The plum is starting to bloom – winter will be over soon.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
As many of you know, I decided to spend my winter break here, instead of making the pilgrimage back home for the holidays. My cousin was here for a little over a week, which was awesome! Nobody from home has ever come to visit me before, so it was a new experience.
First we spent a day in Tokyo, visiting Akihabara, Roppongi, Shibuya….
Hachiiiiii <3 Man, I love that dog.
Then some biking around town!
A day trip to Kamakura…
…complete with money laundering!
Quite literally ringing in the new year at a local temple!
Finally, a trip to Nikko with the Ishikawas!
Winter break is almost over, and I’m just relaxing reading books, doing a little shopping here and there, and just hanging out in general. School’s going to start again fairly soon… so…
that’s all for now!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year’s from the Beaver Cousins!!
My cousin is visiting me right now (which explains all lack of posts)!! We decided to spend our New Year’s Japanese-style at a Buddhist temple with some friends of mine. Complete with bell-ringing, wish burning, and book slapping. There were fireworks, too.