so i arrived in Japan yesterday!
some of my closer friends came to see me off at the airport, which was really nice.
my luggage was 4kg too heavy, so the check-in lady told me that i would have to pay 300 Swiss Francs for the additional weight! bah. so i opened the trunk in front of everyone and removed some stuff to make it lighter. most things fit inside my hand luggage, but the rest had to stay in Switzerland...
i was late for the plane and boarded as one of the last passengers, everyone was looking at me >.<
the guy next to my seat was a Japanese weirdo who just couldn't stop fingering his hair and licking his fingers, but it turned out he's also a very talkative funny lad. we had some great chats.
sandwiches aside, meals were only served once on this 11 hour flight, which was a bit disappointing. but the 'dinner' we had was designed by one of my favorite restaurants in Zurich, Hiltl, and tasted awesome.
i couldn't sleep at all (although everyone else seemed to), so i watched Iron Man 2 and a really awful Japanese film. all in all, it was a nice short flight.
after the arrival in Narita Airport, i waited for everyone to disembark so i could scramble my three heavy bags and walk out without hurting anyone.
as i walked by the first class section, the captain saw me and asked whether i wanted to try the first class seats and also took a picture of me sitting there, just for fun. wow, why me? :) anyway, the stewardess even gave me this manicure case for free, full with useful items.
ok, i'm gonna fly with 'Swiss' again in future. lol
it was very nice to see my Japanese family again, it's such a pity i never get to see them. but this time, i will be around them for 5 months, and i will most probably get sick of them soon :)