Today(Thursday), I went to London! Twas the results of blackmailing my parents after they guilted me into not going to the preview showing of Watchmen that I WON a ticket to…. At the Imax in London. The UK/England’s biggest screen. Was epic to say the least. Loved it. Was just as good, if not better than the first time I saw it on a normal size cinema screen. Seemed to finish in no time at all… Which I always assume is a good thing lol. If you can finish a movie wthout checking your watch/keitai clock.
After and before the cinema at 2:30, we visited(/I dragged her round) all the main geek/japanese interest-haunts, Orbital Manga, Tokyotoys, Cybercandy, Japan Center and Forbidden Planet. Found our way to Chinatown too lol. Bought some kocha, Meiji Apollo chocolate, and a daifuku from one of the shops there. We also spent some time trying to hunt down a McDonalds…. which…to our suprise… was hellishly hard to do around Trafalgar Square and even Convent Garden… loads of steakhouses but we only found one, very small Mcdonalds in between the Covent Garden area and Trafalgar Square. Loads around Piccadily…(Which, in the evening, reminds me of Shibuya, probably the closest thing we have to Shibuya… Pretty lights though.
Righto, now for the loot. Mostly sugary goodness this time… Japanese sugary goodness. Specifically Meiji stuff lol. I love their stuff… Years back I first tried the mini-multipack, liked 4 out of 5 of them. Today I was able to buy 3 of those 4 lol. The other one was just smartie-like chocolate I think…. can’t remember offhand.
I bought some other, non-Japanese stuff too. A Twinkie. I’d always wanted to try one, Mallo cups, which I take to be like Reeses Cups(GORGEOUS), only mallow filled(haven’t tried yet), a Mint Pattie. Which I assume is a peppermint patty. And I *hoped* it would be like a giant After Eight… but no such luck… more solid…. Like icing, only mint flavour. (For those who don’t know After Eights are a kind of square chocolate with a mint-fondant on the inside. They’re super-yummy, usually eaten more around Christmas, which sucks, cos I love ’em…) The mega-push pop thing you see is a childhood favourite of mine. I didn’t have them too often, which was what prompted me to get one… Nostalgia lol. It’s a bitch sometimes. AND, one of the best thing, they had Ramune in stock!! Last couple of times I visited there wasn’t any…. and I was disappointed to say the least. BUT this time they had like 4 flavours! Naturally I go for the brightest and most fake colour. E-Numbers = yummyness lol. You can’t deny it!!
I went to a shop in Chinatown to get the daifuku(top right) along with the Apollo strawberry chocolates(simply yummy.) The meronpan and choco cornet came from Japan Center. I was flabbergasted when I saw they had actual meronpan in store….
I looked through the rest of the bread products and saw the choco cornet too!!!
I wanted more… but had to control oneself… I didn’t wanna spend too much. Am saving for…bigger and better things… Obviously not this Daifuku lol.
And now…. the one thing I had actually aimed to buy today. Which I’d hoped would be there. And that I have been making Blowfish play a guessing game with lol.
Thats right folks! I am now the proud owner of an oppai mousepad! It came from Tokyotoys. Cost £14. MUCH cheaper than any I’ve seen on ebay lol. Seemed reasonable to me. I got no clue if its official or not… wrapping doesn’t seem so. But feels right,(like people have said they’ve felt) and the actual pic looks good too. So I can’t tell… I’ve googled ‘Fate oppai Mousepads’ and various variations of that(lol), but I got nothing. Just other oppai mousepads.
Ahhhh I’m happy I have one. I feel, fulfilled, one more thing ticked off my list of ‘must own otaku’ items lol. Next is a dakimakura!! I think I know where I can get a cheap Yoko one…. I want a Clannad bedsheet too.. not to use ya’ll understand. To hang up. Though a giant pillow…. I dunno… pillows are awfully comfy….so that would mean a giant one would be awesomely so… nowhere I can get one though, would probably just have to sew multiple pillows together… lol.
The Saimoe Aquamarine round 2 results are out! I’m using this chart, more info. More confusing for some yes, but I likes it better hehe. More stats! It comes from here.
Am pretty happy with those results. Woulda liked Makoto to win. But I doubted it would happen…. against Mikuru lol.
And may I just say…. Go Sakura! Go Sakura! Go, Go, Go Sakura!!! lol Doesn’t look good in the next round though…. Against Fate…
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