Monday, June 06, 2005

OUI! FORGET THE LOVE HOTELS

Yesterday evening, managed to talk to my Boss about my intention to try night stopping at a love hotel.

5xmom warned that I could very well get a whack on my head for suggesting such a wacky idea.

Luckily, no whack...

But still, a big fat NO...

Imagine, she says, a fire occurs.

After five heavy hours of fighting the inferno, firemen dish out a barely identifiable burnt body.

Imagine the evening news...

Malaysian-born lecturer found sleeping in love hotel during seminar...

So, I am back to staying at an old, dreary, and dull guesthouse managed by the ministry.

Ichyo-so (銀杏荘) or 'Gingko-nut Hall' was built in the 1940s after the war.

Rooms are tatami mat style and toilets and baths are shared.

It is about 10 minutes walk from Shibuya Station, the magnet for teenagers all over Japan.

One guy who stayed there before mentioned that Ichyo-so has a romantic feel of the Taisho era.

See picture here... and tell me what you think...

Hmmm... maybe I should expect Taisho era cockroaches to be my roommates as well...

So much for my enthusiasm on love hotels...

Limp, man...