After the shopping spree and Art exhibition, Danish and I met up with Australian at station near dorm and went to get some Okonomiyaki.
Okonomiyaki is where you sorta mix a buncha ingredients and cook them on a hot plate in the middle of the table...sorta like omelette's. The wikipedia definition describes it as "is a Japanese dish consisting of a pan-fried batter cake and various ingredients. Okonomi means "what you like" or "what you want", and yaki means "grilled" or "cooked"; thus, the name of this dish means "cook what you like".
Danish and I made Australian do most of the cooking, we were trying to live out our fantasies of going out shopping all day and coming home to a nice meal prepared by the man..close close! but we pooled our efforts for the final order and cooked up quite the feast! a splendid meal indeed!
Got back to the dorm room and had a few nightcaps (till 3am!) with Australian and Danish and were joined by American and Spanish-japaneza and Chilean. Amazing how many people one can fit into these tiny dorm rooms when an occasion calls for it!
So while hanging out decided to go through the shopping to see what I had bought earlier that day and how much buyer`s remorse it would ignite (hardly any!)..went through all the bags and still couldn't find the hat! /gasp! oh noes! we figured it probably got misplaced..and would be in one of the other gals bags.
Next morning everyone rendezvoused in one of the kitchens to cook up a brunch of bacon and eggs (nomnomnomnom) and also found out that the hat was...missing. Tried to trace back my path to figure out where I would have dropped it and figured (hoped wished) it had been left behind on the shelf near our table at the Okonomiyaki place as the colour of the bag matched the colour of the shelf.
So more than 12 hours later dropped by the restaurant with Australian (who did translating) and they had...kept the bag!!!!!!! I love this country. I have had friends forget wallets, books etc on counters and come back hours later to have it sitting exactly where they had left it...!!! How safe is that!!!