Tokyo Trip – Odaiba

The afternoon we spent in Odaiba was very, very tiring! Odaiba is a man made island in Tokyo Bay. Ang dami naming nilakad! There are several malls in Odaiba and we went inside all of ’em.

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Before heading to Odaiba, we passed by the Nippon Television Tower and saw this yellow thingie that Miko called PIKACHU. No kids, that is not a Pokémon. I have no idea who that is. :p

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Odaiba was initially built for military purposes in the 1800s, and  expanded as a seaport district in the late 20th century, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area

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One of the most popular things to see is the Rainbow Bridge. This is the bridge by day–

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The first mall that we visited (because it’s the closest to the train station) was Decks. Ang ganda. Mukha talagang decks with its wooden flooring. :D

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We had snacks at Anchors,

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just some assorted sausages, juice, and cola.

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But because my newbie legs and feet were aching from all the walking, I begged Miko that we stay a little longer and we had more refreshments. :P

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When I got some of my strength back, we went to Aqua City

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and we saw a replica of the Statue of Liberty. According to Wiki, The French Statue of Liberty came to Odaiba in the late 90’s in commemoration of “The French year in Japan”. Because of its popularity, in 2000 a replica of the French Statue of Liberty was erected at the same place.

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I don’t remember if LEGOLAND is inside this mall, but we decided not to visit it anymore, because there was still so much to see in the area. Like this Hello Kitty Store.

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Akalain mong pati dried fish at dried squid meron si Hello Kitty?

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Look at this Kitty Geisha! Ang cute cute!

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In Diver City Plaza, there’s the famous 18 meter tall Gundam statue!

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Katuwa kasi even the locals seemed excited to see the humongous robot.

 

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There’s this golden structure of some sort that caught our attention. Don’t know what it is, but it’s just magnificent.

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Here’s a better shot. Better kasi may sunflowers. I love sunflowers! :D

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And there’s a kiddie program being shot in the area. No, babe. That’s not Mojacko. :p

 

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And this architectural masterpiece is the Fuji television Headquarters. The building was designed by world-renowned Kenzo Tange. he also designed St. Mary’s Cathedral in Bunkyo. (I’ll be blogging about that soon.)

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Walang pinipiling lugar ang Minions. Pati pala sa Japan, popular sila!

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Hello there, Stuart, Bob and Kevin!

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Here’s our family portrait. Charot! :p

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Of course, Dragon Ball is popular here.

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And lucky cats.

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And this blue dog that’s called LAUGH THE DOG, No, baby. Hindi siya si Snoopy na nalubog sa asul na jobos. :p

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Miko looked for Tekken, but didn’t find the game in the arcade. (Naging successful naman siya when we went to Shinjuku a couple of days after.)

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And look! There’s Astroboy again! Ang sarap iuwi at isabit sa kwarto ko!

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Do you remember the Monchhichis? They used to have an animated tv series in the 80’s. Ang tawag ko nga sa kanila Ewoks. Hahaha. Eh baket ba, pareho naman silang furry.

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Saw this shop that stationery, fans, toiletries, etc. I took a photo of it because I like the store name. Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese concept that deals with  one of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is also a noodle shop at The Collective. :p

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Then finally, darkness fell and we saw the lights of the bay and the Rainbow Bridge.

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Unfortunately, we didn’t see the bridge’s rainbow colors, but the view was still stunning. The towers supporting the bridge are white in color, designed to go with the skyline of central Tokyo. Lamps are placed on the wires supporting the bridge, which are illuminated into three different colors, red, white and green every night using solar energy obtained during the day.

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The rainbow lights we got to see were from the Daikanransha, located at Palette Town. It is one of the biggest ferris wheels in the world. The wheel is brightly lit by neon tubes programmed to display multiple patterns in over 100 colors.

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Hay Odaiba, nakakapagod kang galaan! But oh so fun!

Next stop– Shibuya!

