Today is Christmas Day, and this year I’m spending it in Japan. This morning I watched Tom & Jerry’s The Night Before Christmas and Disney’s A Christmas Carol while eating one of the two Christmas cakes from the fridge, played the fresh copy of Super Mario Bros. Wii for an hour, then went to Tokyo Midtown for the illuminations and the Christmas market. The picture you can see at the top of this post was taken there. I’m about to have dinner, but unfortunately it won’t include roast turkey this year. That’s OK, it’s been a pretty good day!
Merry Christmas and a prosperous and productive New Year from Tokyo Story!
I don’t know how I missed this, but there’s a new Super Mario Bros. game out for the DS. I’ve been thinking about getting a DS ever since I arrived in Tokyo, but always found something else to spend my money on. Really though, the Nintendo DS seems to be an integral part of most Japanese people’s daily lives, so not owning one here in Tokyo would be like living in Beijing and not owning a bicycle. Now the Nintendo DSi has come out here, complete with built in camera, I’m even more compelled to get one. You can pretend to be playing Final Fantasy whilst taking pictures of a sleeping salaryman on the train.