Monday, January 05, 2004

happy new year!

Wey-hey, what a great holiday! Dave, Michiko and family came down to stay for a while. Great times were had, many photos were taken, much video footage was recorded, copious quantities of beverages were consumed and fun was had by all.

Many special thanks to all who sent messages and gifts to us! We've sent over some cards and photo's and stuff, which will be arriving soon. A little late for christmas, but anyway. We bought a new printer, so photo's may, or may not arrive more frequently from now. I'm still working on convincing Misaki of the importance of upgrading our video card to a model which includes firewire so we can edit some of our video archives and send some of that over too.

So, how was new year's eve in the rest of the world? Dave and I were graciously allowed to rock into Osaka for a few hours which we spent at a friends place enjoying good food and good company before missioning back to Sanda in an attempt to ring in the new year with the family. Well, just like the best laid plans of mice and men... we arrived in Sanda just in time to hear the temple bells sounding the arrival of 2004, after terrorising the unfortunate occupants of the train we took home for half an hour or so with our raucus and jubilant celebrations. We were a little dissapointed by being unable to purchase any fireworks for the occasion, but it was a good night all said and done.

So, I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone some time this year. Stay in touch. I've found a free web host, so should be able to get some gfx on this page soon. Meantime, enjoy the festive season and have a happy new year!

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