*featured image from Wikipedia

// listening to Adele – Hello

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Burgers & Brewskies – Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons

Burgers & Brewskies hosted the Comedy Manila show last Saturday. We arrived early to concentrate on B&B’s food and drinks before we giving our undivided attention to the comedians. :)

Miko had the Walk of Shame (340php) that has 1/3lb beef pattie with spiced mustard aioli, cheese sauce, egg in a whole wheat bun, crispy bacon, crispy potato hay, and lemonnaise.

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I had another bestseller- Call The Nurse (280php). Also made with 1/3lb beef pattie, and has spiced mustar aioli, cheese sauce, seared mac n cheese, and honey sriracha bacon. I was hesitant to order this because I didn’t think the mac n cheese would work with the rest of the burger, but it had me with honey sriracha bacon. Just for that ingredient, my burger was better than Miko’s. :p Lamang lang siya kasi may crispy patatas siya on the side. Hehe.

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If you don’t wanna eat beef, you can opt for their other patties made with chicken, fish, or red lentils. For sides, the choices are potato wedges, onion rings, sweet potato fries, grilled corn, nachos, fries, fish poppers, and salad.

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We skipped the sides and got a plate of Buffalo Wings with Bleu Cheese Sauce (220php) instead. Wings also come in other flavors like Honey Garlic, Sesame Sriracha, and Angry Korean (I’m guessing this is ultra spicy kimchi).

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They have dozens of brewskies to choose from. We had Stella Artois, Cucumber Mojito,

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Jack Coke, and Blue Moon that night. The cost of beer ranges from 120-440php per mug/bottle, cocktails from 140-240php per glass. They have the usual hard stuff like vodka, tequila, and gin, but what’s notable is that they have Japanese Whisky. Pero next time na ‘yan. :p

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The Comedy Manila show was hosted by GB Labrador (also had a set… di ko akalaing komedyante rin pala siya. Magaling, magaling!), and the performers were Micah Andres, Nonong Ballilan, and Alex Calleja.

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Sumakit toyan naming sa busog at sa kakatawa. You should experience it too! watch out for Comedy Manila in B&B. I heard they will be taking the stage every Thursday of this month. :)

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Burgers and Brewskies
Ground Floor, Estancia Mall,
Capitol Commons, Oranbo, Pasig City
02 5315632

// listening to some shitty song from the Fifty Shades of Grey OST

One More Chance Sequel

Punong-puno ang timeline ko ng posts ng trailers ng sequel ng One More Chance. Hindi naman nakakagulat. Ito na yata ang pinaka-matinding drama movie ng generation na ‘to. Almost a decade has passed at hindi pa rin nawawala ang appeal ng love story nila Popoy at Basha lalo na ‘yung “sana ako na lang uli…” at “you had me at my best…” hugot lines.

Shempre curious silang tayong lahat kung ano nga ba ang kinahantungan nung dalawa. May forever kaya sila?

My thoughts upon seeing the trailer:

1. Bakit ganyan ang wig ni Basha?!???

2. Don’t cry, Popoy. Halika dito, ihu-hug kita.

3. May mga relasyon na mas bagay yata na No More Chance.

4. For sure may mga tao na mag-e-EL paglabas nito sa sinehan. Emergency Leave? Hindi. Emotional Leave.

Ikaw, nakita mo na ba? Watch it here.

Thoughts?

// listening to Nexxus – I’ll Never Go

Whatever Wednesday – Pinoy Knock Knock Jokes (Part 1)

I love knock knock jokes. The more baduy, the better.

Here are my current favorites that I think will only be appreciated by readers 30 years old and up. :p

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Tatsulok, bilog.
Tatsulok, bilog, who?
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Gino Padilla… Hey, tatsulok in your eyes, must bilog at first sight…

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Chicken, chicken.
Chicken, chicken, who?
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Ogie Alcasid… Chicken-ya pa rin babalik, sigaw ng damdamin. Chicken-ya pa rin sasaya bulong ng puso ko…

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Come back to me.
Come back to me, who?
Ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Donna Cruz… Come back to me-bok ang puso, wala ka nang magagawa kundi sundin ito! Come back to me-bok ang puso, lagot ka na! Siguradong huli ka!

Sharam sharam shararam :p

Hope I made you laugh, or sing at least!

// listening to Gino Padilla – Closer You and I