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19 April 2006 @ 22:22
kuroe went shopping yesterday and came back with TWO Seigaku jackets, one each. Since I thought they were out of stock, maybe they're making them again because of the film?

He was actually looking for Final Fantasy Potions at the time. We've been looking for them since we started playing the game (instead of just looking forward to it), but no luck. The funny thing is that two different people we know have found them randomly in convenience stores.

I headed to Lalaport today with kuroe. I got a (the?) Kyou Kara Maou artbook to get change for the train. It's rather good; if you're a fan, you should definitely get a copy. Near Lalaport, I actually found a copy of the first issue of the Juu-ou-sei manga today. None of the other bookshops had it -- they usually had gaps where it should be and/or a few copies of the second book. Interesting. I read a handful of pages while waiting for the train back -- it's both melodramatic, angsty and easy to understand! And, strangely, it has furigana. *love*

For only the second time since we got here, we tried some curry. Curry is very popular in Japan, but it isn't that good. Often it doesn't even have a proper name -- usually, it's simply 'curry rice'. This was pretty good, I thought, although not as good as the places back in Britain.

When I got back, I decided to actually sign up with Tsutaya, since they had OAV Tennis no Oujisama for rental. But they won't let me rent from them! I need a Proper Phone and a keitai doesn't count. That's rubbish. I went to Anan instead. I got a volume of Tennis no Oujisama, Lorelei, BBC!Narnia, Chikan Otoko and some baseball comedy that I can't remember the name of.

Finally, there seems to be a party at a bar just down our road at the end of this month - tickets are 3000 en and include live music and a drink. Am considering it, but I don't think kuroe will be able to go, and I don't really want to go on my own.
Aviumcode_renegade on 19th April 2006 14:58 (UTC)
They stopped making the jackets with the name sewn on it, but the ones without are still available.
Williamgenkischuldich on 20th April 2006 12:07 (UTC)
Really? I've never seen them! It was like they just stopped. But it's good to know they're still available -- thanks!
amelia cavendish: __soleil ban smilingyami_tai on 19th April 2006 15:17 (UTC)
Curry is very popular in Japan, but it isn't that good

Ooh, Matt and I had curry in Kyoto and it was amazing. We are hard to please too, as we lived in Birmingham for a few years ^_^! The only disappointment was that they didn't know what pilau rice was. It was run by an Indian gentleman who was fluent in English and Japanese... I can't remember what it was called though ^^;!
nekojitanekojita on 19th April 2006 15:28 (UTC)
Hmm, I had curry in Fukuoka in some little southern Italian wannabe cafe and it was *delicious*. One of the best I ever had - but it was a bit different from the curry I get at Indain retaurants.
Williamgenkischuldich on 20th April 2006 12:17 (UTC)
Sounds good! Although Fukuoka is a little far from Chiba. I don't think it's even on the same island! But I'll definitely try some more places, though. It made me realise how much I really miss curry.
nekojitanekojita on 20th April 2006 15:22 (UTC)
Fukuoka is down on Kyushu so yeah, another island. But I like the city, I must admit. Come on, it has a Mandarake and Animate there, what's not to like? ^_^
Kasrakasra_c on 19th April 2006 19:13 (UTC)
I have to look for that KKM artbook the next time I'm in San Francisco. The San Jose Kinokuniya didn't have, and the shop in San Jose Japantown that usually has a terrific artbook selection didn't have it either.

And are these Final Fantasy potions supposed to just be drinks, like energy drinks? I'm dreadfully curious now. (I wonder if my Mitsuwa would carry them. ^_~)
Williamgenkischuldich on 20th April 2006 12:48 (UTC)
It was on the shelf with the magazines, if that helps. I guess it's more of a 'mook' than an artbook?

Yeah, they're just drinks. I think some come with a trading card though.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on 20th April 2006 02:14 (UTC)
You're lucky to fit those jackets!! ;o; I want one, but they're too short in the arms for me.... :/ *assumes*

If you want to have the bottle of FFV11 potion that I got (empty), you can. ^^ Just let me know. I can look and see if my grocery still has new bottles too. ^^

I loooooove curry.. I think in any form, it's the best food on earth! ^_^;;;;
Williamgenkischuldich on 20th April 2006 12:52 (UTC)
The medium fitted me just fine... but I then am just one centimetre taller than "chibi" Ryouma! ^^

Thanks for the offer, but I really wanted to know how it tasted as much as anything else.
Williamgenkischuldich on 20th April 2006 12:53 (UTC)
Oh, forgot to ask -- which grocery store did you go to? A chain...?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on 20th April 2006 13:20 (UTC)
Just my tiny local one.. I don't think it's a chain. ^^;; (It's so small.. I actually don't know it's name..) It's hidden on a tiny street like most little grocery stores.