Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 209

Went to a ramen shop in Namba that Wentworth Miller ate at. I remember when Prison Break first broadcast and how diligently I watched it. Until it got weird second season.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 208

My host family took me to an onsen up a mountain called Koyasan. Worst car drive ever. The road was so windy and steep, I wanted to throw up. 


Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 207

Yikes, it's been a while since my last update. :[ It's been really difficult trying to find the motivation to consistently update this blog and I've finally realized why. Every time I update, I feel the need to write long, somewhat in-depth blog entries with many photos. While that in itself was fun in the beginning, now I see it as something that takes up a lot of time and is actually quite tiring. And to be more honest, I'm getting bored with it.

So in an effort to provide more regular updates, I'm going to try to significantly decrease the content of each future entry. It'll be less content, but at least I'll be posting more often. That's the hope anyways. I'll try to add a witty comment or two so the entries don't become too disappointing.

So in keeping with this new plan, I'm going to continue and finish the Gifu post with just a photo. Although, I think it pretty much represents the highlight of the trip.

I ate dinner on a boat. What up.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 186: Gifu

It's been two weeks since school started up again for fall semester. While it's nice to get out of the house and be a little productive, it makes me sad that I have to relegate my days of rolling-around-in-bed-doing-nothing to the weekends.

Shortly after I came back from Korea, my host family took me on a two-day trip to Gifu.

There are these soumen restaurants where the noodles float down these chutes and you catch with your chopsticks. I believe that in Kyoto they have these long bamboo chutes where you catch the noodles from.

 Some time ago in Himeji, we went to a soumen restaurant where you got your own water-jetting plastic chute thingy. 

There was also this place where you can fish from a pond, and for the fish you catch, you gut it and grill it yourself. 

The fish I caught!

My host dad grilled it.

My host brother eating the fruits of my labor.

There's also a shop that's famous for making fake food, like the ones you see on display outside of restaurants.

They also have a small workshop where you can make your own fake food.

And make it into a cellphone strap.

Part 2 coming in next post.