I spent most of the day at a place called ガスと(Gusto), which is Japanese equivalent of a Denny’s in the US (although, they have Denny’s here too). Actually, price-wise, it’s about the same as Denny’s in the US, but the quality of food is way higher, here’s a look at the menu I ordered from:
And what I ended up getting:
That’s a bowl of steak (Aussie beef, which is damn good), a bowl of 冷やしゃぶ (cooked, then cooled pork/meat), bowl of 豆腐 (tofu) and 若布(seaweed), a bowl of ご飯 (rice), some pickled vegetables, and a bowl of 味噌汁 (miso soup).
And what it looked like when I finished 🙂
I then spent the next 2 hours adding SRS sentences to Anki, like so:
Total cost: 800 yen. That’s about $8.
Then I went back home and took a nap for an hour. Woke up to go to my favorite coffee shop called ベロチェ (Veloce) and got an iced coffee for like 180 yen, about a $1.80 (compare to Starbucks) 😉 I then proceeded to do SRS reps in Anki for about 2 hours.
The interesting thing about most coffee shops here is they have separate sugar for iced coffee/tea drinks. It comes in liquid form in a little container similar to a creamer. The reasoning is that it will blend a lot more quickly than putting normal dry sugar in, and it really does work quite well.
All pictures were taking with my Google G1 phone (which is actually pretty good, especially the auto-focus), so maybe I should at that to my G1 review 🙂
That’s it for today. Tomorrow, maybe I’ll take a trip to 秋葉原 (Akihabara) or 渋谷 (shibuya). We’ll see tomorrow 🙂
Xmas Holidays in Japan, Part 2