December 28th, 2007

Boukyaku no Senritsu: Kurofune's Melody

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I went for Christmas dinner with kuroe and we were able to have all-you-can-eat turkey. It's a little difficult to get in Tokyo!

However, because it was an American restaurant in Japan, it had a lot of strange dishes alongside the turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, turnips and brussel sprouts... We also ate ebi-fry, couscous, pakora, fresh mozzarella/tomato and fried aubergines.

I've been thinking about New Year Resolutions and I also saw this forum promoted in a post from the Nanowrimo organisers.

Well, I was going to try some pretty major things anyway. :)

1) Get better at Japanese.
2) Learn to recognise words in Russian apart from Weiss Kreuz names. In other words, master the writing system at the very least.
3) Get an agent and/or publishing contract. Or a short story published. SOMETHING!
4) Learn origami. A teacher at an elementary school gave me a pack of origami paper and it just so happened to have instructions in it. I was thrilled with what I was able to do, even though my duck looked like a swan and my crow looked like a penguin.
5) Travel to an Asian country.
6) Go to an onsen in Hakone.
7) Go to the gym regularly.

...No particular order, by the way.

More from Koyasu Takehito-sama!

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I see a lot of talk around this time of year, when the Christmas fics come out, about how each one is culturally misinformed and "the Japanese just don't celebrate Christmas". This isn't really true, so I decided to make a short list of the things that you might expect to be different, but aren't and vice versa.

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Anyway, next time you see a WK fic where Weiss actually celebrate Christmas, maybe remember it isn't too strange. ;)

...Maybe I should post this somewhere? It seems kind of useful, maybe.