Wednesday, 17 December 2008

And so the story goes

More food finds, Mikan (Mandarin Oranges) Pockey. I dont look out for it because I always find the biscuit tastes overwhelming. But this was actually pretty good.

Cookies Kit kat. Nothing special I think, but since I already started the kit kat thing; it is only right to continue.

And after all the eating, drink some healthy tea. It is suppose to be known to get rid of the oil, fats from the body. Not too sure how true is it. Im planning to bring it back, but right now, I am hoping there is some weight allowance left.

Forgetting the Year Party

忘年会 literally translate to a party to forget the year, put the past behind and is a just another chance to drink. WOO HOOO!!!!

Usually it is just normal drinking but somehow the end of the year and xmas brings about a whole new level. The big boss suggested indirectly to do something special, especially for the people who are for less then 5 years. Which also basically means DO IT!

So we had to gather at the last minute after work to discuss about it. Due to the lack of time, we ended up........................................

Being Santa!

I am not sexual harassing anyone, that female santa is actually a guy. We played scissors paper stone to decide the lucky few. hahaha!

They even POMPOM him with the shiny sparkling dots.

Here are my mentors.

The guy 2nd from the left is my Boss.

We played Bingo and of course the best dressed does the turning.

Few more "winners"

The newbies in the department.
The guy in the cape is some Xmas character...I think.

Oh all people..

Of all people, they got me to do a write up for the employment page which is made for the Japanese, not the global people. I had to write in simple english and then translate it to Japanese.

Click here to laugh. Cause I SURE DID!!!!

Oh by the way, my workspace has changed from the above link. Check it out.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Snowboarding at Gunma

My 2nd time Snowboarding at Kawaba in Gunma. My friend, Jet, planned everything for the new batch of employees. I had to wake up really early, took the 4.45am train to reach Shinjuku to catch the bus. But it is ALL WORTH IT. Snowboarding rocks.

The season has not actually started, but man made snow with random snow make it possible to snowboard. And the new boarders dont know the difference. (Only after they fall, hurhurhur)

The saddest part of this trip is.....I LOST MY BEANIE. It took me a long time (and cost quite a lot) for that beanie. Two layers with purple lining. Sigh....

I am actually improving, looking a little cooler. If I have cash, I will definately get my own set. I think it costs about 100000 yen though.

I found this really old school poster.

We ended up at an old school onsen and some dinner. Onsen rocks, it felt even better after the snowboarding.
I am pretty much bumbed up. landed hard on my ass trying something way ahead of my time. I almost cried cycling back. But I am looking forward to the next trip.

Yeah yeah....more food

Some Premium beer which is a 限定. hahaha!
Kit kat, has a bitter citius taste which is pretty good once u get use to it.

Packing all the vege goodness into a pack. Yummy and healthy.

Yes I am a sucker.

Department Volleyball Competition

My department held a Volleyball Competiton and I was asked to take part (It is a newbie thing). My experience with volleyball is in Primary school, where a decent serve should be able to win half the points and the ability to push the ball over (not even spike). Apparently lots of people like to play volleyball in Japan as most of them knows how to play the game pretty well.

My team got 3rd, down 2 spots. It is a big drop; which the department people took it pretty badly. They held a 反省会, which means a reflection meeting. And I thought it was a meeting to review what happened, how to improve. Then I realised it was actually a drinking session. Hmmm...sounds like just an excuse to drink. Haha, but we had fun, 4.5hours of drinking.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

December is DANGEROUS

In anticipation of the drinks with Pam, I told myself I shall not drink till I reach back Singapore. 1 day, from 3 drinking sessions (飲み会), it increased to 7 and all in the span of 2 weeks.

Tell me how to not drink?

Oh, a little education about why. December is where they have 忘年会, like a party to usher in the new year. And everyone does it, from companies to schools, to your clubs in schools and even your different group of friends.

I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink. I shall not drink.