Happy 2016! ^^
|Saitama Super Arena|
Let's see what I did the past few days!
First off, we did o'souji (おそうじ). It's a Japanese tradition to clean the entire house before the year ends. It's comparable to what the westerners refer to as Spring Cleaning... Only it's done in winter time. Hahaha.
And then, on the 31st, I went to my first live MMA experience! It was wildly exciting. Haha. Admittedly, I was only vaguely interested in MMA before I attended the event in Saitama Super Arena but things change... :)
|These sumo wrestlers came to support Baruto, one of the fighters.|
|My lunch on the last day of 2015!|
|And something delicious I never got to taste. Haha|
|My Rizin omikuji (おみくじ) was just つハハハッ。。。 What? After Bob Sapp's match, I understood what this was. lol|
|The arena was quite full! Many people came. I didn't expect the turnout to be so great!|
|Not too bad, eh?|
|I also got my real omikuji. Haha. It was chukichi （中吉）. Middle level luck??? Haha|
|What did you get in your bag??? TELL ME!|
|I especially adore that cardigan. It will keep me warm this winter, I'm sure. :)|
|The first dinner of the year was with the Excel Teachers and the Chiba family. There was so much food to eat!!!|
|This is my hey-I'm-not-ready-for-a-photo-yet,-I'm-eating face. (Photo from Mina's Facebook. Haha)|
|Dinner. A fusion of Japanese and Filipino dishes. (Photo from Mina's Facebook. Haha)|
|Oki's father bragged that he prepared that centerpiece fish over there. He's adorable. XD|
|I also got my first (and hopefully not the last one, I wasn't in Japan when I was a student!!! lol) otoshidama （お年玉）. :)|
I actually have so much photos from that day but knowing they are Japanese, I opted not to post it without their permission. They are all such lovely people! (*^^*)
On January 3, that's today. We just stayed home to rest. Tomorrow, it's back to work for us!
I enjoyed the last days of 2015 and the first days of 2016 very much. I hope it sets the mood for the rest of the year. I feel so blessed that the past year turned out to be what it is but I'm ready for 2016's adventures!
See you again!