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December 31, 2004

goodbye 2004

Friday, December 31

It is still the 31st of December in Hawaii, but it is already in 2005 where I am right now. I just wanted to thank everyone who have taken their time to take a look (and read) what I post, and wish all of you and yours a very nice new year - 2004 was hit by disasters and sad things, in the world and to me personally, but I do really hope that the new year will be a happier one to all of us.

In Japan, it is a tradition to have soba (buckwheat) noodle at the end of the year to salute the old year and welcome the new one. My family actually didn't do it very much, but I now enjoy doing it myself - it sure gives me the feeling of end-of-the-year, exciting but nostalgic atmosphere.

6 comments:

Reid said...

Hi Chika,

あけましておめでとうございます

baron said...

Happy New Year, Happy Holidays and much aloha for all your photography and writing. Got my vote for best food photography blog in 2004.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year~! Reading your blog always lifts my spirits up (and appetite too!) Haven't posted in a while, but I did try baking cookies in tht scary oven of mine! And it was a success!! Haha.

-ala

chika said...

Thank you all for the new year greetings, and a very happy new year to you all!

Reid - あけましておめでとうございます、今年もどうぞ宜しくお願いします。

baron - thanks for everything last year, and I hope I will do better this year! Aloha :)

ala - which cookies did you try? Keep baking! Happy baking new year :D

Anonymous said...

gobbled them all up before I thought of taking pics of them... gomen xp
They were soft chocolate chip cookies. (she knows I dun like the crunchy ones) Got her to teach me and had a fun time baking together with her! It was part of our New Year's Eve feast. We even tried to mix the left over cookie dough with vanilla ice cream (never knew tht could work) and it was tasty too.

-ala

chika said...

Hi ala,
Choc chip cookies and cookie dough ice cream, what a lovely treat! :)