Archive for November, 2005

Reserve a whole train car!

Do you know Toden-Arakawa line? it is small, cute train. When I was in Waseda University, I escaped lecture and enjoyed tiny trip sometimes. You can go to cute nad the smallest amusement park which is called Arakawa Yuenchi..

I think some of you may already know but you can reserve a whole train car in this line. It costs 13,820 yen for 50mins. You can choose a train car in garage, you can have party on train, you can do wedding on train, you can hold a concert on train!
For more information, please see here.

MobileMonday SuperDeluxe Bonenkai – last day to register

Today (November 11) is the last day to pre-register for free entrance to the MobileMonday SuperDeluxe Bonenkai on Monday, November 14 — the last MobileMonday event of 2005.

But if you miss the free registration opportunity, show up at SuperDeluxe on the 14th at 7pm anyway. The entrance fee is only 1000 yen — which is cheap when you consider that MobileMonday is the very best regularly scheduled IT/tech-related event going on in Tokyo, and that SuperDeluxe is the very best event space in Tokyo.

If you attend, take time to thank the organizers for having the good sense to hold the event there — instead of at, say, a monumentally crappy locale such as Zest in Ebisu — the kind of place where you nearly get into fist fights with the wait staff (well, I do at least).

Rest assured that no staff at SuperDeluxe will be sweating you — telling you that you need to sit down at a table so that you don’t disturb the other customers, or refusing to sell you a drink and then later walking up to you with a drink menu spread open and then demanding that you buy another drink. (Hey dumbass Zest waitstaffers, here’s a tip for you: Before harassing a customer, check with your bartenders to make sure they haven’t already pissed of that customer by inexplicably refusing to sell him or her a drink. Maybe you can suggest to the genius leadership at Global Dining that they actually make that tip a part of their world-reknowed training course.)

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Warm Biz Bra

This should stop everyone complain about the impending winter in Tokyo: the HEATED BRA.
This fluffy bra has removable pads which are heated using a microwave or hot water. Matching shorts are included, but I’m not sure that those are heated as well…

“We hope this will not only help prevent global warming but also provide a little fashion chic to the office”

Taiko Fighting

And so the brave warriors go into battle: one side against the other and there can only be one survivor.
Except in this case, their weapons are drums and the judges can call it a draw.

We were in Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka-ken for the “Bunka no hi” long weekend and for 3 days, from 8am-late, these groups of elders, Taiko drummers, flute players, dancers and hangers-on from each part of town were banging their way around town. Occasionally groups from different areas would meet head-on in the road and try to “Taiko” each other into submission.

The two teams would be face-to-face, each playing their own beat and shouting as loud as they could, trying to make the other group lose their timing.
If neither team gave up, a judge was called upon to give a verdict.
At the end both teams would drink sake together and then continue on their separate ways.

Let’s Catch a Flick!

Build It.

In the ’80s and mid ’90s the movie theater scene around the outskirts of Tokyo, near Tachikawa and Hachioji, was horrible. For a few years, Tachikawa did not have a movie theater at all and Hachioji had one screen with sticky floors and ’70s speakers. It was dismal. But that has all changed recently. In the general Tama (多摩) area, we now have the following cinema complexes either built or being built:

Those are places I would consider within striking distance.

Be Heard!

Currently, we give our money to Cinema City in Tachikawa. Cinema City has introduced Cinema Council. Cinema Council allows Cinema City members to vote for movies they want to see. For example, currently, Tim Burton’s latest flick is playing. The question is, which old Tim Burton flicks do you want to see?

Links provided the best list of movie theaters with their movie search by location. Thanks Yahoo.

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