Yoonmi’s Japanese vocabulary, beginning balance: 4
Yoonmi’s Japanese vocabulary, ending balance: 7
I arrived in Tokyo knowing only: sayonara, arigato gozaimasu, konichiwa, and most important of all kuro goma (which means “organic sesame,” a flavor for a cream puff). Thanks to Beard Papa, I learned some important Japanese vocab, as you can see above. Now, I have added: hai, sumimasen, and onegaishimas. I added a whole 3 words during one week. I am obviously a fast learner.
So, I think I gave you a good enough dosage of my intellectuality. Here are the pictures. May your eyes drool at the sexiness.
After seeing this temple, every other temple pretty much looked the same. Kinda like Europe with its cathedrals…you see one, you’ve seen all.
Gina, Kat, Dawn, Hin, me, Dave
Five Storied Pagoda in Asakusa
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Payers for prayers, prayers for payers
Our class picture, haha
Shinjuku – J.Lee, Lex and I went to some small restaurant where the menu was completely in Japanese. So, we ended up throwing a coin onto the menu, and ordered whatever the coin landed on: raw squid and baked fish, washed down with some Sapporo.
Okay okay. This is the day I dressed up nicely because I thought the girls would too but, everyone was in sneakers, and I got blisters wearing my pointy shoes. Woe is me. Or rather, WHOA is me…because I looked hot. I also like to blatantly overpuff my good looks in an attempt to make up for the lack thereof.
And, I now end with the most massaging invention: the Japanese toilet seat heater, butt cleaner, and “front” cleaner. I tried it all…in more ways than one apparently, as I find out more and more about my drunken night, even 10 years later.
A memorable moment:
Walking around Asakusa…
[pursing the fingers together in Italian hand motion]
Ppa-cheeng-ko, Yooenmi (which is basically Pachinko and Yoonmi in what we thought to be an Italian accent).