Alrighty~ Time to get the Christmas post out. I was THOROUGHLY spoiled! Like crazy!
So, first of all, we held a small Christmas Eve gathering at the pub. I'd call it a party, but it was more of us all just sitting around, chatting and passively playing a game. The teachers and WH staff got in on a Secret Santa exchange, so we were all chilling and waiting for everyone to show up. The game we played was noise charades. Basically, you make noise for the clue, instead of acting. So, you might pretend to make heart monitor beeps for a hospital. It was really funny listening to Jack and Sam. Lol. Those two are hilarious. But, eventually we decided to get exchanging. I had Gayner, and I bought her a few practical things. (Alarm clock, tupperware and pocky.) And guess who had me? Yep. David. And you wanna know what he bought me?
Yes. David gave me a Nintendo 3DS! The 3DS he won during Bingo at the party in Aizu! I was floored to say the least. It's amazing, I might add. It's all in Nihongo-speak, but that gives me even more incentive to learn Japanese quickly. We all had a good time exchanging, but too soon it was gtime to boogaloo back home and go to bed. Almost all of us had placed our Christmas gifts under the tree at this point, so I snapped a photo. It looked awesome.
Well, we could only stay in pub for so long. Sam had to go do some skyping and Sara, Lauren and I really wanted tea, dammit. So, we walked over to the tea house and found it almost empty. The rush had died. Thank god. Did I mention there was like 15 feet of snow outside?
So, when tea room closed, I went to reception to visit Angel. She was all alone at the desk. I took a few photos on the way. It snowed all day! Sooo much snow! We definitely had a white Christmas! It was nuts!
And why yes, I did a have a gift wrapped in a McDonald's bag. Lol. Brad ran out of wrapping paper and had to get creative. I actually made out really well! Brad gave us each a bowl and some candy, Gayner gave me gloves and candy, Keira knitted me a scarf, Tonya got me a pretty headband, Mike gave me a Coke glass and some pencils and Talia (who was in Tokyo until the next day) gave me a really pretty white dress. And Suzi gave me the best gift ever.
It was an awesome day. I missed mum, though! And dad! But, I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas, too! Angel and I will be going to Utsunomiya tomorrow for lucky bag shopping,. Wooo~ I already ordered my bags online, but Angel wants to buy them from the actual shop. So, off we go!