Gachapon machine in Kyoto. I got a Rena and a Satoko. I was going for Rika and Hanyuu, but I ran out of 100 yen coins. I’ll take a picture of them when I get back home. I was surprised by the quality. Rena even comes with her little billhook. I haven’t opened the Satoko gachapon yet. Wonder what she comes with, traps? Too bad Higurashi gachapons are 50% more expensive than the Hetalia ones.
Things I’ve noticed:
- Japanese is much more intimidating without fansubs
- Not once have I been able to say, "Kyon-kun denwa", "baka inu" or "moe moe kyun."
- Words I haven’t heard once since I got here: konnichiwa, shitsuree shimasu, sayounara
- Words I hear all the time: bikurishita, sumimasen, gozamaisu, gozamashita (what’s the difference between the two?)
- There’s ice cream shops all over the place. What do they do in the winter?