Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's

Mariko and I had a late night on New Year's, but before it was over she made sure to take me to a shrine. Judging by the number of people there at 4am, I think it's a traditional activity.

[Mariko selecting her New Year's charm]

[We each paid 100 yen to buy a fortune for 2010. Mariko hung hers up on this 'wall' of fortunes. I kept mine because it contained such gems as [for study] "Work hard, and you'll pass the exam" and [for love] "Everything goes well. Nothing to worry about" and [for game and match?], "Don't get so excited. Be moderate."]


ReBekha said...

Happy New Year, Dave! Glad you two had fun. :)

I ferried past your island the other day! looks lovely.

Dave said...

you must have been going to Kume?? or Tonaki? You'll have to come out here soon for whale watching.. (in fact I just got back from my first trip of the season - it was just okay - and I'm going back out again in a couple hours)