Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu

Japanese for "happy new year", which we spent in Osaka, staying with Darlene at her lovely friend Sarah's place. I wore a fox hat and Mirabel went as Diane Keaton circa 1979.

First it was cocktails and fortune-telling at Sarah's place. Select fortunes for 2010: Mirabel will complete a really hard crossword and her workmates will be jealous of it; Morgan Freeman will be signed to narrate the film of her life; next time I get hiccups I'm to buy a Lotto ticket with the numbers 19, 24 and 37 (other numbers unspecified); my (metaphorical?) wool won't split.

Then we were off to see in the new year at a quite-cool little bar down the road.

It was sweet! There were DJs playing some actually good tunes...

There was some roof raisin'...

Free sake...

This guy...

No wait, not him.

Then in true Japanese fashion it was a quick (ish) stop at the conbini and off to karaoke for the rest of the night/morning.

We are totally owning/being owned by "I'm a Flirt" by R Kelly. The rap bit is really difficult (isn't it always the way?).

1 comment:

ceerose said...

shit Gareth, you look really into that song.

I tried saki for the first time in auckland recently (at a friend's flattie's japanese restaurant/bar). warm. it was salty and gross :(