First of all, I went to the doctor during the week for a checkup and my liver is back to normal! I was given the go ahead to drink as much as I want and I am no longer sick according to my blood test so it seems my mono is truely over! CHEERS!
To recap the previous weekend of
August 21st... On Friday, I went to Takasaki, the town where Andy lives
which is 1 hour south of where I live. We went drinking with a few of
the new Takasaki ALTs at a garlic resturaunt until late, and then Andy
and I found this place called Bee bar. They had some good beers on tap,
interesting atmosphere, and wide selection of music avaliable to
request. After that, I crashed at his place. Andy's apartment is about
the same size as mine, which is pretty good since he lives in a bigger
The next day we headed out and I showed Andy where the 2
arcades are in Takasaki that I know of. One is Monte Carlo which closed
down and merged with a smaller one a few doors down. They had one of
most older fighting games but the quality of their cabs wasnt maintained
very well. We played a few matches of BB and then left. After that,
we went to 3rd Planet, which is south of Takasaki station. This place
is more expensive but they keep their cabs in nice condition. This
place also has one of most major fighting games but for whatever reason
they dont have any Street Fighter cabs. Odd... There were a few guys
playing BB so we got a few matches. One or 2 of them were actually
pretty good players.
After that, we went to the Takasaki beer
garden to welcome the new ALTs. We got all you can drink and eat for 4
hours for like 2800 yen so it was worth it. I drank lots of beer and
met some cool people. Then after that, Andy, me, Emmet (the new Numata
ALT) and 2 other girls went to Bee bar where a bunch of other ALTs
showed up and then we went clubbing at some place called club Jam where
some random drunk Japanese guy was talking to us towards the end of the
night and handing out fake giant thick pairs of glasses for whatever
reason. After that, we walked with the girls and Emmet back to the
station and then Andy and I went to his place to crash.
day we got Ramen and then went back to 3rd Planet. This time there was
actually some guy playing GG there. I beat his Slayer a bunch of times
and didnt lose until after getting like 22 wins. He eventually left
after I beat him again and then we walked to Uniqlo where Andy bought
some new pants.
Later, we returned to 3rd Planet and I was
shocked to see 4 people playing GG. I got on, beat all of them over and
over undefeated and got like 25 wins or something without losing and
then we left cuz I had to catch a train. They told me that I was too
good and I asked them if they actually have a scene here and they said
they usually plays on Tuessdays and Thursdays. Kinda good to know
people there still play at least.
I missed the next train so Andy and I got McDonalds at the station to kill time and then I went home.