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.. Finally decided ending the long hibernation f(^^

For the last 2 years, I’d been sending nengyajo – postcard for friends in Japan and outside Japan. I prepared buying, hand writing like somewhere in November, but this year I haven’t even bought single postcard, I am afraid I spent time buying lil presents for friends, baking and attended some company and pre-christmas events.
As it seems like i’m not able to keep my two consecutive years tradition sending the postcard this year, I’d like to wish you my warmest advanced warm Merry Christmas and Happy New Year greeting. Wish you many many more for the upcoming 2011. I know it’ll be exciting for all of us.. 🙂

We had a Terry Fox running,  it’s a Running for Hope volunteer-led event which the raised fund goes to the cancer research. I personally view it’s a run family or friend time for good cause. Not only for health reason, but also for charity. 😉
The participation fee is the donation of at least 3,000 yen with the targeted participants as many as 1,000 people. This is an annual event held by the support of Canadian embassy and Four Season Hotel. And the running itself takes place in Imperial Palace, giving the option of 5km or 10km run. Not all the employees ran. almost half enjoyed good walk, the other half participated the 5km run, and a few completed the 10 km run. Unfortunately I only managed to run a 5km course, stamina’s dropped due to no endurance training since winter.

Terry Fox - Run for Hope

Start line for 10km run

At the end of the run, each participant was given a bag of banana, apple, ham bread sausage, energy drink. They also provided salmon snack and yaki onigiri – grilled rice ball for free.

Energy Drinks & Mineral Water

Yaki Onigiri - Grilled Rice Ball

The interesting parts are also that they gave out the participation certificate with the name of participant on it. And also there’s lucky draw, we’ve got piles of numbers.. And guess what I got? I got 3 coupons and I got 2 prizes out of those three. It’s a cute winter cap and also a Dr Ci LaBo BB Perfect Light Cream which costs like 4,200 yen. Lucky! The first prize is Four Season Hotel stay.

Certificate of Participation

Winter Cap & Dr.Ci:Labo BB Cream

The other company event is the annual year-end event, a Christmas dining which requires us to dress up to the theme decided. This is my first year experience, and the theme was dream job. I’m wondering what I should wear, the simple one which needs no money is to dress up as Balinese dancer as I already have the whole set costume, but it’s winter and I don’t think it’s a good idea to dress up having the full course dining with the summer-like costume. LOL. The other thing that I could think of is ballerina, but I don’t want it to become like an adorable wow beautiful ballerina that I could get compliments during the party. I wanted something different, so kept on browsing the online shops until
stuck on one interesting costume. I requested Arman for help if he could order and send it to Japan since the shops I stumbled that time provided no delivery to Japan. The unfortunate thing is also that it’s so closed to the Halloween when almost all the costumes were sold out. Finally I got one from Amazon UK, it costs me like 2K yen+ but the delivery cost is like 4k yen+, phew! f(^^
And are you ready to see how I looked like in the party? The most embarrasing costume among the ladies.

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And the day for the ballet performance came, we went to the Italian Cultural Institute of Tokyo.
It rained heavily too, ah.. the rainy season already come. -_-;

The place was good, the performance Yuki Onna was impressive.
As for the gospel ballet, not really enjoyed it. I found out that the teacher taught in the ballet class also performed that day. She’s 高瀬瑶子 Yoko Takase

At the end of the performance, we took the pictures with the dancers on the stage….. So happy, he he..

Just impressed the slim dancers and envy their shape, the three girls then went to Shibuya for a 90-minutes keeki-tabehoudai (cake/dessert buffet). haha..
The buffet restaurant name is Sweet Paradise.

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There’s a “Gospel Ballet” and “Yuki Onna” performance by ABC

It’s the charity concert in cooperation with all African Embassies in Tokyo to raise money for African kids, so that they can replace dangerous kerosene lamps with solar lamps.

Day/Date: Saturday /May 10, 2008
Time : 14.00-15.30 / 17.00-18.30
Place : Italian Cultural Institute of Tokyo, Kudanshita

Entrance : 3,000 yen

There is an African food buffet and kids are welcomed!
So, if you’re interested, please book your schedule on that day. 🙂
For reservation, please call 03-3723-4006/7.

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Have you ever kept your un-realized childhood dream and now it’s about to get back those dreams? I had some :  carrying trophies generally and being a ballet dancer specifically. 🙂

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