“Winter vacation!! Hip hip hooray!!” I cried when I got up this morning. “Not so fast, honey,” my wife heartlessly announced. Though I had to work on 22nd, 23rd and 24th (In Japan, they are all holidays), I was able to get into winter holidays earlier than ordinary Japanese people. But here comes OO-SOUJI period, when my wife expects me to clean up literally all corners of my house. Though I want to spend a whole day reading the grammar book I just received yesterday or indulge in Season 7 episodes of Seinfeld, I have got myself a huge clean-up job!
Then I have a saving grace! Tomorrow I will go mountain biking with my Canadian colleague/friend! This is the paramount event of this winter vacation and it is happening tomorrow! Yesterday I went to a near-by bicycle shop to get my rear brake fixed and then how shiny all those mountain bikes in the showcase looked! Well, this year Santa Clause did not pay a visit to me (I wasn’t a naughty boy) and was not able to get one but someday. 🙂
Wish you (whoever so generous to read this post) very merry Christmas!