Monday 26 December 2011


Well, I am now officially on winter hols, it's been a long year work-wise, I took no public holidays and the bare minimum time off, and I've got the financial rewards, but am totally exhausted what with work, small child and even more childish husband, I'm fucked!

Of course the time Ryota is off will not really be a holiday, as he will no doubt go into Oosouji nazi mode and have us all cleaning every square inch of the house. I HATE doing it but am actually glad he kicks my bum into gear because I would never do it on my own and feel so much better when it's all finished.

Ash got totally spoiled for Christmas, but that's what Christmas is for afterall, I had a horrible Christmas eve which had me crying in a supermartket (more on that later) but after a tiring Christmas morning doing the school party, I ended up having a lovely roast dinner at Sassymoo's house with friends and great food, so not so bad afterall!

Ryota didn't get me a present, then predictably blamed me for not telling him what I wanted, but what else is new.

I missed my family but am hoping to make the trek home next year so I don't have to endure another Japanese Christmas.

Am kind of looking forward to the quiet New Year in Japan, eating, sleeping and organising the house for the new baby is all that's really on the agenda.

Well, that was my disconnected thought post for today! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas whether here in Japan or wherever you are.  Here's hoping that 2012 brings us all the things we wish for!


  1. Merry Christmas from Sabah, Malaysia ^_^

  2. merry christmas and happy new year!

  3. Merry Christmas! And a happy New Year!

  4. Yay for your holidays!
    I'm off to work tomorrow then. Meh.

  5. "Oosouji nazi"

    If you ignore the meanings of the words, that actually sounds quite nice. Sort of squashy. There's a range of children's toys to be had there, either way.

    I think stressing out in a supermarket on christmas eve is actually part of the traditional holiday experience now, so nice to know you're managing to keep some aspects of it alive over here.

    Have a good holiday and a great 2012.

  6. Happy holidays. Hope you get a well deserved break and don't have to spend the whole week cleaning up after two children.

  7. No present from Ryota? Was he expecting a hane written list on scented paper? You get to go shopping for one in the holiday, right? Have a wonderful New Year, relax and take care.

  8. Happy New Year, I think you've done well this year. No grog sucks, but you can substitute grog for chocolate perhaps?

    Hope you can get some rest and be ready to kick hubby's arse into gear in 2012.

    Have a good one!

  9. I ran for the hills this Christmas lol, back home. It's been great to see my family again, buuut at the same time it reminded me why I decided to leave in the first place.

    That's sad your husband didn't get you a present, I thought Christmas was supposed to be a romantic holiday in Japan. What did you end up getting him? Nothing too expensive I hope lol.

  10. My boyfriend ALSO wants me to just tell him what I want for Christmas and birthdays. I used to think that he should be able to somehow "know" what I will want, and blow me away with something amazing... but the reality is that most men are either not willing or able to do this, so I don't expect him to anymore lol. So I just tell him what I want now, and he gets it for me :)