Thank You ALL for Coming!!
- Wedding Party in Shinjuku, Jan 28th -
We held a little wedding & new year party with our friends resides in Tokyo area, to report our wedding. We had about 15 people - although 3 could not make it due to the flu!! darn flu virus! - drinking, chatting and laughing for 3 hours, then onto additional 2 hours!
It was so much fun, and we would like to express our gratitude for all who joined in and also for who could not make it but sent us flowers.
We all agreed, that we should get together to drink & smile again soon; so let's!!
Thank you, thank you and Thank you!
Midori & Daniel
Tom Cruise still got it! He has all his macho body with handsome face and sweet action! Yeaahhh!
-> We went to see "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" on the last weekend, followed by Korean BBQ.
I loved this movie!!
I am not a big fan of Cruise (rather I like Jet Lee, Jason Statham etc, bold macho guy in action movie!), yet this movie was really entertaining! I'd say it's the best this year, followed by Expendables and Salt.
Walking under all the X'mas illumination, we went to enjoy Korean BBQ.
It was whole alot of meat and spicy feast! I'd still smell like garlic after overnight. We did some X'mas shopping and sending out stuff, so we were pretty much beaten after all those activities. Speaking of, Daniel went to cut his hair at my friend's hair salon in the neighbourhood. Guess he enjoyed the refreshing experiment v(≧∇≦)v
Some fotos will follow!
Since we have a national holiday on Fri, this week is the last working 4 days before we go to Hokkaido, to my parent's house. Gonna pack!
An update in English, the first one in a while. Wow. But this is only a very brief summary of the events of the last two or three weeks as I don't really have that much time at the moment for another extensive blog post.
So, what did we do here in Kurashige-Gollub land in the last couple of weeks? First of all and most recent, we had a nabe party last weekend on Saturday with two families from our neighbourhood. It was only adults so we were 6 people and we had some good fun. I even learned a new expression ハウスする, which translates to "to house" and means to go home and call it a day. Yep, one of our guests fell asleep during the party and his wife was using that term to ask him if they wanted to go home and go to sleep. The next door neighbours stayed longest, like until 1 or 2am, and we drank and talked a lot. At one point I apparently started serving Sake in big glasses, which is usually served in small sake-cups or small glasses. Yes, I was quite drunk at the end of the night, so the next day was a relaxed "sleep in long" day. Unfortunately (or not ) I totally forgot to take pictures.
We went to a matsuri (festival) in the neighbour town on that Sunday after the nabe party and had some fun there, although we came quite late (around 2:30pm) and everybody was closing and already cleaning up. But the good thing about that was that a lot of the vendors offered their stuff for a discount. So I got some yummies for half the usual price and a bottle of shochu for 3/4 of the usual price. Sweet deal. I also learned how to grill senbei (rice cracker), which was quite a hot experience (will see if I can get some fotos from my wife's iPhone later).
The week before we all, kids included, went for a little photo shooting in a foto studio. Quite a nice experience, although they had no shoes in my size and the biggest size they had was just a bit too small and therefore a bit painful to wear, but because it was only for 45 mins or so it was not that big of a deal.
My wife and I also went for a little restaurant search around Shinjuku for our little "Welcome 2012 & We are married" party sometime in January (probably 28th) next year. We even found a German Bierzelt-like restaurant, but it is a bit too pricey for our liking, so we went with an English pub instead. I mean, we still plan on doing a "wedding party"-like event in Germany so we don't really need to do the party at a German place here.
Other than that I was pretty busy with my job search and had several job interviews, of which one finally turned into a success earlier this week. Unfortunately this means that I won't be able to join my wife and watch with her the kids' marathon at school on this Friday, because I will be working in the office. That marathon is quite a big deal here for the elementary school kids, so it's a bit sad that I can't watch it live.
That's it for now. Enjoy your day!