November 1st, 2005

kemonotachi no yoru

All packed and on the hunt...

For something to do for the next... 8 or so hours. >_<;; The one thing I've always hated about going to Japan is jetlag. Since they're... 10? 11? hours ahead of my time zone, it's quite the shock to the system. So typically I try not to sleep the night before the flight and zombify for flight day (doesn't help that we just had daylight savings though...). >_< The good thing about being jetlagged though is that we typically wake up around 3-4 AM the first morning we're there although we usually wait until 5 AM before moving about. What's open then? Virtually nothing of course (although train service starts up again around then). However, since we're staying in Ginza, and more importantly are close to Tsukiji fish market, by the time we get out there, lots of stalls will have food for the buying. ^____^ Nothing like truly fresh food. We actually somehow managed to wander into the market area where they were transporting the goods once and it was an utter madhouse. Had to watch out for getting run over by giant tuna and other things being carted about. ^^;;

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The bad thing is that it started snowing late this afternoon and wasn't looking good. Hopefully roads'll be okay tomorrow morning. Every now and again, it snows the day of or just before travelling and it always makes me nervous. This year though, it's first snow which is bad. For some reason, drivers here are too stupid to realise that they need to slow down on snowy roads for the first few days / times it snows and there are always so many accidents. >_<

While checking out Lawson's (convenience store) website, they have pre-orders for Howl's Moving Castle and apparently if you pre-order through them you get the video, a North American promo poster for the movie, a deck of cards and something that looks like a 1/24 sec strip of the movie. I *want* that! But the video doesn't come out until Dec. so I can't do it. >_<;;

Anyhow, time to try and find something to do for the next...6-7 hours. >_