4. Went back to Book First
Also went to Shibuya 109, out of curiosity. Browsed through 8 floors of clothes. Checked the price on a leather trenchcoat. ;) 50000 yen, though. Steep. Wonder where I can find a second-hand leather trenchcoat in my size... Maybe around winter-time.
Finished reading Tokyo for Free on the train back. Definitely want to check out many of the places mentioned. Should also ask Kojima-sensei if the bicycle ban is just to work; if so, can take bicycle tour of Imperial gardens.
Am getting the hang of asking for directions. When not breathlessly excited, can actually speak in a fairly low voice. Remember surprising Diane with Japanese accent before. Same voice. Other anime girl stereotype.
3. At Planet 3rd
I should ask TLUG if they know of any cybercafes that'll let me plug my computer in and won't think I'm a cracker just because I use Linux. I need to fetchmail and rsync occasionally. Would I have to bring my own patch cable?
Must also think of a properly diplomatic way to follow-up mail no one responded to. Also experienced that in PLUG, as my long posts tend to not get useful replies.
Okay, time to surf.
Hmm. The iMacs won't load leathercollection.ph, complaining about security errors. Oh, well.
Book First is huge! I spent almost two hours browsing through translated manga. I read bits of Karekano, Chobits, and Doraemon. That was fun. Some of the translations had Japanese text, but without furigana. Shucks.
I headed for the Japanese language study books. Picked up another JLPT3 study guide, this time with two CDs. I also bought "Tokyo for Free", a guide to different no-cost attractions in Tokyo.
I have a major weakness for books. Obvious, yes.
1. At Bitcube, waiting =)
I hope someone comes. =)
If no one comes, it's okay. I'll head over to Book First, a huge bookstore a short walk away from the station. I shouldn't buy any more manga, though. I bought another four volumes of Fruits Basket at Green Marche last night, as they were each half the price of a new copy.
Knitting is a great way to pass the time on the train. I got through half a ball of yarn in the commute to Shibuya, and finished the rest while waiting at Bitcube. It's starting to look like half a muffler. I'll pass by Jusco later to pick up another ball of fuzzy black yarn. While there, I think I'll also get the fancy red yarn.
Keio Bus 66 (Shibuya station) passes by this road.
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