Friday, May 02, 2008



Mike and Junko O'Hanley: shortly to leave Japan. Mike failed to win "player of the tournament" in his first run out for Real Osaka, but Junko won best WAG in one of the most secret ballots going.

How the day finished: busking in a weird metal structure located in the middle of one of Osaka's busiest junctions.

Dan gets some birthday zen on.

The stuff Ed brought over from China (smuggled in one of his more spacious orifices) was absolutely rank: it tasted like someone had peed in a jar of peardrops, left it for a week, then peed in it again. One of the characters on the bottle translated as "running" tears, and it wasn't too difficult to figure out why.

Woke up at 2:30am on my birthday (after about 90 minutes of sleep) to go and watch Man Utd vs Barcelona at Murphys, more beer, more running tears pee-peardrop solution, more sleep, then trekked out to see Gamba Osaka. This mascot is doubly scary when you consider that there are children inside it.

Got to bed at midnight, then back out of bed at 3:00 for Chelsea vs Liverpool. My cup runneth over.


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