New Year's Eve

I wonder if I should change the name of my categories….

For the moment, "at Home" means in Vancouver, while "in Japan" is just that. However, as more time passes, I find that Japan feels just like home. So many things here are familiar to me, and I've even been accepted into Reiko's family. How could I think of the place I stay in Vancouver as a home when I'm the only one that lives there?

Well, perhaps this is just another sign that I'll really enjoy all the time I'll spend in Japan over the next few years. This is, after all, where I plan on spending most of my adult life.

Today (being New Year's Eve in Japan) Reiko and I spent some time at her home preparing some foods for the family dinner we'll be having January 1. Reiko and I baked a great cake with lots of cream and some fruit. It looks soooo good, and hopefully the rest of the family will think so as well. There's quite a bit of cream on that cake, so it's almost like it was made in Canada :P

Afterwards we looked at some of Reiko's photobooks. It's pretty amazing how little I know about her past, considering how we've spoken so much about so many different things. This is, of course, a positive thing as it means that there will be many things that we can learn about each other over the next few years. She was very attractive from a young age … I don't know how I was lucky enough to find her.

Of course, I'm not complaining in the least.

I should go. We're right now watching some New Year's shows and afterwards we'll do the countdown. This is one of the first times I've ever stayed awake to midnight on New Year's, and I'm sure it will always be one of the best.

See you next year!