Short Story

Pagkatapos kong mag-CR, naisip ko na mag grocery at dumaan sa Boulangerie para bumili ng discounted bread. Malapit na kasi mag 7PM. Pagbaba ko ng office, nakita ko yung officemate ko papasok. Sabi ko sa kanya, “Uy ang aga mo ah!” 8PM pa kasi pasok nya. Pagpasok ko ng Grand (amoy) Canal Mall, binati ako nung security guard ng usual nya na, “Buona sera!”. Umakyat muna ako para i-check kung may aloe vera gel na sa MUMUSO (wala pa din). Sabi naman ni ate na tiga MUMUSO, “Annyeong haseyo! Mumuso!” Napansin ko medyo madaming tao. Friday kasi siguro. Nung papunta na ko sa tinapayan, may madadaanan uli ako na guard. Eh di bumati sya ulit ng, “Buona seraaa!” tapos sinundan nya ng “Bukas ang zipper nyo Ma’am.”

Japan Day 5: Meiji Shrine, Shibuya Crossing & Tokyo Sky Tree

Sep 12, 2016

We arrived in Tokyo at around 7 AM. Our stop will be at Shinjuku. From there, we’ll figure out how to get to our next Airbnb accommodation. Our host sent us very clear instructions on how to get to their house from Oshiage station. Navigating around Japan gets easier and easier because we’re getting used to their transportation network. But we also learned to immediately ask questions when we find ourselves utterly dumbfounded.

So the plan is, once we get settled in, we’ll just take a shower, eat breakfast, then start our day already. Nauwi nanaman kami sa gyudon resto cos they’re usually open 24 hrs. Natutuwa na talaga ko sa chopsticks skills ko (say “chopsticks skills” 10 times). Naalala ko lang uli nung kumakain kami dito. As for those two (Benson & Bong), they’re already in Tokyo as well. Bong will stay with us for one night while Benson will stay with his aunties. Medyo nag-kanya kanya na kami when we were in Tokyo. Our itinerary for the day:

  • Meiji Shrine
  • Photos with Hachiko
  • Cross Shibuya Crossing
  • Tokyo Sky Tree

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Japan Day 1: Osaka Kansai Airport & Ken and Mark Guesthouse

Sep 8, 2016

We were already at the airport three and a half hours before our flight. The plane will depart at 3:00 PM then 8:00 PM (Japan time) would be the arrival time. At first, I thought the 8:00 PM that’s indicated in our ticket is also Manila time so I thought that it would take 5 hours to get to Japan. That’s why at 6:45 PM (Manila), I was just chilling in the plane because I thought we still have one hour before arrival. But the pilot suddenly spoke and announced that we will deplane in about 15 minutes. I got excited and started to fix my things and my hair then wore my shoes.

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