New Year's Eve in Japan
Today, the last day of 2009, we didn't get up to much. It was really cold and windy outside but I wanted to get some exercise so I made K come with me to the big park in our town. Today we went to a different area that we had never been before. We ended up in the kids play area. Little did we know that our local park has some seriously dangerous stuff to play on. So dangerous in fact that it has been roped off so to, er, discourage people from using it. Which I think is not very likely since even I felt like I wanted to play on it.
The first one is some kind chains that I think you stand on and then try to swing from one to the next. It looks like something that belongs in SASUKE (which is on TV tomorrow BTW), rather than a playground. The sign says: DANGER! Do not enter.
The second piece of deadly playground equipment was this slide.
The numskull who decided to put a slide near the edge of a very very steep hill should seriously lose their job. If you came off that slide at any speed you would probably break your neck as you rolled down the 100metres or so to the bottom, good luck getting back up again. Unfortunately it is a little difficult to see exactly how dangerous it is in this picture, you will just have to take my word for it.
I wasn't aware of it but today is ALSO a day to have some flash food, not just tomorrow. K alerted me to this this evening when I served him a curry that had NO MEAT in it.!
We then realised that we have had one of THE least expensive days ever today.
Going to the park FREE
BFast, Lunch and Dinner were all leftovery type meals including rice and fruit we got from K's family.
Tonight we are going to top off our "budget day" by reheating last night's bath water for a bath tonight - thats a bit of a luxury for us though anyway, taking a bath - after we have reheated the water tonight it will be used in the washing machine tomorrow, thus completing the cycle of setsuyaku (being economical).
Tonight is a BIG TV NIGHT in Japan.
We have the national broadcaster NHK with their annual singing competition. The women's team vs the mens team. I watched it last year for the 1st time ever and was amazed at some of the talentless people who were aloud to sing....
My DH prefers to spend New Year's Eve watching people beat the crap out of each other in the K1 fighting. So I am blogging instead. We have found out that Susanne Boyle is going to be on about 9pm so K has agreed to let me watch NHK then.
So Happy New Year Everyone, See you in 2010