My Birthday

Just last week, I had a birthday. In fact I kinda had 2. Me missus was working on the actual day, so I hung out with some friends then, and the next day, had a 2nd birthday with my lady.

First day was a 3hour karaoke extravaganza. In Japan they have this thing called “nomihodai“, which means “drink as much as you want” for a couple of hours for about a tenner. This sounded like a top idea, however, the Japanese don’t seem to understand about drinking during the day, so it’s soft drinks until 7pm! (We started after my work, about 3.30).

So we chipped off, bought a bottle of sake and smuggled it in. Glad I was too drunk to hear myself sing, as got a feeling it was pretty bad.

My tattooable friend was there (having just had another session), so here’s some pics.

Japanese Tattoo

Japanese Tattoo

Tattoo

Tattoo

Nice Frame

Nice Frame


The last pic, isn’t a tattoo it’s a frame in the karaoke room. Nice idea. Save’s buying a picture.

Anyway, much booze and singing later, and one friend down, we went to a bar in Sannomiya.

The Hub in Sannomiya, Kobe

The Hub in Sannomiya, Kobe

Tattoo Again

Tattoo Again


Some tequila later, things started to get blurry and we went our separate ways, my friend back to Kyoto, me to Ashiya.

I met my girlfriend and we went off to try a local bar, as there’s a few near by that we haven’t been too. Not sure it was a good idea, as I had double vision at this point, however we went, and I drank more, and conversed in Japanese (not sure I did very well, but the barlady did give me a free cup! Which is v. cool).

The next day, I was taken out for Kobe steak in Sannomiya The best in the world!

Kobe Steak

Kobe Steak


Then off to buy a guitar 🙂 and see Pirates of the Caribbean 2.

Finally, a trip to my favourite yaki-tori restaurant, and then Petit Emilion, our local French wine bar. Where we had champagne! and the owner bought me a cake!! (We are regulars, so we talk a lot). Top bloke.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake


All in all a fantastic birthday 😀

And on top of that, I got my very own vending machine!


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