I try to live my life in a way so that there’s always something going on. I don’t want any day to look like the other one. The worst things I know in my life is waiting and getting bored, I literally can’t stand it and go crazy … as you might have noticed …
Last weeks Friday was a bit special, I thought I would take you through it. Once each term we have something called a “Free Talk” – ‘normal’ people coming to our class and having conversations with us in Japanese. I will highlight the names of my classmates in red and the Free-talkers in … pink!
From left to right: Ralf-san, Edward-san, Yamagishi-san, Rumi-san
From left to right: Uozumi-san, Shisa-san, Hitomi-san, Anna-lisa-san, Chris-san, Suzuki-san (My teacher JEZUS CHRIST LOOK AT HER CALVES!), Alex-san and Ralf-san that you already know…
Our teacher is so cute I just have to post another picture.
Uozumi was a pretty cool girl. She had a lot of energy hiding behind that timid Japanese facade. She is actually a first degree blackbelt in Aikido. I have also practiced Aikido so I made sure to try her skills out and of course she didn’t just talk the talk she also walked the walk.
Next up was Rumi-san. She was a cool lady. She has been traveling all over the world and we spent a lot of time talking about her time in Sweden (SWEDEN!). She also loves latin dance right now her favourite style is flamenco. She promised to introduce me to some salsa clubs later … for better and for worse ;)
Lastly we were talking to Yamagishi-san. Actually we have met her a few times before she’s a regular amongst the “Free-talkers”. I couldn’t spend so much time talking to her because I had a meeting to go to …
… I met up with Skank (in the picture) who’s the sales-rep for SteelSeries here in Japan. He hooked up a meeting with Gate (a big distributor in Japan) so that I could get some information on how to expand the brand YummieTummie into the Japanese market. On a side note; as a side effect of being kicked out of QuakeCon I spent a lot of time mingling with business people in the pool where I met up with Sherry and we started talking and saw that there was a business opportunity which ended up leading me to this point.
We could SMOKE in the meeting room! That’s a lot of points in the book of Cyrus. Also the Gate guys were awesome giving me a lot of support and tips on where I could take my business. They were very professional and kind, any body who does business with them will be successful I’m sure.
After that we went to an izakaya (a japanese sort of drinking-restaurant) and had shabu-shabu.
We met up with the other people in the company. And seriously they were all cool guys!
So we get these “nabe” that are are heated by a flame using gas and elec-tro-ticity
Getting warmed up …
Bring on the MEAT! We had heaps and heaps of different kinds … aaaa sooo goood!
But wait there’s something missing… Hmm…
BEER! The cornerstone of every nutritous (Swedish) diet. Some of these guys could actually drink!
This guy was awesome! Hiyoshi-san (haibanhunterk)is a hardcore collector of Metal albums. He’s a laid back and cool guy but he warmed up and started talking to me when I mentioned I was a manager for a Swedish metal band called Mushaboom whom I’m currently trying to get to Japan. The thing I’m holding on the picture, although you can’t see it clearly, is a guitar pick that’s made out of a crash cymbal. It’s worth about 150$ and he has been using it for one year and a half. We kept talking and exchanging music for the most part of the dinner. A really cool guy and when I go to his studio (which looked awesome) I’ll make a post about it on the blog as well as some jamming video.
Behind us we had a group of university students make noise and being rowdier than us (HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE WHEN I AM THERE?!)
The guy on the left is Ohsawa-san and the one on the right is Demoto-san. After hearing that I was a pro-gamer Ohsawa-san was actually foolish enough to challenge me to a game of Yakisoba (a game on his Iphone) and even though I had never played it before I actually beat both of them (proZaC power). I’m just staying true to my motto – “Any challenge at any time at any place. IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!”.
Some of us were still in high spirits and didn’t want to go home. For you guys who don’t know the last train leaves around midnight so you have two choices.
Option A (The Chicken): You catch the last train, play a serenade on the meat flute and go to sleep.
Option B (Partypeople): You stay until the first train leaves at about 05:30 or you just keep on going.
We went to this bar and had some fancy … SHELLFISH?! It actually tasted pretty good.
Of course we had shitloads of beer and kept talking. They actually didn’t learn after the Yakisoba game so they challenged me again.
This time it was …
… Air-hockey! I LOVE AIR-HOCKEY! I rarely lose and if I do it’s hats off to my opponent. Ohsawa-san sadly I think wasn’t focused enough and the beer was taking its’ toll on him. But I on the other hand went into my Zen-Mode ™ and beat him 12-0.
Here’s a little video of what he felt like after the game:
Who needs to focus on the game when you got cigarettes? This was a pretty good game Demoto-senshi had a solid samurai-gamer spirit but the game finished in a draw. OSU!
So now the challenge was 3-1-0 proZaC vs. Gate
Next up was …
… Slaps! Those who have been following me and my gaming career know that I play slaps with every interesting / spirited person I meet. And to this day I have never lost.
4-1-0 proZaC vs. Gate
The next and the last game is not really one of my favourites (because I suck at it!) but it IS very manly…
… That’s right! ARMWRESTLING! Granted Takahashi-san is like me a karate-ka (somebody who has practiced karate) so his skills was top-notch! And even though he might not look it, he IS a very strong guy. And props for staying up drinking, being old and all ;) I’m just teasin’ (I HATE LOSING!)
And that’s it folks! Just an un-avarage avarage day in the life of Cyrus ‘proZaC’ Fuckin’ Malekani
Next up was some “fyllekäk” (drunken food – food you eat after you’ve been drinking). While walking to the matsuya (a fast food chain that is pretty awesome!) we stumbled upon a very common thing in Japan on the weekends. Nameley drunken fuckin’ passed OUT japanese people. Mind you he’s ACTUALLY on the street sleeping (snoring like a mf!) and usually they survive … imagine if it was ANY other country.
I don’t blame him I was on my way to do the same thing … but I did it in my bed.
Keep it sexy and stay frosty.