Monday, December 13, 2004


So, I need to lose weight again. Is it because I stopped exercising during NaNoWriMo? Is it because it's winter and human beings generally gain weight at this time? Is it because I've taken to eating nothing but microwave pizza with extra cheese?

Of course not! It's all because of Festivus, which we celebrated this past weekend. That one day of eating lots of turkey and stuffing is surely the sole reason I have gained five pounds.

Let the feast begin!

After Festivus, fellow Asahi JET Lewis hosted the after-party, where I got to meet Santa! The picture may look a bit blurry, but actually it was Santa himself who was out of focus. I blame the stress from his work at this time of the year.

I also took some video of people playing an EyeToy game, but my lame phone records the audio in an obscure codec, and I'm not motivated enough to convert it.


  1. You have inspired me to not go into JET. Thank you. Good luck with your CBS and a very good, but not a fantastic blog ;).

  2. Well I think it's a good blog! Festivus was truly "the bee's knees", as I believe some people say. I'm not sure I've fully recovered yet...


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