Posted by: geoffropuff | April 29, 2009

yokohama chinatown

so i got lazy and didn’t really post last week but i got to skip work one day and go to yokohama.  the first years were at Ichikashi boot camp.  they go off to camp and learn the ropes about being a student at Ichikashi, and more importantly learn the school song.  i should have gone with them cuz i don’t know the song.  i need to get a romaji version so i can learn it before i leave Ichikashi.

while the third years went to disney sea, and i really wish i got to go with them, the second years went off to yokohama.  i actually went with them.  i’ve been to chinatown in LA, so i was excited to see chinatown in japan.  it was fun seeing the students walking around in normal clothes since all i’ve seen them in is their uniforms.

one of many chinatown gates

one of many chinatown gates

creepy kid statues

creepy kid statues

panda and piggy baos

panda and piggy baos

I LOVE CHINATOWN!

I LOVE CHINATOWN!

karl and i walked around, took pictures of our students, saw the sights, and had a few snacks.  it was nothing spectacular, but it did get us out of work for one day.

one of these girls thought my mosquito bite was a hickey...

one of these girls thought my mosquito bite was a hickey...

some of the boys

some of the boys

2nd year international and a few more

2nd year international and a few more

2nd year international girls

2nd year international girls

we also went to a chinese temple.  it was small but kinda cool.

chinese temple

chinese temple

chinese dragon statue

chinese dragon statue

later, after all the students went off on their own for the day, the teachers all went out for dinner.  that was some damn good chinese food.  i had shark fin soup for the first time in my life.  i know, i know, i shouldn’t encourage the cutting off of sharks’ fins, but i didn’t realize it until after i had two bowls of it.

chashu and duck

chashu and duck

chinese sake, or whiskey, whatever, it tasted like sake with sugar

chinese sake, or whiskey, whatever, it tasted like sake with sugar

delicious shark fin soup, sorry PETA

delicious shark fin soup, sorry PETA

giant prawn where you eat the shell (SOOO GOOD)

giant prawn where you eat the shell (SOOO GOOD)

chinese "hamburger" (chashu and bok choy in bao dough) DEERICIOUS!

chinese "hamburger" (chashu and bok choy in bao dough) DEERICIOUS!

i know, more pictures of the food than the kids but what can i say?  i love food.

until next time.  =)

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Responses

  1. as a future member of PETA, i would like to ask you to please refrain from eating the fins off of sharks. thank you very much. love your sister
    AHAHAHA just kidding. but really, shark fin soup?!?!


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