Akeome, Kotoyoro

In Japanese, they say “Akemashite Omedetougozaimasu Kotoshi mo Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu” for Happy New Year. Yes, it is quite a mouthful. Young people in the country think so, too. So they take the beginning sounds (which I have helpfully bolded for your benefit. I’m nice that way) of the main words and just say that. It’s kind of a verbal X-mas instead of Christmas. So, anyway, Happy New Year!

This year is the year of the boar. In China, they call it the pig, but I’m in JP, so it’s a boar. Horns and everything.

My daughter drew the best New Year’s card. I share it with you here, as I wish you the best in 2019. I have a feeling that it’s going to be a good one.


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