Thursday, March 12, 2009

Eki Beer



Slowly my habits have changed since moving to Tokyo. I find myself doing things which I have never had the habit of doing before. Case in point is the after work Eki beer. I know that some people would make a big fuss about drinking a beer on the train after work. I don`t understand why some people get upset about it; but they do all the same. Anyway, usually I grab a tall boy from the local 7-11 on my way home. It is easy for me as well as convenient. The train ride from Nerima to Bukudo is lonely as not so many people are using the local train when I get off work. So, I can get a whole car to myself to relax and a tall cold one.

I have been doing the `Eki beer` thing for several months now. It is kind of like an after work tradition for me. I really do not feel like I have gotten off work until cold beer passes across my lips. Well, after a while all traditions must be modified just to keep things fresh. So, recently i have had more interaction with instructors and management. This leads to many more chances to go out and get hammered. Sadly, getting totally smashed everyday after work really wears me down. A solution to this is the Eki beer at the station. Recently, when I have a partner for the day we usually end up have an Eki beer after work. When we arrive at bukudo we hang out for a bit at the station and finish off our beers. While this is fun nothing beats buying a few cans of beer and slamming then down at front of the JR Yamanote central entrance. I have caught several good buzz right there at the JR Yamanote gate.

So, remember kids if you really want to relax after work grab yourself cheap beer from the 7-11, find a good seat on the train, and slam down a cold one. Even better plan a meet up with a drinking buddy for a few rounds at the station. A change of pace is good for everyone.

5 comments:

jonhohx said...

hopw we dont have to read of the english instructor who fell in the path of an incomming train due to a bit of beer in the circulation :)

billywest said...

You should start your own microbrew called "EkiBeer". Like "Eki-Ben", right?

TheGhost said...

@john--I have never had any problems getting on the train when drunk. Although, there was this one time...

@billywest--you know, that is not a bad idea. Good suggestion Mr. West. I will have to add that to my list of future projects. The problem is that if `Eki-Beer` ends up tasting too good then it is not really a cheap after work beer.

Chris said...

I love the Shinkansens just because they push a cart around selling beer. Sit on your ass, tuning out , and a girl pushing a cart with beer on it rolls up....sometimes I love this country.

TheGhost said...

Yes indeed! A gal offering `cart beer` during a pleasant train ride.