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!