I cant believe I already typed 100 of these damn things lol...
weekend, I had to work on Saturday morning for the annual PTA ping pong
and volleyball tournament at my main Jr. High School. As a result, I
stayed in Gunma on Friday night. One of the Numata ALTs, John, had a
small party at his house. About 15 people showed up, mostly other ALTs
and about 5 Japanese girls. He cooked a ton of really good food like
BBQ ribs, and all kinda gormet stuff. Hes a good cook. He also made
some hot cider which I spiked with some rum and it was pretty fucking
delicious. After that, he had a bonfire set up outside in front of his
house. We roasted marshmallows and stuff. It was pretty cool. Later
on, Ryoko showed up. She spent the day in Takasaki shopping with her
friends so she couldn’t come for most of the party. She stayed for
about 5 minutes but then she just gave me a ride home cuz I had to work
early Saturday morning and so did she.
On Saturday morning at the
ping pong / volleyball tournament, I played ping pong, just as I did
the last 2 years. I was put on the Adult-B team which consisted of a
couple other teachers and some student’s moms. We pretty much got owned
by the 3rd year students. There was this one girl who was like a
fucking pro at spiking the ball really hard. We managed to beat the 1st
year student teams at least. It went by fairly quick and afterwords
everyone got free onigiri and pocari sweat, just like the last 2 years.
I was out of there by noon, made a quick snack while I waited for the
next train, and was on my way to Tokyo. Emmet got on the train as well
but I pretty much just slept the whole way cuz I was really tired.
in Tokyo, I headed to Mikado for casuals. I started off by playing
against an I-no who I beat several times until he finally gave up. Then
I fought a Potemkin and won. Then this BA player came along and he was
really good. I have trouble against Baiken in general and after 6
tries I couldnt beat him. I was getting rounds but I just couldnt get a
win in. Then Mitsurugi shows up and plays against him with his Slayer
and wins. I was kinda surprised. Then I fought Mitsurugi Slayer and
won. Then I played a few games against Mitsurugi's ABA and I won the
first couple and then we went back and forth a few times. Eventually I
played that BA player again but I still didnt beat him.
saying there was another international party today in Ebisu. This time
the event specifically said they would have a full bar with real beer.
Not only that, but a whole buffet meal with roasted chicken, roasted
pork, salad, and other shit. After that last 2 parties being so crappy,
I was hesitant to go to another one of these for a while, but this one
sounded too good to pass up with all you can drink and eat for like 3
hours for 3500 yen. I figured Id give it another shot.
and I left Mikado and headed to Ebisu where we met up with another ALT
from Gunma named Dan. Dan said the party was at a place called Seven. I
was like... wait... for real? ...cuz thats the same place it was at
last time for Halloween. I said this time I was just gonna outright ask
them if all they have is crappy drinks or if they have real stuff this
time before I even pay to get in. Luckily, as we were waiting for the
elevator, some guy rolls up with a whole cart full of Yebisu beer
bottles! I asked him if it was for this party and it indeed was! It
turns out that this time, it was run by a completely different
organization but it just so happened to be at the same venue for
whatever reason. They didnt go back on their word either. When we got
inside we saw a whole buffet table full of food, and they even had
homemade pie, cake, and ice cream! The bar also had just about anything
youd want to order so I enjoyed drinking Yebisu and Yebisu black the
whole time. I got my fill of good food as well so I got my moneys worth
for sure. The chef who made the cakes and stuff was this black dude
who had the coolest handlebar mustache ever that was sorta connected to
his sideburns. I gave him props for his mad cooking skills. He was a
nice guy too. I think he said something like hes been living in Japan
for over 15 years.
This one other guy was there again this time
and hes ALWAYS at these things without fail! Hes kinda creepy looking,
but I dont really know how to describe it. Anyway, if I go to another
one of these I wouldnt be surprised to see him there again. We also
talked to tons of girls there, most of them just came up to us to chat.
For most of the later part of the party, this group of hot girls came
up to us and ended up being Chinese. Emmet wasnt interested because he
only wants to meet Japanese girls LOL. One of them was like broken tier
hot and was talking to me a lot and seemed pretty interested but since
im not single I didnt try to pick her up or anything.
So for once
we left the party without any girls with us. Emmet and Dan were
planning to go clubbing in Shibuya at some place where Dan's Japanese
friend was DJing. There was a cover charge to get in so I wasnt
interested in going and my plan was to just check out Current by myself.
However, Dan said he could get me in for free. Once again, im not a
club guy, but if I can get in for free its worth checking out at least,
so I tagged along.
We got to Shibuya around 9:30 but the club
didnt open till 11, so we went and killed some time at this bar that had
200 yen beers! I gotta say, this place was pretty awsome! It had a
decent crowd in there and there was no BS! The beers really were 200
yen each and it was like even a decent sized glass of Sapporo! Anyway
we were chillin for a bit and then Dan tried to go talk to these 2 hot
chicks that were sitting alone. While Dan was talking to them, Emmet
starting sneakily shoving random crap like chopsticks and paper cups and
made a huge tower inside of Dan's back pocket. I was surprised how
long he was able to do it until he got found out lol! Eventually we all
made our way over there and were talking to these girls a bit. One of
them left a little earlier so then were talking to the one girl for a
while. Dan and Emmet were trying to get her to go clubbing but she said
she had to work early the next day. She ended up giving me her email
before she left but I stored it wrong so I just deleted it. Too bad cuz
Emmet wanted to mail her heh.
