Christmas Eve – Sort of

Katya is Orthodox, whose Christmas is January 7th, and I am not Christian.  Besides, today is not a holiday in Japan.

It was (officially) the last day before the holidays in our institute, so all the members, professors, researchers, students, and office workers, cleaned rooms, buildings, yards, parking lots, and so on.  This is the common way of ending a year in offices in Japan after the Year-End party.

For dinner, Katya made Borscht. She used Sauerkraut for the first time in Japan.

Katya did not care about Borscht, but she said she felt like making it on a winter day like today.

My colleague brought us a typical Hawaiian souvenir coming back from the conference.

We had some cakes.

So everyone, Merry Christmas.

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2 Responses to Christmas Eve – Sort of

  1. AdelaideBen says:

    Merry Christmas… kurisumasu omedetou and С Рождеством! (sorry if Google translate failed). Soinds like you’ve a nice quiet Christmas together. Hope you have a warm day – though possibly cold, snuggly weather would also be good. Christmas is the day for romance in Japan…

    T-chan, L-kun and I have been busily getting ready (and cooking tonight). Tomorrow we’re off to be with my family. Still, a fairly quiet (but enjoyable) day for us. It’s nearly 1am here now… I wonder how early L-kun will wake up tomorrow? WE’ve still got a mountain to wrap!

    Have a good one.

  2. Muravej says:

    Merry Christmas, again, Ben. It is 9 AM and I am working a bit.
    It was a quiet and good Christmas Eve. We do not complain.

    Katya, me, and Maya-san will see my parents today, too, and then go skiing! Probably it will be fancier inside the hotel. We are planning to have good Chinese, too.

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