Monochrome Monday 10.03

Inuyama 2017

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Having a Bit of Fun

Over the weekend, I went to Nagoya to meet with some coworkers for a drinking party. A manager from one of the schools I used to work at is getting married and moving away, so we decided to get together. 
Me were supposed to meet at an exit of a local mall, but I ended up getting nampa’d by two guys. They were nice guys, and I was flattered that they were interested in anything I had to say, but I would have preferred that my coworkers didn’t ditch me.

Eventually, I found the meet up spot and joined the get together amd enjoyed some super traditional Japanese food. First course was nibbles, then pork shabu-shabu, followed by boiled tofu, and ended with huge sour plums served with high quality boiled rice.

After the party, some people had an after party, but most of us went back to the train station. I stopped off at a shop yo buy some shelfs, before heading home. 

MoCHA Cat Cafe Yabacho

A new Cat Cafe, called MoCHA, opened in Nagoya last month. It’s only a minute or so from Yabacho Station, in the Sakae Become building. It shares the second floor with another themed cafe.
Inside is a cat’s paradise, filled with comfy seating and tons of places to climb.

The fees average around ¥1200 for one hour or ¥200 per 10 minutes. For ¥380 extra, you can have access to an unlimited drink bar. For those who use LINE, theres also coupons available, if you friend them.
I stayed almost four hours, drifting between various activities. There are reclining seats, booths, a video game corner, the biggest cat tree I’ve ever seen, and plenty of cat toys. Also, the majority of the cats are still kittens.

I made friends with two kittens, a Russian Blue (Sally) and a Munchkin (Michelle). Both fell asleep after a little petting. 
Sally slept for over an hour, but was a ball of energy and affection after he woke up. Yes, Sally is a boy.
Michelle on the other hand, was only interested in my skirt. She suffers from palsy so running, jumping, and general coordination are difficult for her. She ended sleeping on part of my skirt for twenty minutes, until I had to wake her up to go.

If you are in Nagoya, I recommend this cafe. You can find directions and more information on its website. 

http://catmocha.jp/nagoya/

Firework Fridays 2017.06

We were starved by the time we made it back to the tarp, so we ripped those chips open and went to town on them. We got three bags, each a different flavour. We got salt, seaweed, and sour plum. 

Then it was just a matter of waiting. We got comfortable and chatted untill the show started.

We had aready decided to leave a bit early, so we could try to beat the crowd back to the station.

Depending on the event, it can take hours to get home, and we didn’t want to stand around in that heat. 

We had to wait about twenty five minutes to get the train home, which is nothing compared to those who waited. 

All in all it was a great outing.