The Lazy Man’s Way to Tokyo, Day 20

Welcome to the final day in the Lazy Man’s Way to Tokyo.

For my final day in Japan, I took part in the time-honored tradition of ゴロゴロする (goro-goro suru) which looks like this:

gorogoro1

and a bit like this:

gorogoro2

And at times, it can also look like this:

gorogoro3

ゴロゴロ translates roughly to a cat purring, so to do ゴロゴロする is equivalent to cat napping, I suppose. The main goal of doing ゴロゴロ is to never leave your bed all day and try to sleep as much as possible. This is honestly the first time I have ever tried to sit around and do nothing but sleep all day, and it was quite difficult.

But the past 20 days was actually a lot less Lazy than I anticipated, and I have to admit I was exhausted.

The only time I failed at doing ゴロゴロ was sometime in the late evening I was so hungry that I had to eat something, so I put this in the microwave:

pastapepperoni

I bought that from Ministop the night before. I made sure not to drink anything with caffeine so I could try to go back to sleep:

mitsuya

I was only away from the bed for a total of 10 minutes, then promptly continued to ゴロゴロ

Was that anti-climatic? 🙂

I’ll be heading back to the states the day after tomorrow (so I’ll be packing and saying farewells and stuff). But once I get back, I’ll be sure to do a post-mortem/re-cap sort of thing on my experiences and give some extra information Japan and blogging in general.

For now, I’ll leave you with a quick お土産 (Omiyage) tip. When all of your friends say ‘Hey, bring me something cool back from Japan!’ they will typically fall into two categories: A) Ones that will try weird food (as long as it’s Japanese!), and B) Ones that won’t (but are still impressed by anything Japanese). That being the case, it’s very easy to buy gifts for each of them, get snacks:

Person A)

kunsaki

くんさき or any 日本お摘み、this one is basically Squid Jerky. Weird enough looking and sounding, but still quite palatable.

Person B)

cheetos

Cheetos (or any Western Snack). They’ll be impressed, ‘They have those in Japan too! Cool? I wonder if it tastes different?’

Can you think of any better gifts?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going back to sleep 😉

Thanks for reading. Feel free to make any comments or suggestions. 🙂

See you back in the states! さようなら、バイバイ〜、じゃね〜

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Go on to the Post Mortem.

Go back to The Beginning.

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