Friday, January 02, 2009

Here's To A New Year!!

Jan. 1st, 2009, 5:40 am @ the nearest shrine

As I had mentioned, I had to work on January 1st, 2009. But I didn't want to start the day just like any other day -- I needed something special to celebrate the start of the new year! So I woke up 10 minutes earlier than usual, and, on my way to work, went to the nearest shrine to wish a good luck for the new year. This is the paper fortune I got then, and it said "Best Luck." Yay! Great start, isn't it? I tied it to a branch there so that the wishes will come true.

It was a terribly busy day at work on the 1st, but today (Jan. 2nd) I have the whole day off. I'm going to do a lot of things to celebrate New Year's day and take photos and share them with you later. ;)

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year, Obachan :) Wishing you all the best!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy New Year and all the very best for 2009!

Cheers,

Rosa

FooDcrazEE said...

Happy New Year and may u and ur family be blessed with good health . . .oh ! and your readers too

Natalia said...

Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu! I just discovered your blog yesterday (though I can't remember what I was searching for now). Anyway, I'm happy that I landed here. What's the secret to your amazing photos? The food just jumps off the page. Best regards from Canada.

K and S said...

Happy New Year Obachan, all the best to you for 2009!

Cara said...

See! "Best Luck"! Told you, after all the misfortune something really good will be coming to you - and now the shrine confirms it.
Have a very happy new year!

Great Stone Face said...

Happy New Year, Obachan! I wish you all the best in the coming year.

My wife, two of our sons, and I celebrated the New Year together on Jan. 2nd at "Blue Ocean" in Fairfax, VA, USA, by having ice-cream-filled mochi. (I had a nice hot bowl of seafood soba first.)

obachan said...

Jennifer
Thanks Jennifer. I wish you the same.

Rosa
I really appreciate your constant visits and supportive comments. Always. You're an amazing woman and your site will be my source of inspiration in 2009, too.

FooDcrazEE
It's nice of you to care about the readers as well. ;)
Have a great year.

Natalia
Oh, thanks for the Japanese greeting.
Hope you keep enjoying this site in 2009. Kotoshimo yoroshiku onegai shimasu.

K & S
Thanks, Kat. Knowing that you're always there in Minoo makes me feel supported. Honestly.
Wish you a wonderful year.

Cara
That's true! Must be the most reliable confirmation. ;)
Wish you best luck in 2009.

Great Stone Face
Mmmmm... Such a tempting way to celebrate the New Year. I wish we have a place over here that serves ice-cream filled mochi and soba together.
All the best to you and yours. :)

obachan said...

Jennifer
Thanks Jennifer. I wish you the same.

Rosa
I really appreciate your constant visits and supportive comments. Always. You're an amazing woman and your site will be my source of inspiration in 2009, too.

FooDcrazEE
It's nice of you to care about the readers as well. ;)
Have a great year.

Natalia
Oh, thanks for the Japanese greeting.
Hope you keep enjoying this site in 2009. Kotoshimo yoroshiku onegai shimasu.

K & S
Thanks, Kat. Knowing that you're always there in Minoo makes me feel supported. Honestly.
Wish you a wonderful year.

Cara
That's true! Must be the most reliable confirmation. ;)
Wish you best luck in 2009.

Great Stone Face
Mmmmm... Such a tempting way to celebrate the New Year. I wish we have a place over here that serves ice-cream filled mochi and soba together.
All the best to you and yours. :)