Friday, December 27, 2013

All about BONENKAI

One of the busiest month in Japan is December...  there are many gatherings here and there  .  This is the month for Bonenkai which means year-end party of company and groups to thank co-workers, collegue, mates and group friends for the past years and look forward to success for the next year.  

Here are some of the Bonenkai i attended this year...

 Year End gathering with my EIKAIWA class 
Held in Ume No Hana Japanese Restaurant in Matsuzakaya, 20th of December 

Year-end gathering with close friends and family

Held at Manju's Spice Cafe Modhaju on Christmas day

 Year-end gathering with my co-workers at SAME 
 Held in Vin Vino Italian Restaurant in Ryougae-cho on 26th of December

Year-end gathering with EGG

 Held on 24th of December at Kominkan Hall 

Bonenkai and Christmas gathering with JCOB Shizuoka 

Held in Mochimune Hall on 8th of December

 Year-end and Christmas gathering with my group-- Philippine NAKAMA Organization 
 Held in Coupole Kaikan on December 15th

Well ... it was really a busy December for me ... i did enjoy all the BONENKAI... including the Christmas gatherings i attended ... it also cost me a lot lol but really OTSUKARESAMA DESHITA ... MATA RAINEN MO ... GANBARIMASU NO DE ... MINASAN, YOROSHIKU ONEGAISHIMASU ^_^ 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mary, did you know?

Love this Christian Christmas song ...

Shared by Pastor Abner during the Christmas gathering service of JCOB Shizuoka last December 8.
Wonderful reminder of what is Christmas all about ...
Wishing you all joy this Christmas with peace and love <3 nbsp="" p="">

Monday, December 16, 2013

Private Christmas Bash with my NAKAMA Family

Philippine NAKAMA Organization is already 12 years old this year ... and as part of our activities ... every year we held our Christmas party together with all our friends, supporters and our kababayans.  This year we have an extra different celebration ... we decided to held it privately with NAKAMA family and supporters only ... and for the first time in 12 years of our Christmas gatherings ... i was able to have proper lunch and enjoyed all the games  and presentations ... in other words ... i was not busy this year ... i felt relax and at home ... well, all the advisers, officers and every year in-charge to this event said the same thing... heheh :P 
Thanks to all my family and friends who had been a part of our Christmas and Year-end gathering this year ... was really fun to be with u all ... and we are very sorry to some members who was not able to reach out ... like to Raita kun ...  we will make it up to you all next time ... promise m(_ _)m 
The event was held in Coupole Kaikan, Aoi District, Shizuoka City yesterday, 15th of December  

Wishing you all the blessings of joy and peace this Christmas and through out the coming years ^_^

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Congrats Sis Sonia!

I would like to congratulate one of my dear friend in JCOB Shizuoka... sis Sonia for giving birth to her 3rd kid ... an angel girl last Tuesday, December 3.  
Wishing her new born baby girl to have tremendous future and may God will always be with her to fulfill her dreams on the walk of her life.  

A visit to sis Sonia and her cutie cute angel yesterday with Liza and Dang in Yaizu City General Hospital.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Generous support from Rotary Club of Shizuoka West

The Rotary Club of Shizuoka West invited me and Liza today at their lunch meeting held in Century Hotel to represent Philippine NAKAMA to talk  about our fund-raising campaign regarding super typhoon Yolanda victims.   We are truly grateful to their wonderful cooperation and support to our charity activity.  Thank you everyone to all your generous donations.  
 RC of Shizuoka West President A. Ohashi (right) and Mr. H. Katou (left)

Here is Liza and me before the meeting ... 
enjoying the Christmas spirit at the lobby of Century Hotel ...  

Monday, November 25, 2013

Enjoy your birthday Sachan ♪

I am so blessed and grateful
for having a precious daughter
that always made me proud...

You are one of God's perfect gifts to me ...

Happy birthday my dearest Sachan ...

May you have a great and blessed life ahead.

with love, mama xx

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Autumn in Yamaha Resort, Tsumakoi

This resort is located in hilly Kakegawa ... property of Yamaha corporations.  There are many sports facilities around like swimming pools, archery, horse riding, golf and many more. 
Everyone can enjoy their spa too.  The buffet meals are excellent... we did enjoy the Japanese, Chinese and Western dishes.  

Resort room

spa rest room 

scenes from spa

Every autumn to winter seasons, the resort also feature sound illuminations at night.  
It's pretty simple but impressive! 

 Everyone can stroll around the resort by land car