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.