Yeah hey, I've been back from Asia since the 8th but I've been too lazy to update.
Just some quick snippets cuz I'm tired:
-Hong Kong is really cool, it's not the cleanest city, but the buildings are really interesting looking, they tend to be really tall and narrow. It's like walking through a literal concrete jungle. And shop signs extend over the road like some glorious canopy of neon safety hazards.
-The food was amazing, we had MANTIS SHRIMP and it's one of the best things i've ever tasted.
-Stuff is cheap as hell over there.
-There was a THIRTEEN FLOOR MALL over there. The escalators were steeper than a mountainside.
-Went to an anime con and I never want to be hip deep in small asian kids ever again.
-Taiwan has a beautiful countryside and enormous spiders.
-Taipei itself is a really nice city, sort of reminded me of Manhatten.
-Went to a museum and saw these amazing jade carvings.
-We went to the top of the tallest building in Taipei, the 101 Building. I expected it to be like, some kind of business center when we walked in, but no, the first five floors are this HUGE FUCKING MALL.
-Holy shit, it's like New York City only CLEAN.
-Akihabara, oh my god i've never seen so many game stores lumped next to each other in my life.
-One shop had penguins swimming around in their window.
-I had probably the best sushi I've ever tasted when we stopped in the Ginza area, not one bad piece in the bunch, and their mackeral was HEAVENLY.
-Got to go to the Studio Ghibli Museum (HAYAO MIYAZAKI STUFF, FOLKS) and it's probbaly one of the coolest pieces of architecture I've seen. It's a shame we couldn't take photos inside because it was really surreal.
-The cicadas in Tokyo are noisy little motherfuckers. I couldn't see them, but I suspect they're as big as cats and only weak to fire and rocks.
All in all it was an awesome trip, I'm just sad we didn't get to spend more than two days in each place.
And I couldn't find the Megaman artbook but I got the new Stafy game and a lot of persona stuff so hey, fair tradeoff.
SCHOOL STARTS IN A WEEK CAN'T WAIT gotta pack stuff up choo choooooo