Thursday, 1 May 2008

Japanese Sorry

The gf has quite expensive taste.

For a special treat we stayed at the Cerulean Tower in Shibuya.

Our room was on the 33rd floor. The view from the window was fantastic.

In the picture you can see the Hachiko crossing outside the station, Harajuku, the immense Yoyogi park, as well the skyscrapers of Shinjuku in the background. VERY cool.

Run the mouse over the picture for a day and night effect!

Once settled in, we went up to the Executive Salon for some free snacks. Now, by snacks I mean we ate and drank the place virtually dry.

There was an assortment of delicious cheeses, chocolates, biscuits and cakes that we had ample servings of, as well as two Asahi, a Guinness and champagne. Nice.

From there I rushed a little drunkenly ahead of the gf into the heart of Shibuya to get to some shops before they closed.

I mainly wanted to get that Red Bazooka t-shirt I've been mulling over for quite a while.

The sales girl spoke good English. She wouldn't let me try on the actual shirt. She allowed me to try a sample of another shirt to get the size right. It felt a bit awkward taking off my shirt in the middle of the store, but at least I was the only customer there at the time.

She was really helpful. I was deciding between small and medium. I've lost a lot of weight in Japan so I was a little worried getting a shirt that I might grow out of quickly.

In the end I got the smaller size anyway as it looked more "fitted" than the other one.

It's a cool shirt. It has "Japanese Sorry", with a samurai performing Seppuku, on himself. On the reverse it has "Please use it whenever you like". Hover the mouse over the picture to see both sides. For 3360 yen, a good buy don't you think?

At another store nearby they had a sale. Two shirts for about 2000 yen. Some of them had the craziest undecipherable English.

They had dressing rooms, but they wouldn't let me try them on. Huh? No sale, SEE YOU. I'm not buying anything without trying it on first.

The next morning we had a nice breakfast, again in the Executive Salon. I tried to eat as much as I could and I think I succeeded.

To my thinking it's strange to stay in a hotel when I'm living in the same city. Having said that, it was a more than nice little outing for both of us.

Thanks gf.


Giovanni said...

So you wouldn't buy a t-shirt on the internet?

avatar said...

The mouseover doesn't work for me; either on your blog or on my feed.

Jimmy In Japan said...

Talking about clothes, I'd like to see how they fit on me.

It was a close call between medium and small. Over the net you can't make that kind of decision.

I don't mind buying stuff off the net, but I prefer seeing/trying what I'm purchasing in person.


Jimmy In Japan said...

The mouseovers DO work on the pictures.

Just leave it on there for a while, or swish the mouse over the pic. They take a little while to load.