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17 September 2011 @ 03:55 pm
Change of Plans  
In this entry, I mentioned I was going to be by myself this weekend & was thinking about going to visit the coast. Well, that kind of changed! After doing some research, I found out getting to either Minami Sanriku or Kesennuma would involve a lot of train switching & over 4 hours of travel, one-way. I kind of abandoned that & thought about going to Ishinomaki or Matsushima. Ishinomaki is a city (much closer!) partially destroyed in the tsunami, &, well, you should know Matsushima. :)

After more thinking, I decided to just stay in downtown Sendai, afterall. (Y agreed with me - turns out he was a little freaked out with me going to the coast by myself, in case another big earthquake struck.)

So I went with Yasutomo, & we parted ways at Sendai station. I decided to take the path I used to always take before we started dating: every Sunday, I would take the subway to Sendai station then walk through the shopping arcades to Kotoudai Kouen then take the subway back. :) I picked a pretty good day to do it, too! Parco is doing a special Jang Geun Suk "room" right now. (The line was massive!) They're going to do a temporary JUMP store next week, too, but I don't think I'll be able to go. :( When I reached Kotoudai, I saw a bunch of tents set up, so I went to take a look. They're going a Tohoku fair! Large booths were setting up for each prefecture in Tohoku (I couldn't find Aomori, though, LOL.), & then seperated again by major cities. They were selling famous foods, handmade goods, & giving some free stuff. A lot of it was to support the reconstruction effort. :) I got a "Kokoro - Hitotsu ni narou" bracelet. <3!

Now, now, now, in this post, I was asked to take some pictures, & I did, yay! I also took a bunch of pictures from today along with the things I bought. (Since Yasutomo is gone for the weekend, we didn't do our usual Friday night grocery shopping, so I had a little extra money. >;])




Pachinko - ganbare!


& here I am, driving to work, yay,




The amount of greenery dramatically increased as I get closer to my junior high school.




Just walking out of Sendai station. (BTW, all the construction was there before the earthquake!)








It smelled good!










At the Tohoku fair, they had a small petting zoo!


The booths.


Popular characters for the cities/prefectures. Where's Musubimaru?!


The stage schedule.


Today's goodies. :) A tomato-shaped timer to use in class, stickers for game winners, a fridge walrus(1), a necklace holders, Disney's Vinylmation(2), & nanbu goma senbei from the fair.



The characters I got + walrus. :)


& stickers.

(1) - You put him in the fridge, & everytime you open the door, he says something. Apparently, he starts getting chatty if you leave the door open for too long - eco-friendly!
(2) - Do Disney stores in America have these? They started coming out last year here. I've been wanting to collect them for a while, so I finally decided to start my collection today. :)
 
 
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Leen The Icarianltnoin on September 18th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
I love fridge walrus! I want him! And I do seem to recall we gave those vinylmation figures in the Disney store.

Is that a Coco's in the third picture?! Look at all the taxis outside Sendai station. LOL
MELON PAN TRUCK?!?!?!?! Oh my god!!!!!
PI KU SHIpikushi on September 18th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Yes! Hahah, I was wondering if you could get it was Coco's, so I didn't say anything. :)

Melon Pan truck! It smelled just freaking ridiculous.
Momokoxelloss_poo on February 25th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
re: post on eikaiwa
They should have given it to you when you received your last pay and turned stuff in on your last day. (That's when I got mine when I left last year.) You may want to check all the little papers that they gave you on your last day. Mine also came with an attached note about the local taxes. But I was with AEON Central Japan. Which branch of AEON were you with?

(I would have posted there, but with the "new" commenting system, I can't post comments on 90+% of the posts.)
PI KU SHIpikushi on February 25th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
Re: post on eikaiwa
Thanks for the reply! I was with East Japan. Yeah, they gave me the return for Heisei 22, but I never got one for the 3 months I worked in Heisei 23.
Momokoxelloss_poo on February 25th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
Re: post on eikaiwa
I don't know what to say, I received my H23 form when I left in the middle of February. (My form for H22 was given to me in January.) My H23 form came with a note about any last bits of city tax, my last payroll statement and the paperwork for getting back pension money.

I would think that you would have gotten the H23 form when you left in March. If you didn't get it, then I would go to the website and call the number for AEJ. They should be able to send you another copy of it.
PI KU SHIpikushi on February 25th, 2012 03:30 am (UTC)
Re: post on eikaiwa
I mailed one of my old coworkers last night to see if she had any info about it. I'm still waiting her reply, but if she doesn't know, then, yeah, calling the head office sounds like a good plan.