1/1/2008 Waiting for the First Sunrise of the Year...
The ocean was unbelievably calm that morning. The world was so quiet and serene. And ...
It was so darn cold!! :O
And Look!! The sunrise.
Unfortunately, I couldn't take a photo with my camera when the sun finally greeted us like this. There was something wrong with the SD card. I asked my sister to give me one of her photos that she took with her cell phone camera, and this is the one she sent me. Impressive, isn't it?
To be perfectly honest, our family did not have much luck at the start of 2008. My younger sister, her two kids and husband got stomach flu (I think that's what it was) one after another. Each member of our "cooking troop" messed up at least one food in our osechi feast. The ebifurai (breaded and deep-fried shrimp) my sis made was not salty enough, and the kazunoko (herring roe) I prepared was a bit too salty. And mom forgot to soak thin strips of kelp overnight so they were not soft enough in her zoni soup. :P
But still, we all enjoyed New Year's food and good chat together.
You know, the good thing about not making a brilliant start is that things can only get better after that. Right? ;)
After all, it was another peaceful and cheerful New Year's holiday. And I'm ready for a brand new start.
(Need a new daytime job!!)
* For those who are interested in my previous posts on our New Year's Day traditions:
- NYD 2005
- NYD 2006
- NYD 2007