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And suddenly it's April, and winter temperatures have returned...

The last week of March was great though. Warm, sunny, and blooming sakura everywhere ♪

On Friday I went out with a Norwegian friend I hadn't seen in months. She wanted to see "OZ the great and powerful", so that's what we did :)

(If you don't want spoilers you might want to scroll past this.)

Overall I enjoyed it for what it was. Saw the old 1939 Wizard of Oz movie as a kid, but I have never read the books, so it was interesting seeing the relationship between the witches. Especially the two sisters, Evanora and Theodora. My main issues regarding the movie were with the latter, as Mila Kunis seemed kinda miscast... She just somehow doesn't feel right in the role of "young innocent and naive girl". Neither did she come off as particularly scary/intimidating as the Wicked Witch of the West later on. Especially not when standing next to Rachel Weisz' character f^_^; I love Weisz though! Happy to see her in this movie, and hope she returns for the part as the Witch of East if they continue the series.
I also liked the various hinting to the 1939 movie. Like how the movie was black & white until we entered Oz, the appearence of the cowardly lion, etc. And glad Danny Elfman composed the music :)

It was still light outside after the movie was finished, so we spent the next hour casually walking to Ikebukuro. The last of the sakura, rapidly falling off the trees:

Had some fun with purikura before eating dinner and heading home ☆

More Disney only a couple of days later, when I was finally able to go back to Disneyland!

Arriving at the station.

The last time I was there was during the huge earthquake in March, 2011. Definitely not fun, being stuck there all day and night, freezing with nothing to eat or drink. So I was determined to have as much fun as possible this time around o(`ω´ )o

The Cinderella Castle all decorated for the 20th anniversary this month.
The amount of people in the park was insane this day (*_*) All students are in the middle of their spring break atm, combined with Easter holiday for foreigners, and this was the only day with good weather between several rainy days... Even if you arrived early all the fastpasses were gone, so any given attraction had a waiting time of 2〜4 hours. But we had so much fun talking, eating, watching videos while waiting that it didn't really matter much (^。^)

Last time I couldn't ride Pooh's Hunny Hunt, so that was our first stop!

It was really cute! Even the waiting area, shaped like entering in between the pages of the giant book above.

When we were done there it was lunch time, and this time I could finally go to the Alice in Wonderland restaurant too.

Where there was also a line f^_^; Waiting outside:


Swordfish for lunch. Had never eaten that before.

Then we celebrated all our UnBirthdays ♪

Didn't have time to watch the parade, but did get to see the Philharmagic theater and go on the Haunted Mansion and Pirates rides. Then did some shopping while some on the others went to Space Mountain.

Only got a few souvenirs this time:

(...forgot to take a picture while I still had the other heart-halves.)

The girls are silly and want to use character T-shirts like that↑ for a live later this month, lol... I don't care if we'll look out of place, so ok, bright colours and Disney it is then!

The apocalyptic downpour of rain that's been going on for the last couple of days is finally coming to an end, so I'll be able to get some stuff done tomorrow, and then meet up with a friend for lunch :) Hopefully the forecast of sun and 21℃ comes true.

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( 3 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
Apr. 3rd, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
The more places you visit, the longer my list of "stuff to see next time I'm in Japan" gets. X)

Looks like you guys had a ton of fun (edit: as usual!)! I love those Alice + flower pics especially, and the Pooh book world reminds me a part of the game Kingdom Hearts where you really were sucked into the story landscape for a while. :D

Was the swordfish good?

Weather-wise it's been jumping between gloomy and *wonderful* with temps being more or less stable here. Our cherry trees have been blooming, too! I'd say enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts because the summer heat can be pretty intense XD

Edited at 2013-04-03 06:31 pm (UTC)
Apr. 4th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
If you have to choose one of the Disney parks, I recommend DisneySea! Love the Mermaid Lagoon there, and the attractions in general are a bit more oriented towards adults compared to Disneyland.

I liked the swordfish :) Actually didn't find it too different in taste from pollock (not sure if that's the correct English name for it...)

All our sakura was gone when I went out today. The last of it blew away during the bad weather of the last couple of days. Today was great though and felt like proper spring! I actually like the warm temperatures of summer here :D The only thing I don't like is the humidity (every day's a bad hair day *sigh*) But the heat itself I'm generally ok with. Sure is better than the miserable summers of back home.
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Apr. 5th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
I liked the swordfish, though don't expect a very distinctive taste; tastes pretty much like normal white fish. Salmon is still my favourite.

lol, at least it's comfortable and light. And mine has polkadots!
( 3 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )

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