久しぶり
Ever since last week's live, every day has been extremely busy. I feel like I've hardly had any time to breathe. (`・ω・)
先週末のライヴから毎日がとても忙しくなった。ひと息つく暇もないんだなあ。(`・ω・)

However, with that said, today was no work and all play!
しかしながら、今日は仕事がないので、一日中遊べた!

One of my friends, who came especially for the Moi dix Mois concert, decided to extend her stay in Tokyo a bit, so we get a few extra weeks to see each other.
Today was a little crazy though... originally we had agreed to go to this particular restaurant in my neighborhood that we both really love, but at the last minute I had a better idea -- Vampire Cafe!!
Moi dix Moisのライヴのために、友達が東京に来て、3週間ぐらいここに過ごしている。
元は辺りの好きなレストランに行きたかったが、いよいよ他のプランを申し入れた……ヴァンパイヤカフェ!

As usual for many themed restaurants in Tokyo, the place doesn't open until around 5:00 PM and its best to have a reservation. Of course we were ready to go well before then, so we ended up going here and there at random during the afternoon.
東京のテーマレストランは、たいてい17:00から開けて、予約も必要です。
もちろん午後から出かけたかったので、あちらこちら彷徨った。

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One of the first places we visited was Tokyo City View from Mori tower.
Some of you might be wondering "...How many times have you been there over the past couple months!?" and the answer is many.
The reason is, its a convenient location and a great spot for sight seeing. Just about every time I've gone recently hasn't been for me, but for those who have never seen Tokyo in this way. The view is truly breathtaking and I love spotting my apartment from up above.
とりあえず森タワーの東京シティビュー。
皆は「今まで何回行ったことがあるかな??」と言うかもしれない。返事は「たくさん」です。
まぁ、東京に住まない方々の為にいい観光地だと思います。
ビューがとっても綺麗で、アパートを探すのが好きです。

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Finally after several hours we made our way to the Vampire Cafe.
It was my first time in over a year to go, so immediately when Vampire Rose saw us I greeted him, saying "long time no see!"
As always he remembered me and we had a short conversation.
東京シティービューの後はヴァンパイヤカフェに向けた。
1年ぐらい行ったことがないので、ヴァンパイヤローズを見る時、「久しぶり!」と言っていた。
いつも通り、ヴァンパイヤローズが覚えて、短い談話をした。

This time I was a little bit surprised to see the menu had completely changed!
It was a little hard to make a choice, but when we got our food everything looked so cool.(人´∀`)
今回、メニューが変われて、びっくりした!
何か選ぶのが難しかったが、注文を貰う時、本当に美味しそう。(人´∀`)

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The drink is called "White Virgin" and had yogurt and Calpis in it... I was a little nervous about trying it because I'm not a big fan of yogurt, but it was actually pretty good. It kinda tasted like a desert drink.
The next thing was a risotto called "Dracula's Coffin burning the masses in hell fire". This one was also a bit of a challenge for me because it had mushroom in it and I'm not a big fan of mushrooms either, but it was better than I expected!
「 ホワイトヴァージン~戯れなき薔薇~ 」という飲み物の中にはヨーグルトとカルピス等。ヨーグルトがあまり好きじゃないので、ちょっと心配だけど、やっぱり美味しいです!!デザートみたい。
次は「 民衆の業火に焼かれたドラキュラ伯爵の棺」というリゾート。
これもちょっと心配になった。ご飯の上に焼きキノコがあって、たいていキノコもあまり好きじゃないだけど、
不味くなかったです!

Finally, the cake!! I love ordering desserts from here because they always end up looking amazing. This time it exceeded my expectations! There were two dishes -- the one you see in the picture, and then this small bowl which was lit on fire and poured onto the cake. The fire burns everything! But when the flames go out the sugar on the coffin cake immediately decays. I've never seen anything like that before!! But besides that, it also tasted really good.
最後はケーキ!!いつもこのレストランでデザートを注文するのが好きです。今回にも予想を超えた!
皿に棺のケーキがあって、小さいボールで燃えつくラズベリーソース。ゲーキに浴びせると全部を燃えている!
それから火が消す時、ゲークの白いトッピングが崩れて、とってもすごい!こんな感じ見たことがない!さすが美味しいです。

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This is a little bit random, but since I mentioned the menus changing I figured I would add these pictures too.
The first one is the main menu along with my iphone cover... They looked so similar, so I couldn't resist taking a picture of both together. (≧∇≦)
The second picture is both the grand menu and drink menu. I really love the way they look!
メニューということで、この写真も付けたい。
左の写真は新しいメニューと私のiPhoneケース。スタイルが同じくらいですね!だからケースとメニューと共に写真を撮りたかった(≧∇≦)
右の写真はグランドメニューとドリンクメニュー。かっこいいね!

The restaurant was busy tonight so it was hard to get a reservation and our time was limited to 1 hour, but as always it was so much fun!
今夜レストランが忙しいので、1時間だけの制限時間があった。
でも、とっても楽しかった!

Afterwards, we went to Shinjuku for a short time and then back to my area because people in Shinjuku are a little too crazy on weekend nights...
Back in my area we talked at Starbucks for a while until it was time to go home. Sometimes I wish nights like these would never end...
その後、新宿に行ったが、週末の夜が怖い……
だから、一緒に私の辺りに戻って、家に帰る時までスタバで談話等しました。
そんな夜が終わらないといいんですが…

I was really happy to have some company today! Monday I'm going out again with more friends, so I imagine once again its going to be a busy day.
今日は会って嬉しいです!月曜日ももっと友達と一緒に遊びにいくつもりで、
忙しい日になるでしょう。

Its nice to have friends to hang out with again! Usually if I'm not working I'm bored at home by myself, so I feel like I need to enjoy times like these to the fullest.
最近、いろいろな国から友達と一緒に会うのが嬉しい。
毎日仕事をしないと、アパートで一人になって、ちょっと寂しい事です。
友達に会ったら、大切な時間になって、ごっそり楽しめたいと思う。


Anyway, I have to go to work early tomorrow so I should probably end the entry here...
But actually I have one more thing I want to show!
とにかく、朝早くから仕事をしなくちゃいけないので、たぶん書き終わったほうがいいですが…
実は、止める前に紹介したい物です!

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I ordered this ring last week and finally received it yesterday!
I wonder if anybody remembers this symbol...
先週、このリングを買って、ついに昨日貰った!
このシンボルを覚えてるかしら…

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Its the freemason icon that I introduced in the entry about the ceremonial masonic sword Mana used in the GLB a few issues back.
I've been reading about freemasonry so much lately and it made me want to get my hands on one of the rings.
Of course this one isn't authentic, but the style is really cool!
ゴシック&ロリータバイブルにMana様の撮影から持っているフリーメーソンのソードです!
前はこのソードの更新したが、
最近もっとフリーメーソンの事をよく読んでいて、フリーメーソンのリングがとっても欲しかったです。すごいね!

With that being said, I really should try to get some sleep now...
兎に角、そろそろ寝たほうがいいなあ…


Sarah