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03 January 2007 @ 01:54 pm
On New Years in Japan, there is a very popular tradiiton to send out Nengajyou (年賀状), or basically a postcard that the Post Office delivers on New Years day. There are various reasons for it, both to people whom you have professional relationships with, and friends or family.

I was really happy to receive some this year.... though I didn't send them out. I guess that I still haven't quite become japanese enough. ^^;;;; But I think that next year, I will make some and send them out to the people in Japan that are special to me!

Okay, I only got three this year plus one from a big art store that I have a membership at, but. ^^; It's still very sweet to be in people's thoughts! Nagayan's was really cute. And some from my students!!! Wai! ^o^ They'd asked for my address, so I knew that it was coming, but I still really appreciate it. ^^ It makes me wonder if maybe, I actually have made a little mark in these children's lives. Someday, when they're grown up they may remember me and fondly. ^^ That makes me think a little better of my job. I love interacting with them, and while I know that teaching isn't for me, it really is special. And heartwarming ♥

I haven't played basketball in years, but I really love it.. it turns out that Yo-kun (Junko's brother) thinks that he's better than me so.... I must start playing again! All so that I can beat him one day. >=D I look forward to it!!!! I do love basketball though... and have been thinking about playing it for fun somewhere, and this is the perfect excuse!! ^O^

On a side note, in the second half of 2006 I lost about 20 pounds. Half of this is due to being sick recently, but the rest is just because I started eating healthier and became more active.  I am lighter by 10 pounds than I was in high school, but still fatter... ahhhhhh don't you love the human body muscle dynamics(not)? I lost a lot of muscle being sick and I'm sure that it will come right back but... damnit. I want to be able to wear a bikini like when I was little (not that I ever did, but I could have.. and now I want to). But a flat stomach eludes me....... o.o;;; Don't you wish that eating better and losing weight meant that your fat went bye-bye? But nope, the sickness ate up my muscles. Now that I'm on the 'getting better' track, I guess it's time to build them up again!!

Oh and not related, but the other day I got an email from Yoshitsugu Abe. (the first Kawamura in Tenimyu) I thought that was really sweet of him. I've been meaning to write back to him, but I'm kind of lazy recently. ^^;;;;;; One day...

And on another note.... Happy Birthday to some very dear friends of mine!! Wally, Eda, and Nana-chan ♥ I hope your birthdays are/were great!!
Chazagichazagi on January 4th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
Good job with the healthy eating and being active! I really admire people who really get it going because I never get far with it >.< I start it but it doesn't take long when it one way or another just gets forgotten. Mou. A week ago or so I decided to try to eat more fruit. Sure I do eat more of them, but what about other food? Man, am I missing self-control. I guess I really need to learn to eat before I get too weak ^^'''

Me blabbering again xD