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11 October 2006 @ 06:31 am
Takao-san and Karaoke ♪♪  
On Monday I went alone up to Mt. Takao early in the morning. I just wanted to get away from the city suddenly, and seized the chance provided by the holiday (national sports day) to go and relax. ^^ It was nice, and the clean mountain air sure makes a difference in how you feel!! But the mountain was really full of people, so the 'getting away' wasn't as away as I'd have liked. After the leaves turn, I'm going to go up there again, but only during a weekday when there are no people!! ^^ But I hiked to the summit and down, and got a cone of their famous grape ice cream too! ^^ Mmmmm!!

A cute little stream in Takao city.

Me on the way up, I took a lift part of the way.. ^_^;; (I cheated... but it only goes up about halfway!)

The way uuup!

I just think that it's funny that you need instructions.... ^_^;; It's not like I haven't done this before a million times other places. Have most people not?

This is what the trail looks like sometimes. It's kind of a road, but I've only seen cars on it when there's an emergency (once I saw someone seemed to have.... jumped off the edge ^^;;)  In other places, it's more woody.. but I didn't go that way on Monday because it takes all day.

From partway up, looking back on Tokyo.

Gravestones... I love how they're just in the middle of everything ^_^;

This temple is so beautiful, I always try to take a good picture of the whole thing, but there's always people in the way so it's impossible. ^^;;

From the top, you could see Mt. Fuji!!! A rare sight!!! ^o^ (Thanks to the great weather!)

And the foothills... Once I hiked through them, and I might do it next time..

Me at the summit ^^ I tried to get Fuji-san in the background, but it didn't work and people started yelling at me to move ^^;; (though I didn't take as long as the guy with the huge camera next to me, so wtf? --;;;)

The temple on the way down.

This is where you hang up your fortunes for the gods to read them. ^^ Doesn't it look like it reflects the indulgence of the heavens? =D

Another shot, less heavenly-looking. ^^

This god looks like a dwarf....

Traditional incense offerings to the gods.

And sandles for the gods! =D

After Takao, I came back to the city to karaoke with friends Eda and Erin. ^^ It's been so long since I've done karaoke!! They added SO MANY Tenimyu songs!! These are the new ones alone (not nearly all!) We tried most of my favorites-- "Seigaku no Hashira ni Nare", "Makezugirai", "Yappa Otoko wa Doubles Deshou!" etc. There are now more than 50 Tenimyu songs in Big Echo, including Akutsu's solo and Yuta's "Ore wa Ore no Namae de Yobaretai"! ^o^ And to my surprise, they had two songs from Bleach musical in there now!! :O But they were two of the songs that I don't like or know (okay, I only liked two of the songs from the first one-- Hallelujah Sayonara and the Death Song but). But it's a good sign! They also had Kimeru's "Timeless" so I tried that, and I was sad to find that they don't have "Dive into the Heart" and STILL don't have "Dream*Lover". As my two favorite Kimeru songs, I am sad. So I went and requested them on the website.

Yesterday, I saw this really strange video, and I'd like to recommend it. ^^ [Click here]

Yesterday, a 7 year old girl asked me, "why are you so beautiful?" In english. ^_^;; Maybe not true to say about me, but it was cute! And a 6th grade teacher told his student to spell 'crepe' as "crap". She asked me why I started laughing so hard at it... My boss is giving me tickets to a musical that her friend is in, and it sounds really good! ^-^ Working hard on manga, and I had a WEIRD dream last night (what's new there? ^^;;) And I made an order for a dvd last night on the internet and wanted to cancel less than an hour later when I found it somewhere else cheaper. But they told me that nobody can cancel for any reason (why not? That's dumb) so I told them that when it's delivered I just won't accept it and won't pay (it's cod), so they should just cancel it and save themselves money. I bet they won't... but they're going to be the ones that lose, for their retarded policy. And they refused to give me a discount to the other site's price which was roughly half! I win, stupid site loses, mwah! ^o^
Chiakichiaki777 on October 10th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Mmm pretty place, I'll have to say the music video was pretty interesting too
C L O V E Ridyllica on October 10th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
Beautiful pictures. I wish there was somewhere that I can hike. This is really good song... she has a great voice...but... the video is weird...it gave me a headache!
Francesca {フランチェスカ}: Guren restingfantasy2004 on October 10th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
Wow so pretty pictures an thank you for sharing them.
shmeebs on October 10th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I'm so jealous - my campus at school had a view of Mt Fuji but of course it just had to be the rainy season and I never saw it once!!!!

And seriously, why are you so beautiful? *hearts*
Sana-chan: smilesana_chan on October 11th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
So pretty *o* I want to go somewhere like that! It'd be so nice just to relax.

Next time I'm in Japan let's go to karaoke and sing TeniMyu songs lol XD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 11th, 2006 07:54 am (UTC)
Yes, let's karaoke!!! ^o^ And let's go to the countryside together? ^^ Have you ever been to Kyoto? I haven't but I really do want to go!
Sana-chan: hopefulsana_chan on October 11th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
I've never been to Kyoto! Let's go together~!

I can't afford to go this winter afterall, but I'm planning on summer Comiket for next year ^_^
ex_skribbl3 on October 11th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
Beautiful pictures, I really like the first one.

By the way, hope you don't mind, that I added you.
?bleach_fanart on October 11th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
Hey!~~ This is my first time seeing a Tengu(err...right? assuming the nose and the wings ^^lll) statue!! Thankx for sharing!~
xiyu: kenkenxiyu on October 11th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Pretty!! ^^

And I agree with the little girl about you being pretty too. LOL.

And why don't they have tenimyu songs in karaoke here. T__T
iridieiridie on October 11th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
omg, your pictures are bautiful!!! I wished I could also be there right now (it will not look that great in winter, right?)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 11th, 2006 07:53 am (UTC)
Actually, I bet that it will look even more beautiful in winter!! ^^ But I hate the cold, so I'm not eager to travel to the mountains when it's snowing out...... but maybe I will make a special trip this year.........
iridieiridie on October 11th, 2006 08:06 am (UTC)
really? maybe if there is snow ^^ but i also don't like cold so much so ... I will still go there in winter because I really liked the place in your pictures ;)
aly Says \ ألينramble_corner on October 11th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC)
waaa I love these type of pics... isn't nature grand that way ^^
秋野 ふじこakinofujiko on October 11th, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
Seems like a really nice place! I love your pictures, there's always something very captivating about the way you take pictures. ^^
Wow! So many Tenimyu songs! And that was one very weird but cool video.
f_ireworks: aki_prettyf_ireworks on October 11th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
The pictures are gorgeous. Mt. Fuji looks spectacular. What was your favorite thing?

(Grape ice cream sounds delicious :-P)