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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

Happy New Year everyone!
This year I had experienced FIRST actions, one is to went to temple near by to the tolling of temple bells 108 times beginning a little before midnight on New Year's Eve.
And after that I went to shrine to pay the first visit of this year.
Temple? Shrine? We celebrated Christmas just a week ago, then Temple? Shrine?
Exact a mixed culture we have!

あけましておめでとうございます。
今年は、今までに出来なかったことに年始からチャレンジできました。
といっても、除夜の鐘つき、午前0時の初詣です。寒いのは昔から大の苦手・・・
これが今まで三十数年生きてきて初めてのこととは。
お寺に鐘をつきに行って、その足で神社に初詣?って、考えると何だかよく分からなくなってきましたが、これが日本の文化ですものね、クリスマスも楽しんだし。


I didn't like to take photos at shrine at night, so I took this photo this morning.
Midnight of today we had to let my son sleep soon, so didn't do anything, but there were free Japanese noodles at shrine and also was sold lucky charms, etc...

ちょっと夜中の神社は写真に撮りたくなかったので(何となく怖いものが写りそうで・・・)、今朝もう一度息子と行った時に撮りました。



Where my son gather every morning with other students had changed like this above.

いつもの登校班の集合場所も、こんな風に様変わり。


So this morning when we went again, we drew written fortune.
And we both drew predicted "Very good luck (Daikichi)"!!

夜中に行った時には、お賽銭のお金しか持っていなかったので、今朝になっておみくじを引いてみましたら、なんと!私も息子も「大吉」が出ました!
みんな「大吉」が出るようになってるんじゃ??と思のですが、「あぁ、小吉やぁ~」という声も聞こえてきたので、今年はなんだか幸先が良さそう!


Every year I can't decide I draw or not because would be so negative if I drew very bad luck, but this year it didn't matter even if the bad luck appeared, because I know I already have intractable disease.
But "Very good luck" has appeared, so we are happy to have hope in this year.

毎年、おみくじを引くかどうかは迷います。だって年始に「凶」とか出たらテンション下がるし・・・
でも、今年は難病だったと判ったし、「凶」が出ても納得!と思って何も思わず引けました(笑←単純)。
でも、「大吉」とは・・・ 気持ちだけでも希望を持てそうです!


Tass my son also drew "Very good luck" as I wrote, and he has good luck many times at games they did at my home!
I will let him do the drawing of lots!!
An above photo is a scene that I was tying draw written fortune to a rope placed between tree and tree (photo was taken by Tass).

おみくじを結んでいる写真を息子が撮ってくれました。
「ママの顔は撮さないでね。」というと、ちゃんとこんな写真を撮ってくれます!
くじ運のない息子が、今年は年始から「大吉」を引き、いとこ同士のゲームでも一人勝ち!
今年は、まずガラポン抽選から息子にお願いしてみようかな!




 




Here are some photos of Cocoa.
Today Cocoa took off her clothes, it suddenly looked like she is naked, ;p

ココアの服を今朝脱がせてみたら、何だか今までの普通の姿がまるで素っ裸の様で、変な感じがしました。
一回服を着せてしまうと、こんな風に感じるのね。


My niece was always cuddling Cocoa when she has free time!
It was first met for them and Cocoa and they all loved her so much.

兄家族は、犬嫌いの義姉を除きみんなココアを気に入ってくれた様子。
特に姪っ子は暇さえあればココアを抱っこ。
凄く可愛くてたまらなかったみたいです!


Cocoa seemed very happy to be cuddled all the time.
But now sleeping tight, may be she is a bit tired?

ココアも上機嫌でお利口にしていましたが、余りに長時間抱かれていたのでちょっと疲れたのかな?今はぐっすり眠ってます。


We had very lovely time together, and hope this year will be a great year for everyone!
Thank you for your New Years greetings!

元旦はこんな感じで楽しく過ごせました!
皆様もどうぞ素敵なお正月をお過ごしください。

Thanks for your visit and a Happy New Year to you all!
Bye for now,

では、また・・・

 

8 comments:

Vickie said...

A Blessed, Happy New Year to all of you!

Kathleen said...

Your photographs a lovely thank you for sharing. Wishing you a happy New Year.

Nancy said...

I enjoyed your pictures Yuko, and I'm happy you drew a fortune of good luck! Cocoa is so cute!

Pilar said...

Happy New Year for you and your family.
Kisses from Spain,
Pilar

Karoline said...

Happy new year to you all

VALIE said...

Wishing you all the best for 2013, despite your unfavourable condition.

Beáta said...

News about Cocoa?

Michele said...

I have a friend in S Florida who goes to Temple so I know of what you speak. HAPPY NEW YEAR, I hope it is turning out wonderful...with peace, happiness and fulfillment.