I started the day by making one last trip to the hospital so the doc could check how my pinky was healing. He said it was healing perfectly and that I could start using it again beginning tomorrow. He also said I was very lucky. I agreed!
Afterward, it was back to Meidaimae to go apartment hunting with the 不動産 (realtor). Except the dude that I was supposed to meet today scheduled our appointment on his day off. What a loser. Anyway, the guy who ended up showing me around was a lot more knowledgeable about the area and took me to see some nice places. I actually found one I really liked, but I needed some time to think about it...over some ramen.
Since I was in Meidaimae, I headed down the street to grab a bowl from the Nakata Brothers ramen shop.
I'm not sure but I think this is one of the brothers.
The shop is known more for their tsukemen, but I was in the mood for some shoyu ramen.
The broth is made with anago (salt-water eel) and there's a bit of a strong fishy smell, but it is otherwise a pretty decent bowl.
I thought about it and decided to go take a look at the place one more time. The kids seemed to like it so I ended up applying for it. We'll see what happens. It's a bit out of my price range but starting life over isn't supposed to be easy, right?
Later that night it was off to Shinjuku to have a few drinks with friends. Okay so there was more than a few drinks involved. And there's nothing like eating ramen in the cold from a yatai after some drinks.
It's not great ramen, but on this night, in this setting, it's perfect.
I fell asleep on the train on my way home and ended up passing my station. Luckily, I didn't go that far and was able to catch another train coming back.
Whew, that was a close one.