Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Singing and Fish

Auggie, Chris and I took a nocturnal adventure through Tokyo. We started with some shisha in Kitazawa, followed by an emotional Karaoke session with our Tokyo-based friends Kumiko and Kelly. All Journeyed and Bon Jovied out, we waited in a local McDonald`s until the first train of the "morning" rolled in at 4:40AM. Parting ways with our hosts, the three of us took the train to Tsukiji Fish Market (pronounced kind of like "squee-gee") to watch their famous tuna auctions. Big Bluefin Tuna can fetch up to US$185,000 at the world`s largest fish market. Still traveling on a budget, we kept our cash in pocket during the auction but did cough up some Yen for a plate of the freshest sushi in the world. Toro (tuna belly), Uni (sea urchin), Unagi (grilled eel), Maguro (tuna), squid, and an unidentifiable white fish. All washed down with an icy Asahi beer. All consumed by 6:15AM.

We took the train home, wandered the streets of Roppongi and got lost in the sea of briefcases and suits making their way to work (including one Gary Wigmore - no joke). The clock struck 9, and we went back to Motoazabu Hills #24-06 to find Kelly on her way to class. It`s nice not having responsibilities.

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