OMFG you all! I have just had the greatest two days ever, especially today. So much so that I am 100% sure I have used up all my luck for the week. Time to stay indoors until Friday….
Oh yeah, a quick explanation, I am actually in Japan right now, that’s right, I’m saying goodbye to 2017 (what a shit year) in style. More on the trip later but something happened today, something so fateful I still can’t believe it.
I shook hands with Idols!!! And not just any Idols but the latest hotness that is =LOVE!
Like….I’m still freaking out right now hours later!
There I was, planning on having a simple day out to the park, visiting Shrines, you know, nothing major. But the moment I reached the park off Ueno Station and saw that infamous statue of Takamori Saigo (a guy walking a dog wearing a fox mask) I knew I was in for a ride.
If you’ve been here you understand my meaning. Among the many things here there is also an open stage. One I’m sure you’ve seen at least once if you’re into Idols. I think TGS actually performed here too.
Anyway I just decided to drop by, thinking it would probably be closed but looking and behold! =LOVE were actually holding a handshake event there! I instantly went into panic mode! Bringing out my Japonnaise I understood that I could just buy a CD at the entrance and get in.
Once inside I had my priorities. I asked if Risa-chan was there. Yes she was. Lane 2. I queued up. Asked about a performance while waiting. Found out it happened before the handshakes. No biggie, sugar is too high to care. Sadly found out no photos are allowed. Screw that shit! I thought =LOVE were different! I see guys posting pics on twitter!
Anyway line is moving. I am during mind yoga practicing what I’m gonna say! “Merry Christmas. It’s a miracle that we have met. I’m so happy. Do your best”
Yeah, don’t think that’s what I said. I did say them to the other two girls with her but when I got to Risa-chan, I was a train wreak! And she was the least Fisher of them. The others squeezed my hands so hard and would not let go when I was being pushed on except her.
Oh yeah, the others were Saito Nagisa and Oba Hana. That Nagisa is so fearless! She looked me straight in the eye, hers burning, hand so strongly holding mine that I instantly understood! That Hana was also almost as intense!
Meanwhile Risa-chan was so delicate I instantly fell in love again! Seriously, I now know exactly what the fuss is all about. The fuss of the Handshakes of course!
I was also shocked, stupidly, at how big the girls actually are. I thought they would be tiny fairies but they are normal size which shooketh me.
And slightly going back in time to yesterday, I paid a visit to Akihabara. You know exactly why I went there! Anyway I got to have lunch at the Cafe, Yukirin and Mayuyu were not on the day’s menu so I had some Saho pasta. Got to request a PV to be played (you know which) but that is not important! What is important is that Yukirin and Sakura were the Santas on display.
The fact that I am alive of course is the sign that I do not mean they were there in person. Their huge banners were up is what I mean, them I’ve Santa costumes.
Seriously, having too much fun do gotta run but… What a day!
Oh yeah, not washing these hands for two days! Fuck Christmas!
December 25, 2017 at 10:56
Merry Christmas to you! I love reading your blog. I watched the Handmaiden after reading your posts on it – what a great film! Anyway, I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and have a great 2018!
December 28, 2017 at 19:53
Before I landed in Japan, I have a few stereotypes and one of them was that Japanese girls are petite and small. When I landed in Japan and roamed the streets of Tokyo and Kyoto, the Japanese girls that I saw were actually taller than me and about my size (slim). They were so adorable and fashionable though.
Enjoy your trip!!
December 29, 2017 at 14:15
Oh I am! So many things to do but so little time. I am definitely coming back in the future