Happy New Year! (Canada time)

Happy New Year, Canada!

As I wrote in a previous post, I could not afford the time to make my family’s traditional New Year’s Day dish, 正月の煮物. Nothing can substitute for it. Instead, I have decided to do something else desperately; I decided to watch the first sunrise of the new year. This is Japanese tradition. I went to Centennial Park.

The first sunrise of the year 2014

I was quite happy to watch it. I was really happy. I only have a compact camera, and the photo above does not represent what I actually saw. It was way more beautiful. I was impressed. It’s worth waking up early and waiting for some time in windchill -20°C.

Last year I had been somehow depressed because of the temporary job and the subsequent job hunting. I hope the year 2014 will be a good one for me. It’s good to start a new year with a happy feeling.

January 1, 2014Permalink