WEEKEND EDITION: It’s all about imageJanuary 29, 2011 4:44 am
While I may be a bit pale, with short black hair and glasses right now, here is the kind of photo of me I’d rather be seen on the internet. Silly JDM-posing overalls and bleached hair style.
If you haven’t already, head over to Speedhunters (or just click this link) if you want to see a picture of me hungover and holding a hotdog.
A life of glamour, this photography business.
I thought I could get a bit of peace and quiet in the press room, but it was not to be. I opened my eyes after hearing a shutter clicking only to see Aaron Mai from NZ Performace car pointing his lens in my direction. Shortly thereafter, I caught Dino doing the same thing, and then a few minutes later Linhbergh was doing it too! Never fall asleep in a room full of cameramen!
The story behind it is that on Saturday night, I was invited to go to a nomikai (which translates rather nicely as “drinking party”) near the Makukari Messe with the Drift Tengoku crew, as well as a large group of guys from “Gakudori”, which is a kind of an association of drifters who are in secondary education. Most of them are attending technical automotive colleges and the like. The dinner was a lot of fun and involved some displays of underwear at one point. There’s a pic on Drift Tengoku editor Kawasaki’s blog, so check that at your own peril.
Afterwards, I considered taking the last train home, but it takes more than an hour, and I’d just have to get up and come back in a few hours to cover Sunday anyway, so I made some phone calls. It turned out my housemate Shino was in a karaoke box right next to Kaihin Makuhari station with Asayan and Hitomi from Looking down in Osaka, as well as some other people I knew.
A long story short, several jugs and a borrowed hotel room later, I had to prop myself up against the wall in the press room until about midday before I felt well enough to head out into the crowds, with a large bottle of water on the table and a convenience store plastic bag rolled up in my pocket just in case. Luckily, a pleasant conversation with Linhbergh sped my recovery up a bit.
With that in mind, here’s some useful phrases for the next time you visit Japan.
Mou juubun (もう十分): I think I’ve had enough.
Futsukayoi (二日酔い): Hungover.
Nomisugita (飲みすぎた): Drank too much.
Ukon (ウコン): Tumeric, which comes in the form of tablets and drinks, and is meant to help a hangover.
Eiyou dorinku (栄養ドリンク): Energy drink.
Gero (げろ): Barf.
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bahahaha, thanks for the helpful phrases ^^
….so why are they wearing womens undies? Was there an undie swap? Did someone bring undies along for the occasion? Soooo many questions….not enough answers
Glamour is fuckin right! I can but wish that my hotdogs would come with yakisoba.
If you could, do you think would choose to do this for the rest of your life? I know I would 🙂
ha ha, man you look different now
You forgot 時差ぼけ, which does not mix well with staying up late to go out, or drinking adult beverages. Probably a good answer for “Why are you asleep at 2 in the afternoon?”, “Why don;t you feel like going out to the bar at midnight?”, and “You only had one drink, why are you wearing that lamp shade and swinging from the chandelier?”.
those blog images do pose alooot of questions lol
sounds like hard work that photography business lol
I lol’d hard at the link. Excellent times it seems.