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Collection of random rants and photos from my life experiences shared to the world.

Shibuya, Land of interesting and coolness

So actually I have a lot of photos and I was undecided, either to post them here for just dump them in facebook. I think I have well over 100+ photos from day 1. So we shall see, I'll try to get thru as much as possible, or till a time where I think its best to split it into two or three parts.

Here goes.

Ehem. Since it was rainy all my photos try to minic that gloomy look and there will be a lot of cars and bike shots, but of course right? Im a guy after all. Maybe some random girl pictures too. :)

After having our breakfast we headed out to SHIBUYA, it was a gloomy and wet day. Oh well, could be worse right? So everyone had to bring umbrellas. 

wet street

The initial plan was to walk everywhere. Well we did for the first day, and then I think we kinda gave up on the idea by the end of the day. :D A tip for budding photographers If you plan to walk everywhere drop off your heavy glass (you know wat I mean).

Love the smallness of the structures. Dont ask me why.  its about two bicycle length only. 

I believe that is a Renault Megane

I believe that is a Renault Megane

Will be someones meal very soon. :O

Will be someones meal very soon. :O

You'd think that all the smaller buildings be replaced by mega buildings in a metropolitan like Tokyo and you would be wrong. Restoration in progress.

BAGUS no idea what it is about but Bagus is actually malay word for GOOD! :)

random arty things in the city

Supposedly famous, Im clueless.

Not much to see in the shopping malls. Just a lot of cute japanese girls and pretty boys.  Didnt take photos, kinda hard to hide a big camera. After looking about for a while we headed to the railway station, one of the famous bits is the Hachiko Exit. As far as I know there were two movies made based on the story, look it up. I think the Japanese version is nicer tho. 

Me with man's best friend.

Me with man's best friend.

Asking for directions.

It was a gloomy day. Seriously.

It was a gloomy day. Seriously.

A thing that kinda surprises me is that how much advertising money AirAsia had. Can you spot their advertisement in the above photo? It was even on trains and such.

He is a man.... so am I ?

Ooo a Jag

Ooo a Jag

Nice to know Japan is not spared from graffiti artists too :)

Nice to know Japan is not spared from graffiti artists too :)

cycle anyone ?

cycle anyone ?

Then we walked to Tokyu Hands a super departmental store for all your DIY needs. Its really huge we spent almost 2hours plus trying to explore it. So many interesting stuff in there.

Made in Japan

Made in Japan

gearheads would know this right?

gearheads would know this right?

no idea what was this, very interestingly cool tho

no idea what was this, very interestingly cool tho

Ultraman blinky lights!!!!

Ultraman blinky lights!!!!

I just love how they dress up their buildings.

cant recall where was this but they had realistic gun replicas. Not suppose to take photos... but...

cant recall where was this but they had realistic gun replicas. Not suppose to take photos... but...

gun parts!

gun parts!

haha I was shooting blindly

haha I was shooting blindly

saw more graffiti, this time on walls of a construction site

saw more graffiti, this time on walls of a construction site

Heavens :)

One of the largest 'toy' store. The whole trip I think this is the only chain store that we went twice

I bought my figurine here as well. Unfortunately I misplaced it before leaving Japan  :(( sadness

Hey its a VW GOLF TSi!

Hey its a VW GOLF TSi!

How small is that ! 

How small is that ! 

So these photos below are from our walk back to our hotel from Shibuya. Which was kinda interesting as we got lost. Since non of our smart phones were actually smart as we didn't have data subscription. After a long walk, we finally made it back to our hotel. LOL. Well if I was going alone, I wont mind getting lost for a few hours, since there are so many things to see.

Even the work area is marked so nicely. 

Even the work area is marked so nicely. 

impressive

impressive

sun sun sun? Where got sun lah... whole day rain and gloom

sun sun sun? Where got sun lah... whole day rain and gloom

hey its a trian!  Im so sakai

hey its a trian!  Im so sakai

Ah.. kapcai in Japan ^^, Malaysians wil know whats a kapcai

Ah.. kapcai in Japan ^^, Malaysians wil know whats a kapcai

delivery trike? with a complicated stabilising system 

delivery trike? with a complicated stabilising system 

simply beautiful

simply beautiful

Love the paintwork and the rims

Love the paintwork and the rims

I believe this is a HONDA ZOOM =) 1st time see in real life

I believe this is a HONDA ZOOM =) 1st time see in real life

No kidding, I was in Tokyo, Japan

People here are very pet friendly.

People here are very pet friendly.

Another thing I notice is that there have a lot of external staircases. Compared to Malaysia

Another thing I notice is that there have a lot of external staircases. Compared to Malaysia

Foldable 'mini' bicycles

mmm LOVE the tires

This one looks badass

We went back to the hotel and took a quick shower and freshen up and headed out again to find dinner. We took the train this time. We were heading to Harajuku, using the Yamanote line. Cosplay land they say, but since it was not weekend we were not expecting to see any of that.

random crossing :)

waiting & listening to music

no i was not stalking anyone, I'm just randomly shooting

My cousin / guide checking out where we were going.

Ok, I don't speak nor read Japanese. I don't read Chinese which is sometimes used as Kanji by the Japanese. Luckily for me, my cousins had learned a bit of those in school. So basically they were our guide and translator (sort of ) for the trip :)  Kids these days, so talented lah. 

Sleeping in train :)

Sign 

Evangelion!!! Didn't get to go, maybe next time ?

We is here! HARAJUKU land!

We is here! HARAJUKU land!

Many shops closing already as it was quite late when we reached.

Many shops closing already as it was quite late when we reached.

Actually these places, shops and what not does not interest me at all. I'm not the kind of guy who does a lot of shopping. I don't even buy stuff when I travel. Sure you get to see a lot of stuff there which you dont really see here. But, so? =\ Well at least I can tell people I have been there :D

So very quickly we reached the end of the street

While waiting for my cousins who went in a store to check out some stuff, I was busy panning cars, bikes and bicycles driving by xD FUN!

I wonder who polishes it to keep it nice and clean
this guy was taking a quick nap xD

this guy was taking a quick nap xD

time to go back

Not as complicated as you think

Not as complicated as you think

JR line

everyone busy on the phone

They have so many imported cars on the road

Ducati with cellophane tape quick fix ^_^

On purpose or stolen ? I think on purpose lah I hope

Finally reached our hotel in time for a free meal. Free noodle or rice from 9 onwards or was it 8. Hmm..  

delicious supper

So we end day one in Tokyo, a lot of shopping malls covered. Saw a lot of nice cars and bikes. A lot of pretty girls and boys. Stoked about the next day.

Wow, manage to finish day one in one posting. Well I skip quite a number of photos which I will upload to facebook. 

One down!

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