I'm on my way to London, AMA

Can you believe I've never done one of these? Ask away!
  1. I'm on the local train and then I have an hour to kill in Glasgow before the 5 hour London train.
    Bye bye hometown, see you Monday 👋
  2. Are you going for business or for fun?
    I'm so excited to see pictures! I need to go to London, asap
    Suggested by   @karlalucia
  3. @karlalucia a fun business trip! I'm mainly there to cover the Hyper Japan event on Sunday for my kawaii blog and to meet a few shops and brands we work with. But I'm also hanging out with my sister and meeting @Diplomatic_diva and going to a Hokusai exhibition 🌊 I will be sure to post lots of photos!
  4. Oh my gosh I was going to ask if you're going to meet @Diplomatic_diva
    So excited!!! Will you be doing much sight seeing?
    Suggested by   @karlalucia
  5. @karlalucia not really. I've been to London loads of times before. Hopefully going back to Kew Gardens tomorrow though!
  6. Am I too late to this AMA?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  7. @andersun you are not! I still have nearly a couple of hours left on the train
  8. What is the Hyper Japan Event?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  9. @andersun Hyper Japan is the UK's biggest and best Japanese culture event.
    It has live performances and Japanese culture classes and food and shopping and cosplay. This is my first visit - usually I send my sister since she lives in London. These are her photos.
  10. Will you describe the most interesting looking person in your train car?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  11. @andersun I can't see anyone 😐
    I am squished in beside the window. I would describe the guy next to me but he's already tried to initiate conversation and I don't want to encourage him.
  12. Given the choice of any kawaii characters in the world, whom would you most want to have dinner with?
    What kind of meal would have?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  13. @andersun maybe Sumikko Gurashi? It means things in the corner and they're all shy and quiet like me. They also know how to make cute sushi.
  14. Have you ever climbed on the lions in Trafalgar's Square?
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  15. @amieshmamie yes! I'm pretty sure there are photos of me and my sister as kids. I'll have a look when I get home.
  16. How does the Internet work on a moving British train?
    Is there wi-fi in the train? Free? Expensive? Using cellular data?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  17. @andersun there is usually free wifi but it's really slow. I'm using my data as it's much faster.
  18. Are the English trainspotters out and visible?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  19. @andersun I haven't noticed any today but there are usually a few at each station. It is definitely still a thing.
  20. While this is not a sightseeing trip, what three places in London would you send a foreigner to see?
    (What are you favorite 2-3 tourist spots in London?)
    Suggested by   @andersun
  21. @andersun so difficult! Kew Gardens (huge old botanical gardens), the South Bank (of the Thames - you can see so much in a short walk) and either the British Museum or the V&A (incredible museums)
  22. Are we there yet?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  23. @andersun still a way to go
    Though only 1hr 15 mins.
  24. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  25. @andersun probably yesterday? I often sing along when packing orders. In public, not for ages. Probably a wedding. I used to sing in the school choir etc. but don't really enjoy it much now.
  26. Is there a snack or food car on the train?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  27. Yes, there's a buffet car selling overpriced hot drinks, sandwiches etc.
    On Scottish trains, it's usually just someone pushing a cart through the train.
  28. Is there any food or drink you're excited to get in London that you can't get back home?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  29. @andersun not really. There used to be a few restaurants/cafes that I liked but I haven't been for a while. I'm looking forward to going to Japan Centre, a Japanese supermarket that I order from online sometimes.
  30. Can you post a photo of the next body of water you see?
    (River, lake, ocean?)
    Suggested by   @andersun
  31. @andersun We have no oceans, only sea! Here's the Trent & Mersey canal. There were boats but the train is going too fast.
  32. Which is your least favorite emoji?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  33. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡
    No explanation necessary
  34. When not doing AMAs on a train, how do you normally pass the time?
    Looking outside? Reading? Watching film/tv? Browsing le internet? Daydreaming? Chatting up strangers?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  35. I listen to music to block out all the announcements and fellow passengers and then either read or look out the window.
  36. Which film should I see first this weekend: Wonder Woman, Baby Driver or the new Planet of the Apes film opening today?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  37. My sister has been raving about how good Baby Driver is so maybe that? I haven't seen any of them yet.
  38. What kind of hat is best?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  39. @andersun PUMPKIN ON HEAD
  40. I need to charge my phone back up now but feel free to keep asking and I'll answer more later.
  41. Oops, I totally forgot about this 😐Answering the last few now but ask more if you want.
  42. If you were to cosplay at the Hyper Japan event, who would you be?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  43. @andersun I was talking about this with my sister and we couldn't think of anything at all! I guess we are not cosplayers. I did once dress up as Mario & Luigi with my flatmate for a Halloween party - will that do? (we did win best costume)
  44. What are your three favorite features of kawaii culture?
    (If that is an unanswerable question: why is it unanswerable?)
    Suggested by   @andersun
  45. @andersun the general positivity of the community, the imagination/creativity, the colourfulness 🌈
  46. What aspects of Great Britain's infrastructure or services could most benefit from an infusion of kawaii?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  47. @andersun transportation for certain - Japanese buses/trains/planes etc. are so cute with character tie-ins and mascots. Food - there is very little cute food here.
  48. What planet or planet's moon would you most like to visit?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  49. Boring choice but our Moon to see Earth and the stuff left behind by Apollo missions. Otherwise Enceladus for ICE VOLCANOES and Saturn views.
  50. How was the weather in London? I hear it rains a lot. ☔️
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  51. @solitarygigi It was typically British - changeable! ☀️🌤⛅️🌥🌦🌧 It was mostly warm, rained a bit one day and was far too hot on the last day. It rains way more in the west of Scotland where I live.