My birthday came and went, but Sam and I have done our best to celebrate it here in Tokyo. On the night of, we went out for some shabu shabu! We ordered the all-you-can-eat course at a place nearby and then ordered one of every meat option. It got to be so intense that our adorable waiter came over and cheered me on with a ganbatte (a “good luck” of sorts but can also mean to persevere) as I lounged in a dazed meat coma.
The next day (still technically my birthday; we were going on California time so I didn’t have work on my birthday.) we woke up to construction at 4:30 am and then I proceeded to mess up my computer (it’s been a bit of a jerk recently). Also it was raining. So, we rescheduled my birthday for today!
We went to an amazing place called Round 1. It’s also in America, so you don’t have to necessarily be here in Japan for it. Here is a link to a google image search to give you an idea of the fun. it was packed so we didn’t take pictures since we thought it might bother people. Basically, you can pay 1,900¥ per person and are given access to 90 minutes of free arcade games, ping pong, bowling, basket ball, roller blading/skating, badminton, tennis, and more. We primarily played arcade games, but also threw in some ping pong. Great fun was had!
After we finished, we wanted some food so we went to a nearby Subway. They had a seasonal sausage sandwich and a seasonal tandoori chicken sandwich, which we got respectively. They were good! Especially for Subway!