O'right ladies and gents, it has been pretty busy here in Otaru. I volunteered few days at the snow festival and met some great people from China and Korea. At the same time I was practicing 3 songs that me and Chad played live last night at this local bar. The performance went down pretty well and I think the audience was also pleased with the show. After the mighty duo concert we headed to Otaru Beer which is a German brewery in town. They had this "all you can drink" thing going on and with 1800 yen we could drink as much beer as we wanted.
The brewery was an impressive place and to make the German feeling even the waitresses were wearing traditional German costumes. My first choice was slightly dark beer that had a really soft and good taste. The beer was served in a 1 liter mug and that was the first time for me to drink from that kind of glass. Along the drinking we played some Uno and talked with the other people. At some point I was introduced to a man who had been in Finland couple of years ago. He knew a Finnish beer brand and the city where I lived before. It made the world to look like a small place once again.
After the first ones Chad ordered a boot of beer and man, that was huge. There was 2 liters of beer inside that giant glass. Pretty soon few Russian people from the other table noticed the boot and ordered one for them selves. I took a smoke flavored beer myself and in the half way through it I started to tickle my sharp vision. After a while one of the Russian guys joined our table but for me the conversation with him didn't really go far since I didn't speak Japanese or Russian. After the second beer it was time to hit the road and look for a taxi. This sounds pretty weird but you have to remember that the size of the beer was just huge. To sum it all up, I had a super nice evening with good people and nice beer.
Tomorrow I might head to Sapporo and see the snow festival there. I've visited the city couple of times before and I think it is great that a big city like that isn't far away. When Otaru gets too quiet it's so easy to jump on a train and dive into a city of almost 2 million people in no time.
Anyway it's about bed time and I have to wake early tomorrow to shovel some snow so oyasumi and good night to you all.