Friday night I headed to Mikado alone. I started off right away with a 13 win streak. I eventually lost to a May. I was still in the process of putting an SBO team together this weekend. Kunihiro said he would team with me for the upcoming tournaments but I still needed one more team mate. Theres this ABA player whos pretty good who always talks to me named Nanase. He came and sat by me and was talking with me a bit so I asked him if he could join my team. From next weekend is the start of golden week with lots of holidays. The very first SBO qual is on next Sunday in Saitama. Then there are 2 in Ibaraki and one in Tochigi the following days. Nanase said he could join me for the Saitama tournament on Sunday. He cant make the other ones though so I still needed to find one more team mate for those days. Anyway, there were a lot of players and I got tons of good matches in and stayed till closing.
that, I went to Current. It was packed with a bunch of random
foreigners I didnt know. SPG Chris was there with a few other people I
know so I sat with them. We eventually decided to go to GODZ. We
stayed at GODZ for a bit and we ran into a Swedish dude there named
We all left GODZ together and the people I was with didnt
really wanna go to Current, so Johan said he knew about this awsome
"rock club" that he was gonna show us. As we started walking there, we
realized we were walking near Current. We asked him what the name of
the club was and he said it was called Current! LOL. I couldnt help
but laugh that he was "showing" us where Current was. Once we realized
that, everyone else said they would just find some random place to go
drinking in Kabukicho. I decided to just go back to Current anyway so I
went with Johan.
It was still pretty much the same there. I
talked with Johan a bit and he was saying how he might be able to hook
me up with a job at the company he works for sometime in the future so
thats pretty cool to know I might have that option.
closed, I went to PSY. The other people I was with earlier were there
and it turns out they just ended up going there the whole time due to
not being able to find anywhere better lol. I stayed till closing and
then went to sleep.
Saturday, I went to Mikado again right away.
It was slow at first but a few people were there, and gradually the
place got really packed and there was tons of comp there. Kunihiro
showed up and we talked about our SBO plans. He said he will enter the
Saitama one for sure. He said he will go to the other ones only if we
find one more guy cuz its really far and going with a 2 man team is
Also, The I-no player who I teamed with sometimes
last year named Yuki messaged me saying he wanted to meet up. He had
never been to Mikado before so I met him by the station and showed him
the way. I asked him if he could team with me but he says he hasnt been
practicing and has mostly been playing online reload for some reason,
so he said hes not really in any position to enter a tournament. I
played him, and he did seem a bit rusty but not completely terrible but i
figured it would be best to find someone else anyway.
playing for a bit, I took Kunihiro and Yuki to the kebab place and we
got some kebabs and it was delicious as usual. Then we went back and
played more. My top streak of the day was 11 wins. Tons of top players
showed up. I played Maruken's Baiken and beat him on my first try
which was cool. I played him like just a couple more games after that
and didnt win again but they were some good matches anyway. Eventually
around 9 pm, Kunihiro and Yuki left. Towards the end of the night, I
was fighting against a pretty good Ky player. I had like a 6 game win
streak on him or something at one point but he kept trying. The funny
thing was, every match was like down to the wire with like one hit
between who won and who lost but I just kept squeezing in the last one.
Right before they closed, I talked to him and said good games and told
him he had a solid Ky. I asked him if he wants to team up for SBO
sometime. He said he doesnt enter tournaments much but said he would be
willing to try so he will team with me at some point in the future. He
says he cant go to the far away tournaments but at least hes another
option to team with for ones that are pretty near Tokyo. His name is
Usuda. After closing, I left.
Andy, Ryan, and Sam were all
supposed to come to Mikado but no one ended up showing up. Emmet went
to another international party and didnt come to Tokyo last night due to
I headed to Current alone and Emmet was there when I
arrived. Chip showed up too. I asked him what he thinks about MvC3 so
far and he says it looks like it might be good but its too early to
Also, Terry showed up and had a rough day at work, so he
was really in the mood to get smashed. He kept buying everyone shots
over and over. He must have bought us like at least almost 10 rounds of
shots. Emmet and I also bought a round. It was pretty insane.
Eventually Terry got too wasted and could hardly stand for a bit so he
went home around 3:30. At some point I got really wasted too and passed
out at the bar for maybe a half hour. I woke up with marker writing
all over my arms and on my neck. Masami and Emmet busted out the black
marker on me. Fair enough, I fell asleep so whatever. I washed most of
it off in the sink but some was still sorta visible.
till closing and I think Emmet went to a love hotel with Sachiko. At
this point, my memory sorta cuts off but I went to PSY, I think with
Chip or something. I dont really remember anything about PSY but I know
I was there. I think maybe Masami showed up too. I was pretty wasted.
I woke up the next day in the manga kissa with one contact lens
still in and my contact lens case still on the desk with the bottle
opened. I must have just straight up passed out while taking my lenses
out lol. I also checked in around 6:30 according to my receipt meaning I
stayed at PSY till closing. I still felt slightly drunk but no
hangover. I didnt have any pain in my ulcer really but I ended up
taking another super black shit, which means there was some internal
bleeding going on. I really shouldnt have drank all those shots but
once I got drunk enough and someone keeps buyin em for me I dont really
think about saying no heh. I guess ill have to be more careful next
I got some food and then met up with Emmet. I went to HIS
travel agency to check some airfare prices. Right now tickets to the
US are really expensive so Im still not sure if I will end up going to
visit this summer. If I dont, I might go to another country in Asia
with Ryoko since its cheaper. Im still thinking about it.
that, we headed to Mikado. I was surprised to see that they were
running a 5 on 5 tournament for GG when I got there. It had already
started and I had no idea about it, but Johnny-o was cool about it and
put me on one of the teams that hadnt played yet. I played a few
casuals while I was waiting for us to play and won like 4 in a row and
then they called our team.
My team had Tsu (ED), an Anji, Sol,
Robo-ky, and me on it. I dont remember the exact order but 2 of my team
mates went first and I think they beat 2 guys. Then like 2 guys lost
to a pink Faust player. They sent me to go next to take him in the
mirror match. It went 2-1 and I beat him. Then I had to fight a
Slayer, and I lost 1-2. I think Tsu beat the Slayer and then everyone
lost to JT's Millia, and that was it. Oh well. I was glad I at least
got to play.
After the tournament was over I left and saw Ryoko when I got home.
mailed a bunch of people in my phone trying to find another team mate
for the Tochigi and Ibaraki SBO quals. I heard from Akira the Axl
player who says he pretty much will be busy all of May but would like to
team with me in the future. Also, ASA the potemkin player said he cant
enter due to having work those days but also might want to team up
later. Im still waiting to hear from about 6 other people and can
possibly mail others if those fall through. Hopefully I will find
someone else to team with. In any case, next week officially starts SBO
quals so I am pretty hype for that. With that and the release of SSFIV
this week, im gonna be playing a lot of fighters.