So here's how the day generally went:
We met up at Asahiya Bookstore and bought our copies of "Go!Go!Guitar!" and "Arena 37 SPECIAL" (as seen in pic above). I was the first to arrive and proceeded to claim the magazines from the front desk. A few minutes later, a guy came in who i suspected to be wat from what i recalled from his fb lol. Then he bought his magazine. We saw a girl walking towards the entrance of the store, and we immediately recognized her as Jade because she was wearing none other than the Shunkan Sentimental outfit! Very cool. We decided to browse the store for a while, because aside from magazines, they also carry CDs, DVDs, manga, etc. We came across the KERA magazine that featured Rina in a solo page (as seen in the SCANDAL magazine thread), and with no hesitation wat decided to buy it lol. There was only one copy, but luckily for wat, RINA is neither mine nor Jade's favorite member haha. Other notable things in the store: lots of anime soundtracks, including Bleach and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Soundtracks (awesome, but sooo expensive lol), lots of recognizable artists like ORANGE RANGE, Home Made Kazoku, Aqua Timez, etc. but unfortunately no SCANDAL
We left the store to grab some lunch at a nearby ramen shop called "Asahi Ramen". On the outside glass windows you could see the awards they won in previous years, and I've eaten there before a few times and recommended we should eat there. We all ended up getting the same thing lol (Chashu Ramen). We figured that it would be a good time to take a picture so we busted out our magazines and asked our server to take a picture of us showing off our SCANDAL goods. She was probably confused haha, but anyways the end result was a great documentation of the first official Cali SH member hangout!
After eating we decided to get boba from a place called "Volcano Tea". I got a Jasmine Milk Tea while wat got a Strawberry Milk Tea. After getting our boba we went to the shop next door to browse while drinking our tea. The shop had some interesting Japanese stuff (around-the-house items, cooking stuff, etc.), anime stuff and Nintendo stuff. Lots of stuff. lol. Then we went to another store called "Giant Robot". The name was cool, but the shop turned out to be a little underwhelming haha it was pretty small and it had really random stuff. It was almost 4 o clock and I had to go so we said our goodbyes. We agreed it was a successful SH hangout, and the first of many more to come!
All in all, it was a great experience. It was good to finally meet fellow SH members face to face and of course get to know them, and have lots of laughs in the process! Definitely more SH Cali hangouts to come in the future and we hope to see YOU there, thats right I'm talking to YOU!