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Missing Tokyo

Posted: May 31, 2015 in Japan
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It is hard to imagine that it has been two years since I first set eyes on what I truly believe is the home of my soul. There are moments that it feels like it was just yesterday, I was standing in the middle of Akiba being completely awestruck, and yet at the same time, I am starting to forget. I can’t quite remember the smells, or the feeling of being surrounded by so many people, and at the same time feeling more free than I ever have before. I am starting to forget that sensation when I realized how truly silent the city of Tokyo actually is, which sounds crazy, but yet is so true. The moment amidst the chaos when you realize… wait this isn’t chaos at all, just a different kind of order. But what I will never forget and what is with me every day is how much I miss Tokyo!

My journey in Tokyo lasted almost three weeks, which may sound like a long time but in all reality is not! I barely scratched the surface of that amazing megacity, and I spend every day hoping that I can return soon. I should have been able to travel back to Japan to enjoy the Sakura this year in Tokyo as well as Kyoto but sadly, I had to postpone. The fact that I had to put off my trip was truly heartbreaking and at the same time makes my desire to return even more intense. I know I will return to the Land of the Rising Sun, my spiritual home, I just don’t know when.

Come along with me as I go back in time and revisit my favorite moments of that trip. Some of these images may be familiar if you have followed my Tokyo Diaries series, and some I have yet to publish. The Tokyo Diaries series is still a work in progress but is a project I have not forgotten and will most definitely complete.

Journey with me now… as I revisit some of my favorite moments…

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This was so impressive to see, and fortunately I stayed so near to this amazing life-size Gundam I got to see hime every day!

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So much fun and I even won an Evee of my very own!

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 Was so not going to miss a stop at a Pokemon Center. I had complete intentions of going again before I left, but somehow never made it back.

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Must have for any Gundam fan. Made several stops at both Gundam Cafe’s, the one pictured above is in Akihabara.

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So serene and beautiful!

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An oasis amidst the skyscrapers!

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For a brief moment, I thought I had been transported back in time.

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Nihonbashi Bridge

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All you heard was a quiet rustle as they passed you by. All that was left was the faintest fragrance of flowers when they were gone.

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Two amazing achievements!

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The most delicious food!

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I had waited a long time just to come and visit him!

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Only by being there can you truly understand.

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I became obsessed with these delicious little treats!

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These images barely begin to scratch the surface of my journey in Tokyo, and reflect but just a few moments that I will never forget.

I can only hope that I will be able to return soon and embark on experiencing all that this beautiful country has to offer. I will not rest until I have explored it all, and am counting the days until I can return! Stay tuned for more as I continue with Tokyo Diaries.

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I am on a mission! Im not sure why exactly, but I am on a serious mission.
Sadly this thought never occurred to me last year when I was standing amongst all the cuteness inside The Pokemon Center.
I think I was overwhelmed, I think if its possible I literally had “geeky goodness” overload. Sounds absolutely crazy I know, but now over a year later, when I am horribly missing my time spent in the “Land of the Rising Sun” its true!
By now your probably wondering, what is this mission?…
I am on a mission to collect EVERY Eevolution that I can get my hands on, in plushie and keychain form!
Sadly so far I have acquired just a few and my “collection”, (if you can really call it that) looks quite sad. But I guess all collections have to start somewhere.
Here are a few shots of what I am hoping is just the beginning of my “Complete Evee Collection”!

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Collection so far.

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I had her keychain too but it was stolen…

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Sad I know, but like I said… I am on a mission!

Phew… I did it! I actually spent some time on this April Fool’s 2014 catching all 150 Pokemon. Google was kind enough to provide us with a great way to kill time on a day off, now if I could just answer why I spent my day off enjoying an April Fool’s joke I just might be ok!

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This past weekend was National Streetpass Weekend where all over the country 3DS owners had a chance to meet other Mii’s from all over by visiting any Nintendo Zone location. Lucky for me one of my Nintendo Zone locations is in my local mall where Nintendo had setup their Holiday 2013 showcase with a chance for kids (young and old) to check out all the latest Nintendo goodies. So of course I had to check it out! Lucky for me Nintendo decided to reward my fastiduous loyalty and treat me with a visit from Pikachu too, and for some added excitement I got an extra treat for attending, a pre-order bonus (not in the US, of course) that they gave with Pokemon X & Y which was an awesome Pokeball game holder (I had totally drooled over it when I saw it online)! What more could I ask for… well I cant tell you, cause if I do my wish wont come true…

Pokemon TV was just released for iOS and Android devices today, and I have to admit I downloaded it first thing. This is a great way for all Pokemon fans young or old to access the anime form anywhere they go (internet access required). The app contains a succession of 50 episodes that will be updated weekly, there will even be content that is exclusive and some never before seen in the US. Starting Feb. 15th thru Feb. 18th you can watch the most recent, Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice straight from Pokemon TV! To add some extra fun they are also debuting for the first time ever seen in English an animated short Meloetta’s Moonlight Serenade, which is in honor of the special release event at participating Gamestop’s (would prefer if it was via direct download from Nintendo) where owner’s of Pokemon Black/White (1or 2) can get the Mythical Pokemon Meloetta for a limited time starting March 4th. So if you haven’t yet, download it, its free so you have nothing to loose and hopefully it will help keep all the Pocket Monster junkies out there under control. I myself prefer the usability on the iPad and am looking forward to seeing what other exclusive goodness will be coming our way.