I’ve been on vacation for the last week. New Years is a really busy time in Japan and is relatable to the way we celebrate Christmas.
Christmas in Japan is a lovers holiday… Usually you spend it with a special someone. (PSA – Me and Parker are NOT dating. You’ll see him a lot, but we’re work BFFs, there’s no attraction there, hah.)
New Years is the big family holiday. Everyone returns to their hometown and spends it with their families. They eat a lot of special food and visit shrines to wish for good luck in the new year on New Year’s day. Parker, our friend and I all went to Tenjin on New Year’s day just to check it out and it was dead. We went the next day as well, and there were so many people I thought I was back in Osaka. It was insane.
Other than a couple days of shopping (IKEA and Canal City in Hakata) we haven’t done much of anything. Christmas day was when I received my first full paycheck, so we couldn’t really plan anything for the holidays because I had no money. Our friend came up from Nagasaki, which was nice, and we relaxed a lot.
Which brings me to what I’ve done: watch Korean dramas. I’m not ashamed of my love for Korean dramas. It’s the only reason I have a HuluPlus membership. I also got all caught up on Grey’s Anatomy and Glee finally as well. I took a break from my current drama to write this. I’m thinking of doing a Top 5 things I love/hate about Korean dramas.
I’m an expert, if you didn’t know, hah. I’ve seen over 15 different Korean dramas at this point… some have been period pieces, some have had a lot of flower boys and a couple have had really masculine male leads. I like a little bit of everything. Currently I’m watching Secret Garden and I’m really enjoying it so far. We’ll see what happens… I might finish it tonight. We’ll see. ^^