Monster Hunter noodles? Kickass! When I went there for a month back in 2007 I was drinking Neon Genesis Evangelion milk coffee everywhere. It was really good too. I didn't even like canned milk coffee before then, and now I love it.

Good to hear you're alive and well and having fun over there. Let me know if you're gonna do any traveling! You should go to Sanrio Puroland if you get to Tokyo. It's not too far from there, it's not too expensive, and it's heaven.