So, that finale…
I’ll avoid commenting suffice it to say we are hard at work, providing answers to a few of the, uh, outstanding questions we were left with at episode’s end. And, I guarantee you – BIG answers coming your way in season 3.
But, for now, I’m still enjoying Japan with Akemi.
Yesterday, we were super lazy, sleeping in (after our 40+ piece sushi extravaganza) and only getting out of a bed a little after 7 am. Then, we headed to Tsukiji Market where I did a little Periscope session –
Still getting the hang of these damn things. At least I know to title them before starting. Now, all I need to do is keep them to around 5 minutes – oh, and, uh, avoid saying “basically”, “actually”, and “uh” and they’ll be perfect. Stay tuned!
So, after breakfast, Akemi and I went our separate ways. Temporarily. I headed off to a regular (annual) lunch favorite of mine, Butagumi, with my friend Moro-san.
This appetizer is unbelievable and, dare I say it, the best thing on the menu: crispy pork, garlic, green onions, soy and shichimi spice. I always get a double-order.
Three types of pork – Iberico, natta-buta, and a third one I can’t remember…that was actually my favorite.
While I was at Butagumi, Akemi was in Shinjuku checking out the sights:
“There are a bunch of geek people taking pictures of this wall…”
We got together again in Omotesando where we paid another visit to La Maison de Chocolat. Not pictured – my ice cream sundae.
An ad for what looks like a new yakuza cooking show. Akemi suggests we could do our own version: “Cooking with THREE”.
Checking out the Belgian beer festival in Roppongi. Akemi stops to admire the giant fries.
The city is dotted with “kobans”, police boxes (more like kiosks). They update a daily count of the city’s injuries and fatalities.
A walk through a surprisingly quiet Harajuku yields this fabulous find: Transformer longboards.
Yesterday saw us shattering our previous step count record by racking up an impressive 25k+ steps