|Kayla, Kat, Michelle, Christy, Christina and I at the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa|
l decided to go along with her. I was a little curious about my own zodiac sign and looked up what it means. Here are the following personality traits represent the Rat (the 1st and most prominent of all the signs):
|The Year of the Rabbit is everywhere in Japan|
Hmm, not sure if ALL of those traits represent me, but I can see most of them (the good ones of course)!
|Locals wafting the smoke on them at the|
incense burner for a healthy year
|Christina tying her "bad" fortune on the stand at the temple.|
Kat was the only one out of us who got a "good" fortune.
It's also a tradition to get your fortune when visiting a temple. Well, let's just say my fortune was NOT good at all. It basically said that my house was going to burn down, I need to stop planning trips, I'm not going to meet the one I'm waiting for out here and I'm bound to bad health. Well, that's just a bummer fortune isn't it! So, I tied my fortune on the "bad fortune" stand and left every part of it at the temple. (I finally figured out what the little white ties are at all the temples.) You are only supposed to take the fortune with you if you want it to come true. So hopefully in my case it didn't stay with me!
|I'm a celebrity with Japanese school|
I felt really special when 3 Japanese school girls came up to me and asked, "Wir - you - take - picture - wit - us?" (Japanese can't pronounce the L) Apparently they really like light skinned women with either blonde or light brown hair. They associate us with hollywood actresses. Hey, why not!
|"Thunder Gate" leading into the shops and temple|
|Walking through the streets with the girls|
|Fried dough balls... I had the green ones!! Delicious!|
|Tokyo Tree and the "turd building" (Asahi headquarters) in the background|
|I think we should start throwing up this sign in all our pics instead of the "peace sign"!|