Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas for ME!!!!

Had myself a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fed Okaasan lunch, ordered in sushi for her dinner. She didn't go out...I think.
Minimum duties done.

and then.

Opened presents round the rubber plant tree in my pyjamas with Heather.
Drank chai.
Watched the Muppet Christmas Carol (in Japanese) on TV.
Watched Love Actually director's documentary and extras.
Ate chocolate Christmas cake for lunch.
Got all dressed up.
Had my hair cut.
Met the ladies downtown...for....
Cocktails in a bar.
HUGE Hokkaido course dinner in a private room at Aburiya.
Wonderful adult conversations about Life and the Universe.
Saw the winter lights of Odori Park.
Walked 3 blocks in the freeeeezing cold to Big Echo karaoke.
Sang ourselves stupid.
Taxi home at 2 am.
Managed to resist the Fruit and Nut mammoth bar of chocolate under the rubber plant.

Forgot all this year's stuff: feeding an old lady, knee, hospitals, melon monsters, funerals, house clearing......

Had myself a Very Merry Christmas.

But now in gently recovery and moving away from the computer.
Nearer the chocolate bar.

I just went downstairs to get toast and Marmite for breakfast.
Okaasan shuffled out of the toilet and said good morning.
"Amanda-san...neh...I forgot to give you this. I found it. There wasn't a Christmas tree, so I didn't know where to put it. I just found it. This is for you....I'm sorry it's late, and there was no Christmas tree, so I didn't give it to you.....I just found it."

I think I select Love Actually director Richard Curtis to make the movie of Okaasan and Me.
This scene in the kitchen, with Okaasan and I both in our pajamas on the morning after Christmas.
And a bag of whiskey-filled chocolates.
Ohhhhhhh!!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!!
I feel quite teary. And I'm IN the scene.

Thankyou Okaasan.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds wonderful! Merry Christmas to you and your family!