Christmas (A few weeks late!)

January 12, 2011

KEY WORDS: still adv. まだ,  able to ~できる,  especially  adv. 特に,  actually adv. 実は,

 dressed as ~に変装した, stick v.つける, reindeer n.トナカイ, service  n. サービス、礼拝,

show v. 見せる ,  personal adj. 自分の, go well  うまくいく, too (adj.)~ to ~(v.) ~すぎて~できない,

quite adv. かなり,

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Hello. How is everyone?

It’s so cold this time of year. I always start dreaming about the warm, beautiful days of Spring after Christmas…

Can you remember spring?!

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Anyway, it’s still winter and we haven’t told you about our Christmas yet. So, let’s start with our Adult Students’ Party.

*To everyone who was able to have lunch with us at the Italian restaurantlogo :

Thank you for joining us!

The food, especially the pizza, was very good.

We played a game of BINGO and enjoyed 9 kinds of dessert. Actually, the dessert plate looks a little like BINGO!

But the staff did not want us to stay past 1:00, so we had to eat and leave quickly!

Here is Piccollo Mondo Yamada’s website: http://pyamada.jp/

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The Kid’s party was also a lot of fun.

We dressed as Santa and Mrs. Santa.

  

We made a lot of sugar cookies and then decorated them with the children.

 

After that, we played games outside in the park by our house. One game used a red paper nose that you stick to your face.

We looked like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

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And of course, at my church here in Muko city, there was a special Christmas service. (IGM Church 日本語 http://www15.ocn.ne.jp/~igmwings/)

I made a slide show with photographs of the church, inside and outside.

The church is simple, not really a “beautiful” building. But the pictures show the members personal connection with the church.

We played the slide show and perfromed live music over it. I played bass guitar. 

I think it went well!

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The slide show is about 10 minutes. If you would like to watch, in Japanese, please click here. *Christmas Slide Show*

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We finished our Christmas by staying home and relaxing.

We were too tired to cook so we ordered pizza. (We ate a lot of pizza in December…)

I showed this picture to my friends and family in America and they really liked it. I think they were surprised that he looks so happy to be Rudolph, delivering pizza on a cold Christmas night! I think American pizza delivery boys would NOT look quite so happy…

 

Thanks for reading!

– Andrew and Kahoru

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