I’m officially still on my Japan Guy Winter Break, but couldn’t help myself, I had to write this post.
Do you know how to say Happy New Year in Japanese? It’s Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu, or 明けましておめでとうございます!
I was talking with my friend Kinya the other day and he was saying what a crazy year it’s been. We started talking about some of the major events this year. The biggest one that come to mind were the major earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan back in March, Osama Bin Laden’s death in May, Muammar al-Gaddafi’s death in October, and recently…the death of Kim Jong Il. I don’t know why the biggest things I can think of all have a negative connotation, but sometimes those are the easiest things to remember.
2011 was a great year for the Japan Guy. I have gotten to share and talk with more readers than ever before. I also was able to release my first product, The Ultimate Japanese How-To Guide, which I soon after decided to give away for free.
I wonder what 2012 will bring? Well, 2012 has already brought its first earthquake. Around 2:32pm today there was an earthquake which I’m hearing was a 7.0, but I don’t think the magnitude was a 7.0 by the time we felt it here in Tsukuba. It was one of those longer/stronger ones that was enough to tingle my Spidey Senses.
What was your 2011 like? In you opinion what were the biggest events of 2011?
I’m excited and ready to hit the ground running in 2012. It’s going to be the best year yet!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!