Trip Start Oct 28, 2003
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For the most part December was quite quiet. After coming back from Scotland and with Christmas looming, cash was tight. Generally Junya and I worked. However, there was my New Year holiday to look forward to. A week, well 10 days, paid holiday from work. What a nice way to wind down at the end of the year.
Thankfully, both Junya and I managed to have Christmas off this year. Luckily it fell on my regular day off. My day back, luckily, was the start of my companies holiday, so I managed to get two days extra and Christmas was a nice way to start if off.
Junya and I woke up on Christmas day and exchanged presents. I got a replacement for my wallet from Junya. The same Jean Paul Gaultier line as the one I lost
Anyways, after presents we went off shopping and managed to find an over priced Turkey that would never have fitted into our Microwave, so a large chicken it was. Chicken in hand and an overpriced Cheesecake we headed home for Christmas dinner. It was really nice
The rest of my holiday I officially did nothing. Sat in and played Age of Empires and never set foot over the door for three days. Although on one day I went to Nikko with Nicole and Suliana. It was so sweet seeing Suliana in Nikko. Having been brought up in Australia Suliana had never seen snow in her life. However, we never went there for the snow. We went there for the beautiful temples and shrines. Nikko itself is just outside Tokyo, but the north side. Which meant that we had to get up around 6am to get to Nikko but it was certainly worth it to see traditional Japanese temples draped in snow. I'll try and upload some pics on here.
The next biggest event on my December calendar was hogmany. Now was planning on a big party, however in the end I ended up having only a few folk over. Although it was nice. After the bells and a few phone calls t Oz, NZ and Scotland I kilted up and we all headed over to the local shrine where I spent my first New Year in Japan. Back to the house and we ended up watching Rocky Horror! I ended up falling asleep, as usual, and spilling alcohol all over Junya, which meant he ended up in a rash. I found it a tad funny at the time, being drunk and all
That's pretty much it.
So to everyone I wish you all a Happy New Year
A guid New Year and mony may ye see an lang may yer lum reek
Moran Beannach Leibh agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur