there are a few things that japanese people are known for doing really well. singing karaoke and sleeping whenever they have a free moment. this is one of my coworkers doing both in fine japanese fashion. he is a great guy and deserved a little rest. some of my coworkers though were encouraging me to karate chop him in the adams apple. this is what happens when you give them shochu. they become less than polite and cut throat! (sorry it isnt the best picture either...i had to sneak it when i took it and now i am having to sneek posting it as i sit right beside this man and surely dont want to have him thinking that i am delighting in poking any fun at him! )
as for me now, i am off to celebrate what they call golden week here. it starts with this coming monday which is constitution memorial day, then tuesday is green day and finally wednesday is childrens day. i have no idea what monday and tuesday mean and a little bit of an idea on what wednesday is about. i hope to find out, but i will be celebrating work off anyhow on another tiny island on the other side of the mainland. yes for beach music festivals and camping and all of the wonderful things that will go with it.
cheers to those of you who will celebrate cinco de mayo wednesday too. im sure it will be a great holiday for you there!