Monday, September 22, 2008


Earlier tonight I was walking through an area with lots of bars/nightclubs (at least that:s what I thought they were) and I saw this sign that said "Internet Cafe floor B1" so naturally I thought, hey I can go down there and use a computer!

So I think about it for a couple seconds and decide yes, so I head downstairs and when I get near the door I notice there is a guy coming down the stairs behind me in a white dress shirt and black slacks, and he says something and then proceeds to open the door for me. I look inside for a second and my instinct tells me that:s not an internet cafe inside. I think I remember seeing a bar and some sofas like it was some kind of lounge.

He asks me to step inside, I just asked him to make sure so I motion something like I am typing on a keyboard and ask him if there are computers inside. He looks puzzled, so I ask him if I can play starcraft or internet in there, and he shakes his head and says something in like 12 words of Japanese. I told him I:m an English speaker but he says another 20 or so Japanese words (i lol;d seriously) and then told him sorry and walked back upstairs. I think he knew I was confused as well so he chuckled and came upstairs with me.

That was weird. There were no other steps downstairs that I could see. I still don:t know what that was.


Blogger Morgan said...

It sounds like you were in one of those sketchy districts with all the hostess bars... you know, where you pay exorbitant prices to drink with pretty young girls and maybe something more...
But yea, in Japanese internet cafes are called 'netto cafe' and the owner of the bar you walked into probably just thought the name sounded cool in English...
Be careful because the bars and clubs in those types of places are often run by the yakuza, the Japanese mafia. The dudes standing outside of the hostess establishments will sometimes literally try to drag you into their stores, and you have to pay hourly rates to drink there....

Of course we would avoid all this confusion if a certain someone was by your side (^_^)

September 22, 2008 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger vovo said...

word, morgan, word.

i let jim know that a certain someone ::coughyoucough:: should be hired as a guide...

...jim, two lovely ladies have the same advice. you should take it.

September 22, 2008 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

we are just trying to convince you how much you are missing out... (^_~)

September 22, 2008 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I could hire a Japanese girl here that wears no more than 30 square inches of clothing that will show me around the entire country for 2 weeks with $2000. Don:tcha agree?

I:m of course *not* in any way shape or form implying that that is more desireable than flying you out here Morgan.

Once again, I just can:t afford the blessings that which you could give me.

I don:t think I:m missing out on anything so far. I:ve been getting into more trouble than i need to and i:ve only been here for 1 day.

September 23, 2008 at 1:34 AM  

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