Near Yamagata University, there’s a small ramen shop that specializes in spicy ramen. Starting from level 0, they increase their spiciness until level 30. If you finish all of your ramen, from level 5 and up, they will put your name on the wall.
Today, my friend made his second attempt to eat level 30. We cheered him on for 2 hours, as he took his time to finish. He finally did, but it didn’t end well. Let’s just say it didn’t stay down after he finished, he could barely move because of stomach cramps, he had to take antacids, and we lost him on our walk back to our dorms, as he just couldn’t keep up because it hurt too much to walk.
However, he did get his name on the wall, with the following quote: “今度、レベル３５を食べてみたい!” (“Next time, I want to try level 35!” note: there is no level 35.)