Just gonna sum this one up kinda quick cuz I dont feel like typing right now.
been 2 weeks since I last wrote. Matt is back in the US again now.
Last weekend we just stayed and drank in Gunma so I didnt bother typing
cuz there was nothing really interesting to mention.
headed to Tokyo. I was expecting Emmet to get on at his stop but he
didnt and instead Bloodbath got on. He was heading to Tokyo to visit
his girlfriend so he rode the rest of the way with me. Emmet mailed me
saying he just missed the train and would catch the next one. On the
way there Bloodbath's girl mailed him asking if he wanted to go to a
yakiniku tabehodai and nomihodai. He asked if Emmet and I would be
down. After a bunch of confusion about schedules, we all finally agreed
that the 4 of us would go.
We waited for Emmet to arrive in
Ikebukuro at a bar and got a beer. Then when he arrived I went to get
him and we met up with the others at the restaurant. The food was good.
I had a lot of beer. It was a 2 hour package.
After we left
there, Emmet and I went to Current, which ended up being dead. Then we
went to PSY and it was a little better. We stayed till closing. I
wasnt planning to stay out any later but Mandy and the Indian Guy wanted
to go to Tokyo Loose and Emmet hadnt been there in a while so they
convinced me to go for one beer.
Loose was pretty lame as always.
Full of skanks and people I probably wouldnt like. After that we went
to sleep at the manga kissa.
I didnt get much sleep at woke up
JUST in time to make it to Mikado in time for today's Johnny-o cup
singles tournament. Emmet went with. Lots of the big name heavy
hitters were there today. I got a couple practice games in and shortly
after, they called my match. My first match was against some Dizzy
player I dont know. I beat him up and advanced to round 2.
played a few more practice games against various people. I was doing
pretty well but felt a bit rusty. My 2nd match ended up being against
Taku's SL. We were gonna play RPS to determine sides but then he just
told me to pick a side cuz he didnt care. The first round was going
well and i had a lead starting out. I got him down to about less than
half life and was zoning pretty good but eventually he got in and I died
to some big combos. 2nd round I pulled out a win. 3rd round I just
got raped after he started the round out with a connected gold burst and
I ate some huge combos.
I think in the end, Mitsurugi ended up winning the tournament with his Zappa.
that, I just played more casuals. Emmet left to go meet his girlfriend
in Shibuya. I played more casuals and then suddenly Emmet showed up
like an hour or 2 later. I asked him why he was back and he said he
just broke up with his girlfriend. I dont know all the details but I
guess he wasnt too happy with her and she said she would be really busy
from now on and wouldnt get to see him much so they broke up. After a
little more casuals, Emmet left for Roppongi to go to an international
party. I played some more casuals of GG and like a total of 3 games of
SSFIV. I fought Ririko a bunch and was doing well vs her. I fought
Satou like 3 times and couldnt beat him.
messaged me saying he wanted to go drinking with us and his girl.
Around 9 pm I headed out and waited for them in front of Tokyo station.
They were taking a while to get there and I ended up drinking a whole
180 ml bottle of whiskey while I waited. I also grabbed an Idaho burger
from McDonalds (this burger is legit as fuck, you should try it if you
get a chance). I met up with them and then we headed to Current.
was dead as hell. We stayed for like 2 beers and then went to PSY. At
PSY it was packed all night cuz it was Yukio's birthday party. They
were playing AKB48 music videos with the sound off on the big screen
most of the night on loop, lol. Bloodbath and his girl stayed till about
11:30 or 12 and then decided to go home before the last train. Emmet
showed up a bit after that after I told him there were girls at the bar
lol. Pachi also showed up to drink with us for the night.
was fun times. However, Emmet wanted to go back to Tokyo Loose to try
to pick up chicks and Pachi agreed so I just tagged along. This was
pretty early (maybe around 3 am). Loose wasnt as bad as some nights,
and we discovered the fact that they have hookahs there! I love
smooking hookahs so we got one (it was only like 2000 yen so split 3
ways thats not bad) with some apple tobacco. I was buzzing pretty hard
off of it.
Eventually after we all agreed that Loose sorta
sucked, we went to some izakaya which ended up also being dead. Pachi
went home at like 5:00 or something and then Emmet decided he wanted to
give PSY another try. I went back with him and was only planning so
stay till the usual closing time of 6. There were still TONS of people
there and they ended up staying open till passed 7. I lost track of
time and by the time I ended up going to sleep at the manga kissa it was
like almost 8 or something.
This resulted in me not getting much
sleep and I also didnt feel very good. I was sorta hungover and had a
bad stomach ache. The problem was that today's Johnny-o cup tournament
was in Kawagoe which is like an hour train ride away. I timed it so
that I figured I would pretty much make it just on time. As I was on
the train about one stop away with 5 minutes to spare, I decided to mail
Woody the TE player cuz hes always there. I asked him if he could sign
up for me. Then, when I got to Kawagoe I ran from the station to the
arcade. I got inside and the tournament had JUST started. I tried
checked the signup sheet and my name was not on it. Then I tried to
sign up but the staff dude said I was too late. Then Woody came up to
me apolagizing saying he tried but that by the time I mailed him they
just stopped taking sign ups and he said next time I should mail him
sooner. Hes probably right. I just figured they would be more lenient
on the time since Mikado always starts shit like 10-15 minutes late. I
guess I have no one to blame but myself, but the fact that I came all
that way and missed the tournament and was already feeling like shit
left me feeling pretty salty. I tried to play a single game of SSFIVAE
against some Chun-Li player. I took him down to the last round and lost
by like one hit and then I suddenly just lost all desire to play
anything. I decided I might as well just go home early.
to email Ryoko to see if she could meet up with me. She didnt reply
till I was already on the way home but it turned out shes having a sort
of family emergency and her father is very ill, so she couldnt meet up
with me. So, I just got home around 8 pm, ate dinner, and went to bed
early cuz I still felt like shit.
Ive had a bad cold all week and
even had a minor fever on Monday. As of now (Wednesday) my cold is
getting better and I think I should be back to normal by the weekend. I
still have no actual plans for the coming 3 day weekend so I guess Ill
see how it turns out. I just wish I could have entered that one
tournament, and I need to stop staying out so damn late drinking when I
know I have stuff to do the next day.