Thursday, December 24, 2009

xmas eve

the television is telling the whole of japan that it is christmas eve.

when i get ready to get off from work today, one of my senpai asked me:

"it is christmas eve. what do you do on christmas eve?"

i don't want to tell him the truth, but i have to.

"well, i am not a christian, so christmas is not something that i felt attached to. so i don't plan for anything special this christmas eve. (maybe i wrote a thing or two about it in my blog)"

"japan is not a christian nation, but we kinda celebrate it in some ways. what do think about this?"

"that is what so interesting and mysterious about japan... or maybe this just shows how much influence the japanese mass media have on the ordinary japanese citizen."

I said my goodbyes and left with a feeling that I might have said something rude.

キリスト教徒じゃねーからクリスマスを祝うんじゃねーよ という誤解があるかも。

そういうつもりで、皮肉的に言った のではない。




In Japan, Christmas is portrayed like a major event, but the truth is that it is nothing more than an empty Japanese misunderstanding of a foreign culture.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Japanese Cake Manufacturers and Love Hotels.

And I like it.

I like the illuminated lights.

It may have no meaning, but I like the scenery anyways.

This is also a great time to shop, as everywhere is Xmas Sale.

lastly, i would like to wish a warm merry christmas to all those celebrating; christian or not.

'coz christmas have nothing to do with christianity anyways.

i hope you have a great time with your beloved ones.

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