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Tokyo : Karaoke 「カラオケ」

Out of some strange virus that has taken over Tokyo (someone even told me this week that schools were closed, to avoid infection) we are all sick home, trying to recover before Monday as yet another week struggling against dizziness, slight fever and chills is simply not acceptable.

So during this Friday night home, we look back and remember the good times from last week. When Christina was here and we did lots of japanese things like プリクラ (purikura) and カラオケ (karaoke), after enjoying dinner in a cool place around Ebisu Nishi (恵比寿) which is called ジヤックポツト (jackpot) has great service, awesome food and english menu.

Hard choice.

Hungry boys

Shared little plates & yummy shrimps - with almonds, seaweed & orange.

As we say in Spain "de grandes cenas, están las sepulturas llenas" which means something like… Burn that ass off before you go to sleep. Said & done. We walked 50m to the next stop: Big Echo. As you can guess, yes. It was actually one of the most popular karaokes in Ebisu. Where we always see people queueing to get in. 1200 YEN per half hour, including one drink. Not bad, considering that the drink itself would be at least half that amount in the crappiest izakaya in town.

The room was not exactly big, even if we were 5.

The tools looked easier than they actually were. Took us quite a lot to remember how to stop a song, so we ended up playing "put a ring on me" way too many times. Nightmare song, I get shivers whenever I listen to it...

da·ke·do·wa·ru·i·yo·i·ka·ta shi·ta·no·ka·na (I can read, without knowing what it means)

Will the stylus make a comeback? I leg warmers could...

Classy huh? Mirrors & tiny sofas. Looks like a place to get closer in the first date.

After some trial&error we realized the waiter instructed us on how to search for the title.

Ahhh… So after a sip or two, we succeeded on finding big classics from Tom Jones & Spice Girls. Of course, I didn't sing like a bird - but nodoby expected me to, right? - as usual, the swedes, got away with much better voices. Genetics, I suppose. Still I haven't found a swede who cannot sing or bake.


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