*Hello Friends, how are you doing? I hope your Dec. is not so busy*
I am having really busy days☆☆☆ We call Dec, "師走(Shiwasu), which literally (from the Chinese character) means "teachers or run around". This word reflects the busiest month of the year; I'll paste the page here about the old way of calling each month in Japan. We no longer use these terms, just ordinal number and the month; like " １月・ first month". I found it fascinating to know about other month as well. I think I always learn something about my own culture when I try to tell you.
"quote; For Shiwasu, you must know that in older days, people bought everything on credit and must pay it at the end of year and schools were operated individual teacher and he had to collect the tuition fee by himself for his payment. Teachers were very busy in this month. Of course, ordinary people were also busy. But teachers are usually enjoy rather noble life and his busy appearance was funny."
I could talk my husband into having (about ￥1,000 lunch) at the local hotel to save time while visiting father, students' term tests and lots of other errands. We were welcomed by the balloon Santa and Christmas Trees were decorated inside of the hotel.
* Funny Christmas Present*
He is sometimes bothered my asking what TV said. He must have tired of it and bought me this sound collector which he found through adds in the paper. I have an old analog one using especially when teaching. Although these are NOT the "over the ear" type and kind of a hassle to carry, I found putting earphones in both ears are more helpful. And less uncomfortable resonating sounds. Besides these, with comparatively reasonable price, hehe.
PS> I am trying hard to catch up visiting you, my friends☆☆☆ I DO hope you all are doing fine at this hectic time of the year. And also wish that the Christmas Tree can be appropriate for Green Day at Raindrops and Daisies.