Exciting news, folks… drum roll please…
Haikugirl’s Japan is going to be on TV! ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆
‘Tokyo, Boy’ (トーキョーボーイ) is a weekly programme about what’s happening in Tokyo, but this particular episode is also going to feature some footage showing how popular Japanese culture is in the UK. On Saturday, we visited the wonderful Mitsukoshi restaurant on Lower Regent Street in London and, while I ate delicious unagi (eel), they interviewed me about my interests in Japanese culture.
Later, we went to a Japanese language exchange group, organised by some friends I used to study Japanese with. It was great to catch up with people and practice a bit of Japanese, although I realised I’ve become quite rusty lately as I haven’t been able to practice much. It was a fun evening, though, and it really motivated me to study more.
On Sunday, the TV crew came over to where I live in North Finchley, and filmed me as I bought some Japanese groceries in my local store, Atariya.
Then, back at my flat, they filmed me cooking okonomiyaki and blogging about it. Luckily, it turned out to be the best okonomiyaki I have ever made! I was really nervous, and I was sure I was going to mess up, but it went really well. Actually, it made me wonder if I ought to give vlogging (video blogging) a go – what do you think??
I had such a fun time being a ‘TV star’ for the weekend, and I’d just like to say a big thank you to the crew for inviting me to be a part of the programme, and for being so wonderful over the two days. Also, thanks to Sei-kun and Ramata-chan for getting me involved in this! Thanks guys! 😀
So, if you’re in Japan and able to watch Tokyo MX, please check out ‘Tokyo, Boy’! This episode will be broadcast on Sunday 17th February at 9pm (Japan time). Unfortunately the programme won’t be available in other parts of Japan or here in England, but surely we all know someone in Tokyo who can record it for us, don’t we? Spread the word – Haikugirl’s Japan is going to be on TV!