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Monday, April 30, 2007

We were both up early this morning, around 8, after another early night last night, and after leisurely getting ready, headed back down to Shibuya. Navina finished exploring the area while I holed up with my laptop for a couple of hours in a coffee shop to work on various writing projects. Luckily, she came back 'an hour early', as somehow, she's been going around with her watch set an hour slow for the past 3 days! It's all good now though, which is handy!

After we met back up again, we went for ramen at the place Jordon and I went to after the Canadian Rock and Rule concert. I have no idea what's its called, just that it has 'oishii ramen' written on signs outside, I amazingly managed to find it again, and it is indeed very tasty! We both got the store's osusume bowl and were very happy with our choice! Of course, even after the museum experience of a couple of months ago, I have no idea what kind/region of noodles we were eating!

After that, we headed up to Yoyogi Koen for Cirque du Soliel (Dralion). It was fantastic! Sooo good! Of course, I really want to run away and join the circus, but vaulting again in the fall will have to do! There was a cool act where they bounced off a trampoline onto a wall, and then flipped back off the wall, and ended up doing back drops and then bouncing up, grabbing the wall like bugs, and starting all over again. It was breath-taking! I get freaked out enough doing a one and a quarter onto my back, I can't even imagine doing like a triple, off that height, onto a trampoline raised ten feet off the ground!

(Was looking for a picture of Dralion to blog, as we didn't take any, good rule-followers that we are, and came across a blog with a very good point -why didn't they perform with the big silver hoop? It came out onstage a couple of times, kind of got rolled around the stage, and then never actually got rolled around on. Weird ne?)

There were also the usual assortment of amazing hand balancers/contortionists/silks artists, and lucky kids who got to run away and join the circus--so cool! The girls beside and behind me thought so as well, they were hilarious gasping and ooing and ahhing with abandon.

We walked home after that and chilled for the evening - Navina watched more DH, while I worked on a couple of articles and read for a bit. I'm giving the pink books a break (2 in 24 hours is a lot!) and reading 'Travels with Charley: In Search of America' by John Steinbeck. So far, its great- I've actually giggled out loud a couple of times! Very good descriptions of traveling around in a camper van named after Don Quixote's horse (haven't read the book, but I watched the Wishbone!--and then joined the requisite facebook group), and his poodle, Charley, who seems to have all of the personality and standards any standard poodle should attempt to live up to!

Anyway, off to bed now-I think we're venturing out to Odaiba for the day tomorrow... Hopefully this amazingly nice weather we've had the last couple of days holds!



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