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Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Highlights

2013

H I G H L I G H T S 
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The year in review



Nabe Party

Nabe Party
31st Evening, 2013

We held a Nabe Party in our apartment 
with our Americano friend, Brent-san
and his Korean girlfriend, Kotoe-san. 


31st

Tuesday
31st December, 2013

This is the last day of this year
and
we are in This City. 

We had lunch at a soba restaurant, as per Japanese Custom. 



The Soba Shop which we like is almost underneath
the shinkansen line. Not so noisy, just an eyesore. 


It was expensive but wonderful .... a great Japanese tradition. 
Japanese food is #1. 




A couple of friends are coming for a Nabe Party tonight
and we are preparing the table. 










Photo of our Christmas Tree with 
some New Year`s decorations alongside. 





I cannot believe that it will be 2014 tomorrow. 
I have no idea where 2013 went to..... the time has just flown. 
Nothing I can do will halt time, just enjoy it, I guess. 


Spare

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

28th December

Sunday
29th December, 2013

We had lunch at a wonderful MSG-free ramen shop
near Fukudai.


After that, we drove to Tsuchiyu to see the snow. 

Lots of snow about. 


The rock walls beside the road looked so cool. 








The cemetery was covered in snow and looked so lonely, forlorn almost...... 



We stopped at a farm shop on the way back to This City.
It was a little daunting, shall I say. .... we bought some apple juice. 






We went to the park to go for a walk.
Cold but not freezing cold and we enjoyed the walk together.




Cute !  I am a lucky guy. 


Mt. Azuma with a snow cap, looked wonderful. 





We met a wonderful dog called LEICA and her mistress.
LEICA has long hair, is of German origin and was so beautiful.
Very genki girl !
It was nice meeting you, Leica. 










We received a box via Sagawa Transport; it was a return gift from
my friend, Hideo who is a police officer in That City.
His daughter married recently and we sent some flowers. 





Somewhat expensive return gifts, methinks.
Nice though...... 





I found this fir cone and leaf/twig on the ground at the park
and picked them up to symbolize New Year 2014. 




27th

Saturday
28th December, 2013

We traveled to Sendai City again. 

Vietnamese lunch.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wednesday, 25th December, 2013

Christmas Day
Wednesday, 25th December, 2013

We traveled down to That City after working in This City
to go to the midnight service at St. Peters and St. Pauls Church of England. 

Amazingly special service. 
Such a beautiful Church - my favourite Church anywhere. 
Feelings of Peace and Hope abound. 








Christmas Luncheon. 
Steamed Blackbream (Luderick in Australia)
with black bean sauce/paste. Very Chinese cuisine. 




Looks good ? 
Tasted even better ..... a veritable feast.