Brrrrrrrr, it's cold. Or as they say in Japan, ブルブル "buruburu".
We escaped from the cold snap on Friday night with a Christmas noodle party!
↓ Off to E-Kagen on Sydney Street. Spot the Step Up Japanese students...
We started the night off with a film title quiz: guess the (western) film title from its Japanese translation.
Everybody did well, but there were a few tricky ones in there too.
↓ Intense concentration.
↓ Special thanks to Phil for making an appearance despite having to rush off to host his own event the same night!
It wouldn't be a Christmas party without crackers - these ones had Japan-themed jokes in them too.
I have just realised I didn't take any pictures of the food. I hate food photos. Pictures of people are much nicer, don't you think?
The food was great though! E-Kagen has a real family-style feel, and an open kitchen so you can see your dinner being prepared.
↓ Full bellies. Massive thanks to the owner at E-Kagen for hosting such a big group of us.
↓ Excellent Christmas jumpers.
↓ Off to the pub for a mulled wine. Or as they say in Japan, ホットワイン ("hotto wain").
↓ Impromptu kanji practice.
Thanks for another great year guys! It's an absolute pleasure to work with such wonderful students.
メリークリスマス (Merry Christmas) - and stay warm!