Mix day with Akihabara and Ginza

Was a good day with a delicious Japanese lunch and my girlfriend and I have this tradition that always when we go to Akihabara we go to M.O.S burger to eat as well, no idea when that started tho heh.

This is what I had for lunch it is called kakuniteishoku, have to say that it was delicious
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and
My girlfriend ate Tekkadon, not bad either 😀
Traditional Japanese lunchTraditional Japanese lunch

After that we head off to Akihabara and I got some good shots there ! it’s very interesting now that the Autumn leafs are great in Tokyo but it is already winter here technically.
Of course always have to take photos of the AKB48 cafe and Gundam cafe
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Again a shot of one of my fav girls in AKB48
Akihabara and Ginza
I hate this place.. Eats all my 100 yen coins !
Akihabara and Ginza

Maids at Akihabara working hard to get customers to come to their cafes ! (this is so normal to me now heh when I got there first time I in such a WOOOOOOWWW state but now normal thing to see)
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and here are few shots of Akihabara 🙂
Akihabara and Ginza

SofMap having big sale, go and get cheap electronics 😀
Akihabara and Ginza

Akiba
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Ate at MOS like I said..
M.O.S Burger .. again !

We went to ginza after Akiba because I had to complain at Apple store a bit since my ipad2 cover is making weird colors to my ipad..But got some good shots there as well!
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I don’t know if many of you know but next week Monday we are going to see my girlfriends family in north Japan at Aomori. At this moment Aomori is full of snow and freaking cold, ok ok  I’m Finnish and Finland is a cold place too but what I have heard from my Finnish friend is that Aomori is VERY cold! Bit worried but I am sure I manage ! need to get some Japanese shirts that are Heat tech !
Akihabara and Ginza

But I promise I will get some great photos there !

Few panorama photos again taken with my sony.

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We were a bit lucky! the smoking room at mos was totally empty ! first time saw it empty
Panorama at Akihabara

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Ari Helminen, The Finnish Otaku

Have gone a “bit” overboard with all the anime and manga stuff here ! Now at wallmart I often buy one piece snacks and they have like posters and stuff in them as a surprise 😀

Ari Helminen the Otaku
That poster only costs 105 yen at the nearest wallmart in Tokyo !

Ari Helminen the Otaku
Some more manga shopping ! I have to be honest to myself that I am addicted of buying cheap manga !

Ari Helminen the Otaku
Kinda ruined my iphones cover ! need to buy a new one later 😀

Soon going to Cat cafe at shinjuku or ikebukuro probably and to eat something delicious !

Hellooo ! Shopping day at Akihabara and Myoden !

This morning we went to Akihabara to get me my photography gloves since the weather has become quite cold and that I have always wanted them !
Testing the new photography glovesToday's Catch ! Shopping day!Testing the new photography glovesToday's Catch ! Shopping day!Testing the new photography gloves
At Akihabara there was a flea market of figures and everything anime related !! was amazing ! cheap figures everywhere ! I wish I could have bought all of them but since I’m going to Kyoto this weekend I had to save some money. When I came here from Finland I promised myself to find one figure that I have wanted a long time and at that flea market I found her cheap and got her finally ! It’s not exactly the figure I wanted but close !
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Also in akihabara they were giving free Map/calendar of 2012 which of course I had to take ! I had a similar one at Finland but 2005 version.
Today's Catch ! Shopping day!

At Akihabara we also ate at MOS burger quickly since we were a bit hungry ! After Akihabara we went to myoden to do some shoe shopping ! I found great shoes for myself and so did my girlfriend !

Here are my old shoes that I have been using ! tell me what you think ? was it time for me to change ?

Old broken shoesOld broken shoesOld broken shoes

Here are my new shoes ! water proof this time ! yattaa 😀 cheap as well !
New water proof shoes !New water proof shoes !
After we were done with shoe shopping we had a delicious icecream break!
Delicious icecream at MyodenDelicious icecream at Myoden

At home today I “tried” to cook meatballs and potatoes but did couple of mistakes and totally ruined the dinner or that what I thought, it was actually eatable !

Sorry that todays post is a bit smal. I’m pretty sleepy (my eyes are closing while I am doing this !)

Got some new manga .. again

I’m badly addicted on getting manga. Since it is so cheap I can’t stop buying it and for some reason I feel happy after I buy it, am I a weird person or what ?

but anyway, I’m trying to collect couple of full manga seasons but it seems to be a bit more difficult than I thought, one day I should just go in with a wallet full of cash and buy all at the same time!

Seriously if you like Manga or games and you are poor like I am, go to that Enterking store ! (I can give you directions on the ones I go to) and start shopping !

Happy with some new manga

Today will be a shopping day, a bit in akihabara and then to buy new shoes ! I’ll post some photos of my current shoes and you see why I want new ones !

uhm it’s only 7.48am I think I should go to bed at least for couple of minutes

First Manga update!

マンガ Manga madness 
Here is all the manga I have collected in Japan so far. (of course I have more in Finland).
マンガ Manga madness 
I will get much much more before my time here is finished tho. I did not like manga before I came to Japan, I was all about anime at that point but after I started reading them here I really got in to them.
マンガ Manga madness 
Manga is very easy to buy in Japan, there are a lot of cheap places to get used manga and also cheap places to get new manga. Enterking and mandarake are two that I use a lot ! 25-300 yen manga I love it !
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To think that a normal price for manga here is about 495yen to 1500yen!
マンガ Manga madness 
Will be interesting to see at the airport again my luggage weight. I bet it will be over the limit again! It always is with me… 😀
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I will start editing photos from the park yesterday soon but can’t promise when they will be up since the internet I am using here at Chiba is not the fastest. Could be today or tomorrow or sadly even Sunday. I’ll leave my computer uploading until they are up !

Rainy day today so I’m probably staying in 🙂

Ari Helminen 漫画オタク

Ari Helminen (me) with his new manga!

Found this great new place to buy Manga , 25yen to 360 yen a book ! Cheap as hell !!

Been buying like crazy and much more in the next few months ! gonna empty that place!

(I know I look kinda freaky in that photo but come on 😀 good to be happy)

that Store you can find in Gyotoku station. it also has games for psp and such very cheap.

 

Saturday Akiba madness

Saturday went very fast, we woke up very late and my girl made us a very delicious breakfast! Bacon, eggs, mushrooms, and waffles with maple syrup !

This was a big day for my girlfriend since we got her something special, her first apple product! White 32gb iPod touch! I myself have the older version black and it has that “old” feeling compared to the new one. My girl can’t stop playing with it after I gave her a couple of hour lesson how to use it and updated it and everything.

it looks so cute next to my apple gang !

Before we went to Akiba we stopped at the nearest convinience store Sunkus to get me some delicious Macha (green tea).Which one would you choose if you had to choose one from the photo??
Starbucks at Sunkus!

At Akihabara we saw something wicked !! A real R2D2 and Darth Vader made from Legos next to Yodobashi akiba !
Lego R2D2 at AkihabaraLego Darth vader at Akihabara
Also had a nice late lunch at MOS Burger ! sucks that they took away BLT Burger which I liked so much but well anyway MOS is still the best !
M.O.S BurgerM.O.S Burger

today I will try to get myself to go Roppongi Hills to take photos of the beautiful Christmas lights !