Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How to get two bottles of champagne on the honeymoon - A step by step guide

Now with Christmas drawing close and this being clearly seen in a radical drop in visitors down to almost half of what is usual on a regular weekday, I thought I could relax a bit and let my hair out. Everyone outside of Japan is probably celebrating Christmas now anyway and the only one who can muster up leaving a comment is the faithful Penguine, but his usual wit doesn't cut as sharp as it used to.

With that said, I thought I could return back to a side-track of my "Getting Married in Japan" series and a little trick from the honeymoon I could share with you.

How to get two bottles of champagne on your honeymoon:

  • Book a tour through a Japanese travel agency to a place often frequented by Japanese tourists (e.g. Hawaii )

  • Have one or more names that are vaguely Japanese but leaves some room for ambiguity

  • Make sure that the hotel gives a complimentary bottle of champagne for honeymooners

  • Get one bottle with a congratulatory message in Japanese – drink bottle

  • Next day, get another bottle with a congratulatory message, in English this time – drink bottle

  • When bottles has been drunk, be sure to tell every hotel staff you meet that could be working with the catering that you are a Japanese-English bilingual couple and enjoy the expression when you hit someone who gets a little white in the face and laughs nervously


aimlesswanderer said...

You couldn't get free breakfasts or something instead? Champagne would be completely useless for me.

ThePenguin said...

I need quality posts to produce quality wit.

Anyway, good to hear there is finally someone else who can guide you back home after excessive consumption of alcohol.

Mr. Salaryman said...

Aimless - Sorry... can't really help with anything else, this only works for champange...

Penguin - I always wondered if you're spontanously so witty when commenting on blogs of if you scheme on what to write for several hours or even days before?

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