After that, we went back to that
other club. I forget the name of it though. We ended up being able to
get in for free. We put our bags in a locker and then chilled a bit.
Drinks were a little pricey at 700 yen for everything on the menu. I
got one Tequila coke and then Dan had like a bottle of vodka he brought
in so he like spiked the hell out of it and it was like half booze.
Some Ex-Japanese porn star was there and she did like a semi strip tease
dance (showed off some parts without taking stuff off all the way)
which was pretty hot. After that was over, though, the place seemed
pretty boring. The other 2 guys were down to go check out Pure so we
decided we could give it a look and come back later if need be.
dont mind going to pure since its all you can drink. We walked there
and we were pretty shocked to find out that Pure no longer exists!
Appearently the place closed down completely a few weeks ago! That
totally sucks because for what it was, it was actually decent place to
go drink for cheap! Disheartened, we sorta just walked around a bit
trying to decide what to do.
We got some quick food and then when
we were in front of the Family Mart, there were these Japanese guy. I
dont even remember at all how it started but somehow Emmet got me into
another arm wrestling match with another random Japanese dude on the
street lol! This time I lost though. He was a fairly big guy. Im not
even that strong so I dont know how I did this well up to now anyway
haha. Anyway, after that, there were these foreigner guys from like
various European countries here together on vacation or something. I
dont remember how it happened again but I ended up arm wrestling like 3
of these guys! I beat 2 of them and lost to one of them. My arm was
already tired as hell from the first match and after the 4th one it was
pretty fucked. I was never one to go around challenging random people
to arm wrestling matches in the streets so ill just blame it on a
combination of Emmet and Alcohol lol! Its all good though, just in good
fun, nothing serious.
Anyway, we tried to get back into the
first club and the bouncer was a total dick and wouldnt let us back in.
We showed him our locker keys and said he would let one of us go in to
get the stuff for everyone. So anyway, I go in first and get my bag,
then I come back and were chilling outside and we see the pornstar chick
go into a combini! Emmet follows her in there and is kinda like
waiting for a chance to talk to her. She leaves, and as shes walking
back towards the club, Emmet is just like, fuck it!, and goes after her.
We cant hear the conversation and we were expecting him to get blown
off fast but to our surprise she walks off with him towards the club!
Then shortly after, Emmet comes back telling us she wanted to have
drinks with him but the bouncer wouldnt let him back in and she even
tried to help him get in too! Oh well. Then Dan went in to get his
backpack from the locker. Emmet and I waited for a bit but after
waiting for like 10 minutes we tried calling him but we realized his
phone wasnt working right so we just said fuck it and decided to take a
taxi back to Shinjuku.
We got to Shinjuku around 4 am. We
figured we might as well just hit up PSY which would give us 2 more
hours of drinking. There was an average crowd there for PSY which was
good. SPG Chris showed up too and was telling me about a concert he has
coming up so I might go to that. Also, Natsume told me that next week
is PSY's 5th anniversary party so I might hit that up as well. I had a
couple beers and talked to some people but towards the end I got a
little tired and nodded off a little. I didnt drink any redbull all
night and was drinking since 6:30 pm and woke up at 7 am for work so I
was a little tired out.
After leaveing, we got McDonalds and then headed to the manga kissa.
woke up the next day after a good 8 hours of sleep and Emmet was
already on his way back to Gunma. I went back to Mikado and spent the
day playing GG casuals. Some Millia player who recognized me was there
and said hi to me. I dont know his name but we ended up playing several
games and I won probably about 75% of them. I also played against
several other people. Kunihiro was there, as well as Udei (who was
playing Testament the whole time for some reason) but I didnt play
either of them. I did end up playing against Hot Zappa's Boyfriend's
Robo-Ky for a bunch of matches though. I always like fighting him
because hes a really solid player. Hes good at reading people and is
also really hard to hit and very patient. We started off going back and
forth. Then he got like 4 in a row on me, then I answered by getting 3
in a row, then we went back and forth a bit again. Then he pulled
ahead and beat me like 5 in a row, and then I beat him twice and he
left. I also played against Hot Zappa one game and won. I played a few
more games against some people after that, mostly winning. My biggest
streak of the day was like 15 wins or something. It was a good casuals
session for sure.
After that I made my way back home. When I got
to Akabane station, I stopped in and saw the November Arcadia and
checked the tournament schedule. There were like absolutely NO GG
tournaments listed for the whole month. Looks like another month of
just casuals and drinking unfortunately. Mikado has their weekly
Tuesday tournaments but I cant get out there on weekdays. Hopefully
next month will have some more tournaments. Next week's plans are still
undecided but I might go to the PSY party or something.