I apologize in advance for how scatterbrained this blog will be. Knowing me (as I assume you, the reader, do), this is quite fitting. So I'm actually going to start my documentation from before I even got to Tokyo.
So as I was glancing at my nifty itinerary, I noted that it said that I would leave Chicago at 9:50 AM and get to Honolulu at 1:50 PM for my 5 hour layover (fml). For reasons beyond my comprehension (I really do out-dumb myself sometimes...) I assumed that I would get in Honolulu at 1:50 PM Chicago time (lol, right?) and mentally prepared myself for a respectable 4 hour flight.
Hey, remember when Hawai'i was a million miles away in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?!
Yeah. I just about died when the flight attendant told us to enjoy our 9 hour flight. 9 HOURS?! That's a lot of ginger ale.
And indeed it was. I had about 3 cans. Oops. But it's okay, I'm on a natural detox now that I eat nothing but Japanese food. Anywayanwayanway
So 9 hours, 3 cans of ginger ale, and a lot of awkward airplane drool later, and I'm in Hawai'i.
Going to Hawai'i strictly for the purpose of eventually leaving Hawai'i kind of sucked, and I envied all the newlyweds/new-to-be-weds/bratty, spoiled children. BUT IT'S OK 'CAUSE I WAS GOING TO TOKYO AND THEY WEREN'T, LOL.
My pictures of Hawai'i are only kind of lame, because while I was stuck in an airport, I was also stuck in an airport that was partly outdoors, meaning that OMG BIRDS WERE EVERYWHERE
Seriously, they were tweet-tweeting all over the place, and I had to restrain myself from stealing them all. Anywhoodle, moar pics!
So anyway, after killing 5 hours (including glancing at the Starbucks menu and dying over the fact that a tall drink is 5 dollars!!), it was time for me to check in, go through security again, and get on my flight to Tokyo at last. I was literally so nervous that I forgot to speak Japanese to the flight attendants!
You think you've seen it all when it comes to airplane safety videos....
And that concludes blog post #1. Post #2 is going to be made in about 10 minutes. Contents: GUYS, I'M IN JAPAN (I think...)