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05

First Nagasaki Weekend

Posted on Sunday April 05, 2009 at 9:20am in

I had my first weekend here in Nagasaki. Saturday was a raining day. We planned to meet at 1pm at Seiyu. We got a huge group together. We went and had some udon at a mall and then did some shopping. We went and visited a new mall that had just been built called Coco Walk. This is it from the outside:

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Coco Walk.

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I posed with the mascots.

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There is a new Doraemon movie coming out. This was a promotion for it, I guess.

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This was the view from the roof.

The mall was seven floors. On the 5th was an amusement park. On the 6th, a movie theater. And on the roof, there was a good view (see above)!

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There was a lot to look at.

Mainly we were looking for phones. Every place we went didn’t have prepaid phones for study abroad students. At the end of the day, we gave up and went home. I ended up getting on the wrong bus though, and got lost for about 4 hours before I actually made it back to Sumiyoshi just in time for the last bus home. I don’t think I’ll be getting lost anymore… Pretty sure I figured out this bus system now.

Today, my host mom took me to the Sakinoiriguchi Soft Bank and we managed to order a phone! Yay! I get my phone on Thursday. After ordering the phone, I went to meet George, Tami, Stephanie, and John at Sumiyoshi for some lunch and karaoke (our first karaoke experience in Nagasaki!)

The takoyaki was a gooood choice.

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George and I at the takoyaki place. It was a really nice restaurant!

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This is the takoyaki being cooked. So tasty!

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I am such a masterful photographer. George and Stephanie enjoying the takoyaki.

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These were hanging on the steps going up to the restaurant.

I really enjoyed that restaurant. I’m glad we went and I will be returning there soon… We chose a nearby karaoke place and went to sing. It was cheap, about 2 dollars a person. We got two mics, a room, and started singing. We started off by singing I Will Survive by a Japanese singer. It was hilarious, we all sang together and with heavy Japanese accents. There were a lot of spelling errors in the English lyrics…

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This is us singing Bonzai by Ulfuls, I think. There was some kind of scoring thing in the microphones that grade your singing, although I’m not really sure how that works.

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There were 3 huge books of songs. One of them was American songs, another was Japanese, and another was a mix. The books were huge though, they had a ton of songs.

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Let’s singing!

Karaoke was a lot of fun. More fun than I thought. We will be returning here, as well…

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Riding the bus home.

It was a fun first weekend!

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