Friday, June 25, 2010
iphone4 Japan Launch!
Did I time my arrival in Tokyo well or what?! The iphone4 was released in Tokyo today! weeeeee! Think lots of cute Japanese camping out since Monday in front of SoftBank stores everywhere all to get their hands on the new iphone. So popular is the new iphone in Tokyo, SoftBank had to stop taking pre-orders for the handset!
Sadly, I was one of the unlucky thousands who missed out on receiving their phones today so I need to wait until they call when mine has arrived. Oooo I can't WAIT till it arrives so I can start regular twitpic updates for you!
This is the teeny basement room at Shinjuku Bic Camera where I filled out my iphone4 contract application. Oh my goodness you need an extremely high level of Japanese to make a phone contact in Japan! Needless to say I was completely confused! So many plan options! You also need a Japanese credit card (rather than simply a Japanese bank account if you are on a working holiday visa) or you need to buy the iphone4 handset upfront.
My entire second day as a Tokyo resident was lost in translation (even after 4 years of Japanese study)! I opened my new Japanese bank account (love the fact I could chose from 32 key card colours! Hello Lilac!), popped into to the Shinagawa Immigration Office, shopped for mamacharis (Japanese mama-style bikes complete with shopping basket), visited Nitori (the Japanese version of Ikea) and picked up a Barbie sized fake Eames Hang-it-all for my Barbie sized apato, ate a delicious katsu-curry for lunch, purchased the most adorable Tanabata tree and decoration kit (will post pics once I have set it up!) and had the best home cooked Japanese dinner ever! Oooo I love living in this city!
Will write again soon lovely Sandwiches!
Hope you are all well!