Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Nikko is Neato

Kind of last minute, Lacey said that her fairy godmother woud take us to Nikko. fairy godmother, aka FGM, is this nice lady who knows Lacey's family or something. So she hooked us up with a touristy style tour of Nikko. Bus ride, tour guide with the flag, lunch with the other gaijin, and a trip back. I had a little taste of home when this fat kid from Los Angeles, maybe 11, started complaining about being hungry on the ride back. It was precious.

So Nikko is a bunch of temples and shrines. Notice how in my blogs some words are links? Thats cause I don't want to bore anyone with the details. Just click to be taken to wikipedia.

Yup, this is the home of the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil monkeys. Also, let me just vent for a sec... there were supposed to be mischevious monkeys in Nikko. It's known for that shit. They were supposed to be beating up old ladies and stealing food from children. It was going to be fucking funny. But... NO MONKEYS!!! Fuck that shit. You don't understand how much I love monkeys!

So shrines and temples and a really nice waterfall.

After the tour we hit up Roppongi with some of Andy's friends. They made me steal an Irish flag from a random pub, then we made our way to Vanilla. Vanilla was pretty dead, being a Sunday night, but we didn't care. We danced to stupid trancey type music, screaming "hey hey hey" with all the other Japanese. We heard the same songs on the hip hop floor 3 times. We (well more like just I) got laughed at for our freakin sweet dance moves on the floor. But it was a great time none the less.

New plan... no more multiple all nighters in Tokyo on the weekend. Thats 2 weeks in a row with 2 all nighters each weekend. And no more freakin Vanilla! It's like spending every night at Slims, when the DNA Lounge is just a couple doors down. I gotta spread myself out a bit more!

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