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23 September 2010 @ 18:59
The Japan 30-day Meme: Day 01  
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The Japan 30-day Meme: Day 01 - A picture of you "in Japan". (doing or wearing something "Japanese")

I love photography, but I don't have that many of myself and if there's "something Japanese" going on, I'm probably the one taking photos of it. So there are no photos of me at the Tokyo Game Show or fire-walking at the base of Mt. Takao or standing on the streets of Shibuya at 5am.

Here's the next-best thing I could find - a photo from my phone of me at an all-you-can-eat cake buffet in Shinjuku. I'm putting on that angry expression because I have a weird sense of humour.

Me in Japan (f-locked)

The Japan 30-day Meme

Day 01 - A picture of you "in Japan". (doing or wearing something "Japanese")
Day 02 - Describe your neighborhood in Japan.
Day 03 - Most interesting person you've met.
Day 04 - What's your favorite place that's not in any of the guidebooks/lists of places to visit?
Day 05 - Which, if any, Japanese mannerisms or expressions have you adopted?
Day 06 - Food that you swore you would never eat but now love (or tolerate).
Day 07 - Which Japanese words do you use in English? (hanami, shinkansen, etc.)
Day 08 - Are you a Herbivore or Carnivore? S or M?
Day 09 - Favorite stores/shopping centers.
Day 10 - Something about Japan that sets it apart from anywhere else.
Day 11 - What did you find most overrated and underrated about Japan?
Day 12 - Describe a fail!gaijin moment. (Where you did something wrong or completely misunderstood because you couldn't ~read the air~ or just plain had no idea what you were supposed to do because you weren't born and raised here) Describe a gaijin!smash moment .(Where your foreignness was to your benefit)
Day 13 - -Something about Japan that sets it apart from anywhere else.
Day 14 - What is the hardest thing about living in Japan versus your home country?
Day 15 - Weirdest food item you've seen, and weirdest food item you've actually eaten.
Day 16 - How you realised you'd acclimated to Japan. (if you have)
Day 17 - Your karaoke top 5, your sushi top 5, your conbini top 5.
Day 18 - Post some amusing/cute/faily purikura.
Day 19 - Your favorite Japanese character(s) and Gachapon/UFO Catcher toys
Day 20 - Favorite Japanese festival or folklore.
Day 21 - Favorite and least favorite Japanese fashion trends.
Day 22 - Your favorite Japanese saying or kotowaza (proverb).
Day 23 - What is something you have/do in Japan that you wish you had/could do in your home country?
Day 24 - Your favorite Japanese slang or borrow-word (外来語), e.g. セフレ "sex friend"
Day 25 - Most interesting vending machine find.
Day 26 - What's your favorite/least favorite train line.
Day 27 - Place you avoid going to if at all possible.
Day 28 - A picture of you looking like a weaboo/A picture of you trying to blend in and failing.
Day 29 - What's the thing you [will] miss most about Japan when you leave (either on vacation, or move away)?
Day 30 - Did Japan meet your expectations, both good and bad? What has been the most surprising thing about Japan for you, or the thing you least expected?
 
 
 
Rae: Uchi// Uchi approvesguiltyschu on 23rd September 2010 07:44 (UTC)
Haha, that's an awesome photo. XD Nice juxtaposition, you looking all cool and Crawford-esque against that crazy background. Also. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CAKE-BUFFET. Do want!

This meme is intriguing. Might have to give it a shot after the 30 days one I'm already on.
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd September 2010 07:50 (UTC)
"Crawford-esque"? Well looks like someone knows how to flatter me. :) It's called Sweets Paradise and it's a chain, so there may be one near you.

You could do it simultaneously...
Rae: Eeteuk// oh my!guiltyschu on 23rd September 2010 08:51 (UTC)
Heh, well, I know it's the aesthetic you're going for, and you're doing it well, so it seemed an appropriate descriptor. ;D

Oh my. There is one fairly nearby. What evil have you unleashed. XD

I could do it simultaneously, but I'm already so wordy, if I did two memes at once I'd have to spend all day typing at my computer!
Countess of Random Thought: schu-whipkuiama on 28th September 2010 01:14 (UTC)
I agree with guiltyschu's assessment of the photo. Definitely Crawford-esque ^__^ I wish they had something like Sweets Paradise here in the States. It would be Much fun.

(I'm enjoying reading the various entries on the meme, btw)
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th September 2010 07:29 (UTC)
Thanks. :) They don't have all-you-can-eat cake buffets in the US? There were a few restaurants in the UK about five years ago, although they were almost always Chinese food. To me, that's even better.

Thanks for reading. I thought/hoped this might be a more interesting meme than most.
Countess of Random Thoughtkuiama on 28th September 2010 14:38 (UTC)
The closest I've seen is something like Golden Corral, which is an all-you-can-eat buffet in general and started as a steak and salad bar place, but nothing that is specifically all dessert-type items. (though the thought of the existence of something like that makes my inner Tsuzuki a happy Shinigami)
菖蒲eye_ame on 30th September 2010 08:38 (UTC)
The pic is awsome.
I only just got back from Italy and oddly enough saw you in a dream there ;)
Williamgenkischuldich on 30th September 2010 08:43 (UTC)
Thanks.

I was wearing clothes... right? :)
菖蒲eye_ame on 30th September 2010 08:44 (UTC)
Right ;) We were actually at a shooting range together.
Williamgenkischuldich on 30th September 2010 08:46 (UTC)
That's very strange. I hope I was a good shot. Were you reading about Linx beforehand?
菖蒲eye_ame on 30th September 2010 08:48 (UTC)
Better shoot than Aya was anyway ;)))))))