I haven’t had time to write much, but I have had time to eat.
I have been pretty busy lately and I think it’s only going to get busier. These are some shots around the office and Shinagawa station.
Went to see cherry blossoms again, this time in Inokashira Park.
My first time at the Taco Bell in Shibuya, it was a little different from the ones in the states; especially the bbq sauce on the tacos.
Had a nice lunch one Sunday at a fancy little restaurant inside Shinagawa station.
Hanging out in Akihabara, a popular place for people who live Japanese animation, comics, games, computers, etc. It’s a pretty laid back place, so I come here often just to walk around.
Last month, the first Carl’s Jr opened in Japan; right in Akihabara. Since I was there, and the line was short, I decided to give it a try. It was almost identical to what I have had in the states, taste wise. Definitely beats the Taco Bell in Shibuya.
This was a medium drink, it’s pretty much a child’s meal cup in the states.
Free refills, a rarity at fast food places in Japan. At some of the family restaurants, they have drink bars, where you get free refills, I was kinda of surprised it didn’t carry over to fast food when I first visited Japan.
Need an umbrella?
Stir fried pork with rice, best bento I have had this trip.
Someone forgot their Elmo in the phone booth.
Born in Italy, bottled in Japan; maybe.
- Not too sour or sweet, at first
- Almost taste like actual lime juice
- Might be hard to finish
Recommend: Give it a shot, especially if you like lime.
Keep your spirits high with a shot of fruity salad.
- Good mix of fruits (one flavor doesn’t overpower the others)
- Small fruit chunks (may be a cons for some people)
Recommend: Yes, purchased multiple times!
Wasn’t super intrigued by this, but I thought, why not.
- Sparkling grape juice
Recommend: You can get this anywhere probably
This was only supposed to be sold in Hokkaido, Dan found it in Tokyo. We weren’t sure what the flavor was, but Google helped us out: Ribbon Napolin
- Smells like bubblegum
- Slightly over carbonated
- Carbonation takes away from the flavor
- Flavor is a little weak compared to smell
Recommend: Not bad, but not really memorable.
Working in tech, you always have to learn new things. I have been learning Unity3D off and on for a while, but now it’s time go at it for real. I figured I’d give this book a shot.
If you don’t hear from me again, you’ll know why.
Went to view Cherry Blossoms in Yoyogi Park, even though it was cold and cloudy, we all had a good time.
I forgot to bring some snacks for the viewing, so I went looking for a convenience store in Harajuku. I took me quite a while to find one. It was the Omotesando area, which seems to full of fancy shops and restaurants.
This was the queue for the restrooms at the park. The guy in front of me kept saying he was going to pee his pants.
A nice Indian restaurant across the street from the office.
Went to Blacows in Ebisu with a friend to try a Wagyu hamburger. It was pretty expensive, and not that great. I got the Bacon Cheeseburger, about $17.
My friend went all out and got the special Blacows burger, around $30.
Walking around Ebisu station a bit before meeting up with others to see some cherry blossoms at night.
The photo didn’t come out that great, but it was a nice view.
Back at my favorite lunch spot for Fried Shrimp. The shrimp was so hot it burned my mouth.
Kimchi beef bowl, always delicious.
Out to dinner in Kabukicho with a few friends. Was pretty good, but expensive.
After dinner, it was off to the arcade. Haven’t played air hockey in forever.
The new Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament. I wasn’t impressed, maybe I’ll give it another shot though.
Mitsuya also had an Orange Cider, let’s try it!
- Smells Great
- Taste a little like orange peels
Recommend: Slightly better than the Grape Cider, not sure if I would purchase again though.
Well, I’m in Japan for business again; and this time, I thought I would try to keep a log of what’s going on since I’ll be here for a while.
I caught an early evening flight and was on my way to Haneda, the flight was a little over eleven hours. I watched a few movies, slept, and looked out the window.
I’ll be staying in Shinagawa this trip, only a five-minute walk from the office, nice. That’s the view from my room, not too bad.
There are a lot of offices in Shinagawa, so restaurants are pretty crowded at lunch time. This place at the station usually has a few open seats.
I met up with a friend in Ebisu on the first Friday I was here and we went to a gyoza place which I can’t remember the name of. The gyoza were huge, but not that great. I’m not sure what it was, but after one and a half of them, I couldn’t have anymore.
Grabbing some kushikatsu in Kabukicho.
Fried mango, was a bit gooey.
A few shots from the office building.
The view is much better at night. The blue-lit building is part of an aquarium; one day while I was walking by, some people were training penguins. Hopefully, next time I can get a photo or two.
Walking around by the station thinking of what to get for dinner.
Found this napolitan place in Akihabara, these are probably the thickest spaghetti noodles I have ever eaten. The bacon was a nice touch.
Back to the restaurant at Shinagawa station for lunch.
See you guys next time.