Happy new year, everyone! Lets work together and make this year awesome! [●´・ω・]人[・ω・｀○]
So, when we last left our heroes, there was an earthquake and a wedding anniversary. Man, December has just flown by! It was a pretty good month for us! To start, I got a small Christmas present from my friend Chris in Scotland. He sent me some chocolates and some awesome soap. Orange Ginger. It smells amazing~ *___*
At the beginning of the month, David and I decided to see a bunch of movies. So, we saw Skyfall in the last entry and since then we saw the Hobbit and Les Mis! The Hobbit was awesome! I was asked to meet David after work, so I went and grabbed a drink at Starbucks, pulled out my book and waited. The staff there are really sweet, even though we can't communicate very much. Always smiling and trying to use their English. And they always put smiley faces on my cups now!
So, after work, David walked over to the Bux and we decided to grab drinks for the movie. I picked out White Pepsi. Yep, WHITE Pepsi. No dad, I don't think you'd like it. It's みかん flavoured. I.e. Tangerine flavoured. It wasn't bad, but I don't think I'd go out of my wait to consume copious amounts.
So, we both really liked the Hobbit. We watched the 3d version. It had Japanese subs, but the movie was in English. Awesome. We went opening night and there were quite a few foreigners in attendance! I was expecting another Skyfall experience, but nope. Easily like 15 of us in the audience. When we left the theatre, we noticed posters for the new Dragon Ball Z movie that's coming out this year. I took some photos and we had a good laugh, pondering what TeamFourStar will do with it. And we also laughed at Krillin and his newly grown hair. Ahahaha.
We also decided to skip over to the Sega World near us to see if there were any new and good things out. And I found a cute Hatsune Miku figure. I usually don't play UFO catchers much anymore, because I have really bad luck nowadays. But, I threw 100yen in and gave it a bash. And I won! LUCKY~~~
So, towards the middle of the month, I went out with some girlfriends. They came up from Fukushima to see the lights in Sendai. They were just as pretty as they were earlier in the month and it was a fun time. We also checked out the candle festival going on nearby. It reminded me of the festival I went to last year in Aizu. They also had a small lights display. And man, it was saaaaaad. So, for those who aren't from my hometown, every year we do a big lights display in the park. And it's been going downhill recently, but it's tradition, you know? I always make a point of trying to go. And maaan, Sendai's was just so sad looking. They had an old train near the entrance with like 2 strings of lights and a big smiley face light thing on the side. It only covered half of the train. And the 4 displays they had were small and sparse. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
On the 21st, we went to see Les Mis. David worked that day in a different area, so he again asked me to meet him at the Bux. So, again, I went and grabbed a drink and I got a snack, too. I changed my order to something different recently, and the baristas there already memorized it! I was super impressed! And they make the worlds most perfect chai. (Well, aside from my own, of course.)
I also decided to get slightly dressed up, since it was a date~ It's hard to take a picture of yourself, you know? Or at least, I think it is. I always have such dumb looks on my face when I do.
Also, I've been getting into drinking tea more as of late. Like, when I grab a drink at a conbini, I always get tea, now. So, I noticed there was a cute bottle with Mickey and Minnie on it, so I thought why now? Turns out, it was pretty good. Yumyum~
Les Mis was a good movie. I probably won't buy it, but I'm glad we went and saw it. David wasn't a fan of it~ Oh well. So, we haven't gotten much snow here in Natori. Kinda sad~ But, on the 23rd, 24th and 25th we got a lot of snow at night. It was kinda sweet~ Walking home at 9pm in the snow. Like, Canada type snow, too. Well, kinda, Not the pretty glittery snow, but the clumpy covering the ground quickly snow. We'd get home and we'd look like snow people. It was hilarious. I wish I had taken photos, but I didn't wanna get my iPod wet. Sorry guys~
I pre-ordered a CD from amazon.jp last month. The person who created the Synchronicity series was finally going to release Part 3 and Angel and I have been waiting for this for about 3 years. No lie. I was so excited, that I preordered. Yeah. Anywho~ The preorder came with goodies, which was pretty cool. I got a random mousepad and a phone charm. The CD was great and part 3 was totally worth the wait. Although, the ending made me cry.
On Christmas Eve we went out. We originally had plans to buy KFC for dinner and get a Christmas cake, too. But, we didn't end up doing that. We ended up going into Sendai for the evening. David worked on Christmas day, so we celebrated that day instead. So, we walked about in Sendai and then on our way home, we bought Christmas cake. It came with a free bowl, which was pretty cool.
After dinner, David pulled out a gift for me! We exchanged gifts the day before, so I was floored when he pulled this out. I had bought David some Warhammer and a Gundam for Christmas. He bought me a few pieces of clothing, including a really pretty skirt. But, this was my favourite Christmas gift. He bought me... a HAIRDRYER! YAY! I've needed one of these since I came to Japan. And it's white and pink! And it works like a dream. Awesome!