Monday, January 10, 2011

Japan Trip 2010
Day 9

Tenryu-ji Temple and Fushimi Inari

This was one of our memorable days. We got lost. Or became adventurous? Lol~

Tenryu-ji Temple (entrance 500Y).

Before walking through Fushimi Inari (free entrance), we had lunch.

[Ebi set + Karaage set + 2 Coffee = 1800Y]

Initially we were on the right track, there were few but we could see other visitors around. Red everywhere.

For some unknown reason, we decided to take the road less travelled when we reached the top. Even after hearing 2 guys behind us saying "Kowai...", then they turned back. Maybe we were the scary ones. So we trudged on along the path, with no one in sight.

unleash: Hmm where are we?

We were already too far ahead to turn back, so we just moved forward. Then finally we were out of the woods.

And into someone's backyard? We met a bunch of ojii-sans and asked them for directions. When we showed them our map, they said we were waaaaay out of it. How do we get to the nearest train station? Just walk straight, follow the road and we should be there in 20 mins.

So we walked as directed, then passed by a high school. The school bell rang and then kids started streaming out. Great! They must be going to the train station right? Let's just follow them...

I told unleash... hey what if we follow them and their homes are just around this area, and they're not taking the train? They're gonna start saying "bye bye" to each other soon! Guess what... that really did happen LOL. We started hearing "Ja ne. Mata ashita ne," from them, and slowly the big groups began to dissolve. We saw a traffic policeman and asked directions from him. Ok, we were on the right track. Continued walking... now there's more than just one lane to walk. Finally, unleash asked directions from a group of high school boys in English. One of them stepped out and said "Over here, this way," in fluent English, pointing us in the right direction. We heard his friends behind him praising "Kakkoi ne~" lol. Yes, very kakkoi indeed. The boys kept turning back to make sure that we didn't veer toward some other road, turned out they were taking the same train as us. Thanks for helping us!

We got to the station safely. Had dinner before heading back to the hotel.

[Sushi = 1029Y]

[Sashimi with rice = 1000Y]


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Excited for 2011♪

7th January 2011

Happy New Year☆

I hope for everyone to have a wonderful 2011♪
Let's fill this year with laughter as we move forward(^^)
Let's do our best!

The photo is of me at 5 years old.
I think it's fitting for the year of the rabbit (laugh).



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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Juui Dolittle
Vol. 32 Report

All-up Speeches!!

How was the final episode??

It appeared as if Dolittle was heading to Africa, but stayed put at his clinic. Asuka seemed to be taking a new step to move forward.

Here's the crank-up for Team Dolittle!

Hanabishi Masaru・Narimiya Hiroki

"This time, the producer made a casting of people who are always busy, so I think all of us worked through the days lacking sleep, thanks for all the support.

I was able to concentrate well on location as I didn't have to worry about what else was happening around me - it's a staff that I'm comfortable with. Filming on site was quite lengthy this time round, but the relationships with others was like... how do I say this... just familiar. I had many lines (laugh), as an actor it's something I can't run away from, so I studied it carefully. I'm glad to have been involved in a production that's loved by people.

Thank you very much. Thank you!!"

Tajima Asuka・Inoue Mao

"I had a great time being the Sensei's assistant! There were quite a few difficult things, but I enjoyed my time thoroughly! Thank you!!"

Producer Setoguchi with a hot handshake!

Tottori Kenichi・Oguri Shun

Thank you for all the hard work. I'm thankful that a guy like me was chosen for this wonderful project, thank you very much! I didn't think I'd be on-location with a great atmosphere like this twice. From now onwards I'll be thinking 'Was that just a dream?'. I might be living thinking like that for a while (laugh).

Although filming was quite difficult at times, I had fun. Thank you very much!!"

Last hugs with Producer Setoguchi and Director Ishii!

Rui has always been The One
Dr Dolittle and Asuka-chan hug!!

Many animals were involved in this production in the last 4 months.

We began in the blazing September sun, and filming ended in the cold winds in December. Filming started early morning and extended till late night...

We wouldn't have been able to complete this without being united!!

We part here, after being with you every Sunday evening.

We look forward to seeing you again!!


I feel cheated. Where's the rivalry and love triangle?? A waste of such a great cast :(


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