I’ve always heard that you’re supposed to spend the first day of the New Year as you want to spend the rest of the year. Spend time with loved ones, avoid fights and negativity, eat tasty foods…sounds like a good plan to me, right?
Today we woke up in Tokyo, after ringing in the New Year with friends at Zojoji Temple in Shiba-koen, near Tokyo Tower.
We shot an epic Japanese culture-related segment at a friend’s temple. (On a related note, I have a friend who’s family runs a nearby Buddhist temple that was founded in 808. The year eight hundred and eight. Seriously. How cool is that?) We went shopping, picked up a delicious dinner, and finally got home to our snug little apartment here in our big little city. A fuzzy blanket, a TV special featuring Arashi & Tokoro Joji (my current favorite TV personalities) and a squishy chocolate dessert? Heaven.
So, yes. A little time in Tokyo, a little time with friends, and a little cozy time with the boy at home? If the rest of the year is like this, I’ll be a very happy girl! It’s crazy to think that a year ago, I didn’t even know we were coming to Japan to live. Our lives have changed incredibly in the past 365 days!
How did you spend the first day of 2011? I hope you have a super happy awesome New Year!
Yay! I commented first on your first blog!
Woowoo! Points to Steve! How you doin’ :D?
Isn’t it amazing how life can totally change in one short year? I hope that 2011 has even more exciting fun things for us to enjoy than 2010 did!
Seriously! We were both in pretty different places not that long ago, hunh? So much has happened in the last year, it’s amazing. On to even bigger and better!
I spent it in Tokyo, too! Shopping in Harajuku, snuggling and drinking champagne in a luxury hotel… I think I’m off to a good start, besides, um, the hangover? Haha!
Sounds absolutely lovely! (Minus the hangover, haha!)
I spent the wee hours singing karaoke, then the day buying a camera, checking out the Tokyo skyline from atop the Mori Tower in Roppongi, and scoping out an art exhibit. If I spend 2011 surrounded by karaoke, cameras and art… well a good year it will be!
Ooh, what camera did you buy? Also, there is seriously not enough karaoke in my life. Resolution for 2011: More karaoke!