Music is my radar (feels_like_fire) wrote in metaquotes,
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macben arrives in Tokyo for the intro to his year-long JET program...

macben2002 leaves for Tokyo from Chicago...

The plane ride was 13-14 hours long, and entirely uneventful. Except for a truly horrible in-flight movie selection, nothing merits discussion here. Honestly, who thinks that Failure to Launch and a two-hour biographical documentary on Tom Cruise will make fourteen hours of microwaved vegetarian lasagne and two inches of legroom more bearable?

...has insomnia upon arrival, and goes out to eat...

There were three kanji on the ticket, and the cook indicated that I had to pick one, so I went with tree with little box. It was delicious. I highly recommend tree with box if you’re ever in Tokyo.

...and takes a walk around the city...

I was walking around a backstreet when a door opened and a somewhat hunch-backed elderly Japanese person came out and ran over to me. He looked me in the eye, pointed down a staircase leading only to a beaded curtain and said, “Mistaa… you like a massage?” No, sir. No, I do not like a massage. I don’t know whether it was him that would be administering the massage, or someone else, but I didn’t really want to find out. He followed me a little bit, but being blessed with the vigour of youth and slightly better posture, I was able to out-run him fairly easily.

The whole entry is hilarious, interesting, and public, here: Ben goes to Tokyo!
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