Hello 2010!

Thursday December 31, 2009   

2010 BE KIND!

I hope everyone can look back fondly on 2009 but be hopeful for 2010! This past year wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t the worst for me either. It was full of amazing surprises like having my friend from Japan visit!!

I already wrote my real resolution out earlier. About only buying the clothes I truly want instead of buy things I sorta like on sale. I hope to end 2010 with a smaller, but better closet of clothes! But I would also like to pick up studying Japanese more. I tend to go through studying spurts. I think I might study while in the tub, haahaaa! It would be a good 20 minutes to an hour’s time and I usually just use that time to flip through magazines :D

Tonight I’ll be spending it mostly with my family but plan to stop by a party too. I just wanna set off fireworks! It’s a big reason why I always loved New Year’s & a huuuge reason I visit my family on New Year’s ;P


At the fireworks stand earlier today!~

Our fireworks ready to go!

Cabbage & black eyed peas! For luck and money in the new year!
Always gotta eat them on New Year’s Eve! It’s tradition!

Yesterday at my Grandparent’s I saw this really adorable owl plush under her Christmas tree. So she gave it too me!! She went to hand it to me and said “it’s even better!” and she squeezed him & he let out a cute little hoooooooot! He’s older than me too since he was made in 1981 in Japan :D




37 Responses to “Hello 2010!”

  1. achel says:

    happy new year for you too jenny :)

    *cough i’ve been a silent reader of your blog jen* :D:D:D

  2. Barbs says:

    Happy New Year!

    Can’t wait to see the fireworks! :D love them so much.

  3. Hazel says:

    Yay!! 2010 here we come~ Hope you have a great time with your family and the fireworks :) Have a BLAST! (pun intended)

  4. Fai says:

    Happy 2010 to you too!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you. I should get the fireworks & sparklers too!!!

  5. レイカ says:

    happy new year~

    i’ve never heard of the Cabbage & black eyed peas tradition! that’s sooo cute! i hope it works for you!! the only tradition i have is to clean EVERYTHING. since i was a kid, my mother would aslways clean the house like mad on NYE.

    i’ve also resolved to study more japanese. i’m still in uni, so it’s really difficult to study supplementary material..or at least that’s the excuse i use. lol.
    what textbook/material do you use to study?

    • jenny says:

      Genki Ele. I book & workbook are my main studying books but I also have a few dictionaries, a kanji stroke book, and a book specifically focusing on grammar rules. The rest are just phrase books and old kana books I used when I was first learning.

  6. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Hope you have a great one. And that cabbage thing looks yummy :D

  7. Anonymous says:

    happy new year!!! hope you have an amazing, super lovely, spectacular, magical, prosperous, fantastic 2010 ahead of you filled with heaps and heaps of good luck! may all (or at least loads!) of your wishes come true!


  8. carmen says:

    Happy New Year! Good luck on your resolutions
    Love the huge collection of fireworks–must be fun!
    And that owl is the cutest thing ever :D

  9. Miah says:

    Wish you the best on your new years quest (lol!) For a new and improved closet.
    I hope you make great finds (did that even make sense?)…pardon me I’m a little tipsy…

  10. Linda says:

    happy new yearrrr!

  11. Umi says:


  12. jayjayne says:


    I love how fireworks are so illegal in Australia
    and so shelf-bought in the USA.



    • jenny says:

      Yea, here in the US it’s state-to-state. Most states don’t allow fireworks anymore (like mine!) so I love getting back to my home state where they ARE still 100% legal and probably always will be, LOOOOOOOL.

  13. Shirley says:

    That must be the cutest owl I’ve ever seen!!!!
    Happy New Year :D

  14. Vicki/Sesame says:

    I’ve been lurking lately but I have to say now, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  15. Lissy says:

    Happy New Year Jenny & Mike! *squish*

    I love how you can just buy fireworks in shops over there!
    Here they are not for sale to the public D:

    That little owl looks like such a sweetie!

  16. Andree says:

    Happy new year jenny :) hope 2010 will be a great year for you!
    thanks for creating such an awesome blog, i absolutely love reading it!

  17. Veronica says:

    Happy new Year!! Yoooi oitoshi yo!

  18. Tori says:

    Happy New Year to you too, Jenny~! /:D\
    I actually feel the same way about 2009~ not too bad, but not outstanding either. I have a really positive feeling about 2010 though, so here’s to an awesome year to come! :Dyy
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your family time & have a safe trip home!

  19. Kari says:

    あけましておめでとう〜 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
    That all your wishes come true this new year!
    2009 sure was a great year for me! full of surprices like yours XD
    hope thise 2010 will be a great year!!

    p.s You just have to love that owl! its so cute! ♥ ♥ ♥

  20. Lorik says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR JEN!!!!!!!!~ ^______________^

  21. Love your owl plushie! Happy 2010!! :D

  22. Sara Mari says:

    Happy New Year to you~! I hope 2010 is better as well^^ Wow, Fireworks? That’s such an amazing way to ring in the new year. That owl plush is beyond cute, and it’s from ’81 but still hoots! How sweet^^ You look so great with the owl too, the owl is cute, but your are cuter ^^ hehe

  23. mishi says:

    Oh wow I’ve never heard of the cabbage & black eyed peas thing o_O Yum yum =3

    Happy New Yearz!
    Wish I could see the owl plush but the nets here is really bad and it won’t load /random

  24. sarita says:

    the owl plush is the cutest thing for any owl lover! so perfect that it came from your grandma!

  25. Courtney says:

    Happy New Year! Glad you could spend it safely and happily. Gosh that owl is just too adorable. ;)

  26. Lexxii says:

    Aww Happy New Year! That owl is adorable. :D

  27. Happy new year! I missed fireworks since I spent nye in Minnesota. In my country we always have a lot of them:p

  28. Nicole says:

    That owl is just toooo cute! :D Happy New Year!

  29. Ys says:

    Happy New Year, Jen :)

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