Friday, May 26, 2006

- [u]nique & [s]atisfying [j]ourney -

currently listening to - kamiki aya "pierrot"
mood - tired

you'll understand why am i so exhausted after reading my outing report.

the 6 of us - me, my korean friend & 4 indonesians - assembled in front of the girls' dormitory at 6.40 a.m. yesterday (unwillingly. i wanted to have some more sleep. and i actually overslept), and departed to the nearest subway station by bus (it took us about half an hour to reach the station). took another 2 hours (by train & train & train) to reach our final destination - Universal Studio Japan.

a brief explanation of what on earth is USJ - it's something like Disneyland. just that, instead of seeing mickey chasing after kids who are freaked out because of it's looks, we see woodpecker and (i don't get it why) hello kitty.

we were very fortunate to have 2 weekdays off because we didn't sign up for the 2-day study tour to okayama - USJ wasn't as crowded that day (this means a lot).

we attacked many places. hohoho. Back to the Future. Jaws. Jurassic Park. Spiderman. Snoopy. Terminator 2. Backdraft. Peter Pan.. most of them were rides.

the most memorable one was Jurassic Park. sort of like a boatride in a dinosaur island. 1st we saw the tamer dinos. then the freakier ones. and finally when we were about to be "attacked" by tyranosaurus, the boat sped down a 10m slope at (obviously) an extremely high speed. imagine falling freely from a tall building, SITTING on a chair, with your hands swinging everywhere in the air without anything to grab hold of. THAT WAS SO COOL.

by the way we tried that 3 times. once each in the morning, late afternoon, and before USJ closed.

i have no idea why did i growl (no i didn't scream. 'coz i was making noise at my usual low pitch) during our Back to the Future ride. the machine we rode on didn't even move an inch from it's original location (well yeah it did sway on the spot like crazy).... maybe it's because of the cool visual effects. it felt real.

that's why later, everyone volunteered to sit beside me. so that they could have a good laugh. ceh. unfortunately (?) i only "screamed" during that particular ride and the spiderman ride (which was similar to the former).

after watching the last performance (Peter Pan) ((and then we went for the JP ride again)), it was time for us to get shoo-ed. ate at Pomnoki outside USJ (needless to say, dinner was excellent). then we took the last trains back to Kitasenri station. AND guess what.

the time was 12+. midnight. obviously there wasn't any buses for us to go back to OUFS. and obviously it's not worth it to spend money on taxis. so we walked back. nyahahahahahaha. we started walking from the subway station at 12+, and reached (finally) our dorms at 2a.m. wonderful.

to top it all, i spend 15k that day (approximately S$250) for the entrance fee and buying clothes + earrings. which made me broke. not even a yen left in my wallet when i reached home.


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