I've returned from Japan last night after a two-week vacation. I'd like to share a story of a strange occurrence in Akihabara that seems to be lifted directly out of Azumanga Daioh.8 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.
In the evening, I bought a wagyuu beef skewer from a stand on the street. I took a seat and was about to eat it, but I was interrupted by a passing gentleman who needed assistance with something. He began to speak to me, but unfortunately for him, I did not speak his language, but rather than find another person to help, he began to ask his question anyway.
He took a very long time to work out in English some request regarding poker, but as I was wholly unfamiliar with the game, I was unable to help him regardless of what his actual request was. After taking several minutes trying to explain the basic rules to me in the hopes that I would understand his trouble, I could only respond that I do not partake in gambling and that I could not help. It was only after several repeats of this awkward conversation loop that he turned away. At no point was I able to hazard a guess as to what he needed assistance with.
There is an upside, as the long length of that conversation was enough to cool my beef skewer. The homegrown beef easily justified its 1,000 yen premium.
On a final note, pictured is the biggest prize I collected from the UFO catchers, both in terms of size and money spent. It took me many, many more attempts than I am willing to admit to claim it.
I've collected my tweets from my trip to Japan this June into a Twitter Moment. The tweets are presented in chronological order. https://twitter.com/i/moments/784807510758875138
>>1044>Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!
Is your account private by any chance?
It appears that Moments by users whose profiles are defined as containing sensitive media can only be seen by users who are logged in and request to see such media by default. I am required to mark my own account as containing sensitive media as I regularly post non-work-safe images. I apologize for the inconvenience.
The tweets are still visible in the link posted in >>764
, though they are in reverse chronological order.