A Vegan Girl On Her Life Journey :)

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2011 is here!

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Taken on New Year’s morning around 9:30 am. There’s an orb on the top left! Good things are to happen this year!! It snowed two days ago, and there’s still some snow left in the back!

Traditional Japanese New Year’s Food:

NewYears 025 Osechi – meal filled with considered-lucky food (beans, prawn, etc.)

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NewYears 027 Inari (my fave!!)

NewYears 032 Dried Persimmons. It it said that if you find lots of seeds in it, you’re lucky!

And the not-so traditional food:

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NewYears 030 For the boys – meat ‘n’ cheese ‘n’ crackers!

Our tradition is to play the Game of Life. It’s our 9th year playing it! (we’ve been doing this for a while now!) I’m always the banker because I like to be in charge of things. :)

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I was last in place, but hey! Calculate the $$s and guess what! I won!!

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Highest $$ so far in the 9-year tradition! (and my dad got the lowest of the all-time.) Wow! I feel even luckier! :D (my grandpa and my little brother thinks I cheated because I’m the banker – uh, no! THEY are the ones that would cheat if they were the banker!) ;)

And while being the awesome banker, I was nibbling on this fun chocolate from the vegan store that my bf bought me. :)

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I’m back in my dorm, and barely anyone’s here! Perhaps a good time to go buy textbooks tomorrow morning and figure out where my classes are ;) Lets reverse this night owl schedule and get up early!

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Comments on: "Happy New Year!" (9)

  1. Happy New Year 2011! Man that traditional Japanese New Year food make me drool!! haha…everything looks so yummy! I’ve never tried dried persimmons..are they good? sweet? or..?

    I just wish they’re not white powdered which makes it hard to determined if they’re actually still good or already moldy (my friend experienced it before)

    • Lol It’s so good and Japanese :D I didn’t eat the persimmons because they were too tough for my jaws… :/ My mom says they’re sweet!
      Ha ha, true. :) But it smelled fine and felt fine, so I guess it was safe :D

  2. Happy New Year! It seems like you had a great time. And I love how colorful the Japanese New Year’s Food is. I bet it tastes even better than it looks! :)

    • Indeed I did! Thank you; it is very colorful :) And yes, they did taste better than they look! XD

  3. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hope 2011 is a lovely one! x

  4. Happy new year friend! :) I love the look of all your traditional japanese food. I would LOVE to try some!

    • Thanks! You could make it if you find a recipe! (maybe I should put a recipe of it (if I can figure out how the store made it) next year?) ;)

  5. Wooow, I didn`t know you could buy dried persimmons! I know the texture is really strange raw, so I`m really curious about the dried version.

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