The heat today was absolutely unbearable. It's not like Florida where the second you step outside you're covered in sweat, but boy it sure doesn't take long for that to start happening. I should probably head down to the local convenience store and buy myself a hair band, since my hair was stuck to my back all day long. At one point I could even feel sweat dripping down my back.
After Mister Donut we stopped at home to grab our passports and then headed to the train station to head towards Shibuya. Once we arrived, our first stop was to head towards the Softbank store in order to buy our cell phones, but we took some photos first.
Here are some pictures I took of the view from the opposite side of the crosswalk:
We managed to make it to north Dogenzaka and successfully got our very own cell phones! Through a mix of Japanese and English everything went smoothly.
The inside wallpaper looks like tasty cookies with sprinkles, as you can see. I'm happy to finally have my very own pink phone and even happier just to have a cell phone again. I don't wear watches, so I rely on my cell phone to tell me the time. It even has a button to open itself automatically with, so that's kinda fun to play with. Since Daniel's G1 didn't work with the sim card, he ended up getting the gold version of my phone.
As we left the Softbank store, Daniel noticed there was an Irish pub just across the way, so we ended up stepping in there for lunch.
I need to mention that smoking is allowed in restaurants in Japan, though places like Mister Donut have a designated smoking area. It's kinda strange to see people smoking in a donut shop...
After food, we set out in search of a home goods store called Tokyu Hands that a Japanese friend of mine on Ameba recommended to me.
On our way back, I spotted an HMV, which is a popular store for CDs, movies, and books. We wandered around for a bit, but we were pleasantly surprised on the second floor. Today the Shibuya HMV was having a special event where they were having DJs and groups giving free performances. We caught the performance of an R&B group called Squarehood. We caught two of their songs, and they were pretty good.
Unfortunately these were the best pictures I was able to take because there were so many people and I was pretty far away.
After their performance slot was over, we left and ended up taking the train home.
Some more mosquitoes decided to snack on me again today, despite the fact that I was even wearing a long dress. I've got even more bites now and they've been pretty itchy!! (;゜ロ゜)
I've spent some time fiddling with my cell phone and found a cute ring for when I receive text messages (which are actually sent to my phone as emails). I wanted to play with it further, but then the battery ran out.
At first I was nervous about ordering things in Japanese, but now I think I'm feeling more comfortable with it. I'm kinda surprised by how easy it is to get things done even if you don't really understand what they're saying at all.
Now as I lay on my futon while writing this, my poor feet are throbbing and I've been feeling like it's time for bed for about 2 hours now, but I've been forcing myself to stay up by writing this entry. I really miss having a couch to kick my feet up on with and relax.