Rain, Rain, Go Away
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Went to the Umeda area in Kita, aka downtown Osaka, where they have a massive underground mall that stretches for several city blocks. Figured it'd be a good way to do something with my day yet be out of the rain. It was pretty meh. Nothing special. The shopping district just outside my front door is far more entertaining, and boasts the full spectrum of things for sale. The shopping area surrounding Umeda is more like a food court (albeit a massive one that ranges from the pricey to the cheap) and several department stores. That, and it's full of business people charging hither and yon. Not the loud, trendy rascals strutting down Shinsaibashi-suji.
To be fair, I'm pretty tired of the rain, and could use a healthy does of sunshine. Doesn't look like there will be sunshine any time soon, but it should dry up tomorrow. Which is a good thing, because this little girl is about to have a serious case of the crankies.
By the time I got to Umeda it was nearly 1pm, and I was starving. I snagged some tasty cold noodles in a grocery store, but as Kate and I say, it only served to "awaken the monster." And I had a serious case of the hangries. (So intensely hungry that you're borderline cranky and angry = hangry.) I roamed for a good twenty minutes longer, trying to scout out all my options, before plopping myself down in another little Japanese joint filled with locals, and inhaling a massive bowl of seared tuna, dried seaweed, diced green onions, and rice. Washed it all down with a steaming bowl of miso soup and some hot tea. With a tummy fit to burst, this buckaroo was much happier, and could finally think straight.
Now the only question remaining is: what's for dinner?