29/01/11 – Last day in Mikuni/ Hanaten 三国〜It was our last day in Mikuni since we have to move hostels. The hostel we stayed at, we could only stay there for a week so we had no choice but to get another hostel since we planned to stay in Osaka for another 5 nights. We packed most of our stuff the night before so we had a bit of free time. We really would’ve loved to stay longer, we stayed at Guest house Caminro for the first week of Osaka and it’s such a comfortable hostel to be in. The staff were great, showers/toilets were clean, rooms were great. It is a family owned business so you really feel at home.
While staying in Mikuni, we met a really nice oji-chan who sold taiyaki (it’s like a thick pancake in a shape of a fish with filling inside, usually red bean or custard). We went to visit him one last time to buy our last taiyaki and got a photo with him and his wife.
All of us with the taiyaki man and his wife
We then left to go to our new hostel which was in Namba. We got a bit lost on the way but ended up finding the place in the end.
Finding out hostel haha
We settled in for a bit and then had to head out again. We wre going to go to Aimi’s house since she was going to cook curry for us. We caught the train to Hanaten station where we met Aimi, and then went to shop for groceries.
Streets of Hanaten
Takoyaki! Aimi showed us a place where her friend sold Takoyaki (Octopus balls). It tasted really good but because I don't like seafood, I didn't like the octopus bits very much T_T However the rest tasted really good
We got back to Aimi’s apartment where she made us dinner! While cooking we were playing with her pet hamster, Mala!
Playing with Aimi's hamster!
After eating, it was getting late and we were getting bored so we played a game of Jenga, but we had to do it in silence. It was quite funny cos all of us wanted to laugh but had to do it silently xD We left a bit earlier since we didn’t want to be home too late (for some various reasons I’d rather not say haha) but it was a great day to go to see friends and have some good food! Haha
Oh yeah, and a few days before Aimi took us out to buy some Japanese/English electronic dictionaries. This one is the one that I bought (to be honest I only chose it because it was pink hahaha) but it is really good and has been useful so far