Posted by meronpan on July 6, 2009
Been meaning to post photos, stories or just anything since getting to Tokyo, but work, last minute trips, and a lack of planning got in the way of all that.
As mentioned in the previous post, this trip is a super last minute business trip + vacation time added on. What do you know the first night I’m here I remember that my laptop’s ethernet port is broken (have been using wireless) so I can’t check my work e-mail! Also I found out that the plug adapter I threw in my bag was for german outlets! Thank goodness for akiba… it was 7pm… rushed off and was able to buy everything I needed ^^ Plus the manga pictured above ^^
Friday and Saturday were spent working so I wasn’t planning on doing anything vacation-ish. However Saturday after dinner with my coworker he took me over to see the gundam! …didn’t have my camera orz. But that turned out just as well since it was night and it wasn’t lit up. Went back the next day… weather overcast (stupid tsuyu >_<) but at least I was able to take pictures.
I’ll have a more detailed write up of the Gundam when I get back… well… though if you’ve read other articles I doubt I have much new to say about it ^^;
Glad I took both my lenses. Wanted both wide angle and telephoto capabilities while I was shooting. Hardly ideal (18-55 kit + 100mm macro) lenses but I had to make do ^^;
The details on this bad boy are beautiful. So glad I was able to see it in person ^^
Spent the rest of that day in akiba.
There’s something comforting about seeing advertisements like that everywhere.
And nekomimi maids on the street ^^;
Other than that… saw the eva movie today!!! Actually hadn’t seen the first one until last Friday — heard from my coworker it was on tv and watched it in my hotel room ^^;
Was really really really awesome seeing eva again… tons of new content… and in a theatre! I almost cried ^^; Really like what they did with the plot changes. Kind of like how the end of evangelion movie was a separate rendition of the ending… having the series retold in yet another fashion was wonderful. I don’t really remember enough to do a comparison of what I liked better or worse… but I know I really loved the film ^^
The good thing about not having seen the first movie was that I wasn’t waiting forever for the 2nd to come out… but now that I’ve gone and watched ’em… arrrrgh, can’t wait for #3!!!
Two more days… trying hard to not spend them both in akiba ^^;;;;