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i am excited and no one really cares!

I told my Uncle that I wanted to go to and explore more of Chiba before I leave Japan. Well, obviously I wasn't able to stay really long here (for some reasons like not getting along with my aunt, really not getting along with my aunt, and i was afraid my aunt will soon murder me) and so I decided to try have my luck in another place... again. But that doesn't mean I'm not gonna try living here anymore, just not yet this time.  ^^

For what reasons, my Uncle asked, why I wanted to go to Chiba I simply answered, "Because I want to ride the upside-down train." And the good man that he is decided that we're all gonna go so that means I don't have to force myself on spending any of my money that really doesn't exist.

me and my upside down train!

As we got to the first end of one of the only two lines of the Chiba Monorail System, my Uncle bought me and Kenji our tickets and told us that they'll just pick us up at the last station. It was Kenji's first time too so I'm not the only one here who thinks it's going to be awesomely cool!

The ride was smooth but sometimes the train was a bit wiggly though but then when I think of it, even other less cool trains can also be wiggly so not really a big deal. What I like more about my upside-down train is it can get really high like 4 to 5 stories above the ground. Me and Kenji were taking pictures like as if it's one of UNESCO's world heritage site but who cares! Actually, no one did! I felt like we were invisible because none of the passengers even stared or look at us.

Chiba Port Tower
 

But like any other journeys, whether upside-down or not,  our ride has to end.  While waiting for us to be picked up Kenji and I took a bunch loads of pictures. When my Uncle and Aunt arrived, we waited in our car for a photo opportunity with the upside down train until finally we did. So me and my Uncle jumped out of the car and I posed for a souvenir picture with my favorite train! 

We then headed our way to Chiba Port Tower to have some panoramic view of the city. It may sound stupid but I actually didn't realize at first that the Chiba Port Tower is actually... a tower until we got on the elevator and saw that  most of it were just made of steel and the difference between first floor and second floor was a hundred meters. It looked like totally a building from the outside because it's covered with mirror glasses.

me and Kenji checking out himself
And it was really slim!

The first floor of the tower is the entrance and where, of course, you can buy your tickets to go to the 2nd to the 4th floor for the city view. And since Chiba is not very far from Tokyo, I was able to see the magnificent Tokyo skyline! And yes, I did say magnificent!  By the tower is where the Chiba Port Park is and where the Chiba Summer Festival with fireworks are actually held (see  'My Unwanted Marriage' entry if you care). And not very far, about a few meters, is a beach. Not so nice but good enough for some people to swim at.

Whatever happened to the rest of the day, I do not remember so end of story. ^^

darlingwish says:
hindi parang ung mrt sa atin ung mataas pero medyo magalaw cool experience!
Posted on: Mar 10, 2008
nekneknek says:
But like any other journeys, whether upside-down or not, our ride has to end. - whoa, dramatic. ^_^ nakakatakot ba sumakay sa tren na yun? Parang nakaktakot baka kumalas at mahulog. hehehe. pero ha, cool ha..
Posted on: Mar 10, 2008
darlingwish says:
hmmmm u understand? hahaha i wonder! ^^
Posted on: Mar 04, 2008
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i am excited and no one really car…
i am excited and no one really ca…
me and my upside down train!
me and my upside down train!
Chiba Port Tower
Chiba Port Tower
me and Kenji checking out himself
me and Kenji checking out himself
Chiba Monorail System... upside do…
Chiba Monorail System... upside d…
i dont look so thrilled riding thi…
i dont look so thrilled riding th…
nothing.
nothing.
the upside down tracks
the upside down tracks
why are they not as happy as me?
why are they not as happy as me?
Kenji
Kenji
far far away
far far away
i lost my eyes
i lost my eyes
dont ask
don't ask
???
???
Chiba Port Tower
Chiba Port Tower
Chiba Port Tower
Chiba Port Tower
i dont have a point here really
i dont have a point here really
some guy
some guy
Chiba Port Tower... again
Chiba Port Tower... again
Chiba
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