Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Mama Penguin

Today at Yokohama I did the usual UFO catcher run after work to see if there was anything worth sinking.

At the Round 1 Bowling Centre (with game arcade), I spied a machine with penguins, BIG penguins.

Girlfriend has a penguin fetish, so I know I wasn't going to go home without at least giving it a good go.

I asked one of the staff to move the one that looked similar to the ones she has at home. I wasn't sure if I could actually do it. The toy is quite soft and there were a few obstructions to make it pretty difficult. I first put in 500 yen, but it just wasn't happening.

Another staff member moved it a little and still after another 1000 yen, he must have felt sorry for me and moved it into a "knock the machine and it will fall in position". So, all up I think I spent no more than 2000 yen.

I was as usual a little drained after my ordeal, so I went to the nearby supermarket and bought some orange juice as a mixer to go with my 4 litres of the 'chu!

On arrival home I got my phone on video and wanted to show the surprise on her face. She exclaimed something in Japanese, that I think means something like, "Oh wow!".

She has decided that this penguin is the Mama Penguin. I don't know why she insists on all the penguins being female. Apparently the Suica Penguin is the father. It's going to be a little bit harder to get one of those..