8.23.2009

She is my Veronica.

One of my close girl-friend's going to hold a wedding celemony and banquet in October.
Her husband is my friend, too.
They already got married in June.

I met them when we were university students.
She said to me at the first time,
"Call me Veronica as my nickname."
She is a Japanese with a capital.
She has been a lil unique but I've liked the character for donkeys years.

When she and I were university students, we were often called "Sisters" by our professors and our friends.
Our looks were not similar to each other.
But our family name are the same.
And, in Japan, "Sisters" means "a combinaton", too.
We had always hooked up with each other everytime in those days.
I think it was the reason we were called "Sisters".

But, she's always behaved like a older sister for me.lol

I was very happy for heard of their marriage.

Dear my Veronica,
Wish you much love and happiness.

8.11.2009

The Bon Festival Holidays

The Bon festival holidays start tomorrow in Japan.

The Bon festival is a kind of a religious event holding memorial services for each ancestors.

At first, we go to our ancestor's graves as holding a big paper lantern in 12th August.
Next, we pick up the ancestor's spirits into a candle fire of the lantern, and we go home as holding the lantern.
And we move the candle fire to a candle on a Buddhist alter after get home.
After we stay with each ancestor's spirits for 4 days, we send back the spirits to their graves the same way in 16th August.

A lot of Japanese don't have a specific religion.
We are not religious people hardly.
'Cos some religions are mixed in Japan.
I think Japanese have tendencies to adopt convenience and joyful parts of various religions and events.

We enjoy Christmas, Halloween, St.Valentine Day, the Star Festival, and the Bon Festival…