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December 30, 2005

Japan can be an odd place at the best of times, but until now, it was always New Years Eve that puzzled me the most. At midnight in Australia, people are generally partying hard, swilling beer and living the good life as the clock finally counts down to zero. There's nothing unusual about that right? Hell, isn't that how it is with the rest of the world?

Wrong. In Japan, every stays home and watches TV with the family. And failing that, they go to a shrine and pray!

Now, I'd never really put two and two together and come up with this before, but it just occured to me that the reason most people stay home is because it's too damn cold to go outside. So cold is it in fact, that even the idea of picking up hot Japanese women becomes a turn off once you've drawn back the curtain and seen how fucking miserable the weather is. It's that bad.

OK, I don't know why I'm telling you this either, it just felt like one of those revelations that had to be shared with the world. Like finally understanding why women sit down when they have to pee I guess...

Anyway, so what are you guys doing for New Years? I think I'll play it safe and spend some time with the Mrs, hopefully putting the Two Thrones to rest once and for all. Damn, I'm getting old.

***edit: just finished the Two Thrones. I'll need something else to do now if I'm going to stay home ***

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tristis_iranica tristis_iranica - December 30, 2005 (09:26 AM)
Actually, from what I've been told by women I know, they hover over the toilet seat.
EmP EmP - December 30, 2005 (12:12 PM)
You're a sodding Aussie! It's your bloody job to get wrecked at every given chance! And it's New Years Eve!! What would Shane Warne say?

As is obligatory in England, I intend to get so drunk that my liver implodes.
midwinter midwinter - December 30, 2005 (07:48 PM)
You're right! I am an Aussie and it's my sworn duty to get shit faced whenever possible. EmP, you've given me renewed inspiration. Tonight I shall party like it's 1999!
lasthero lasthero - January 01, 2006 (10:53 AM)
Wait...it's not?

Damn drinks...

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