Happy New Year, Everybody!
New Year's in Japan is like Christmas in Western countries. We prepare special foods, relatives come over, and if there are some kids in a family, they get gift of money. However, this year's New Year's is just one of my boring days, and I found it pretty nice after busy work days. Because of the bad weather, my uncle's family couldn't make it to our place. One of my grandmother's brother passed away today and they'll have a funeral tomorrow. My grandmother and my parents will attend the ceremony, but I won't have to. I'll just stay home, doing nothing special. I sometimes need this.
Before the Live program started, I saw Anderson talking to the audience. He was on huge screens in Times Square! (It's a shame I couldn't capture this.) I don't really need to feel this way, but I am somehow proud of our Andy being such an important figure in this place. New Year's Eve in NY might remind ordinary people, not Anderfans, of ...cristal ball, New York New York, and Anderson Cooper!
I don't know much about Kathy Griffin but I found their conversation really funny. She is also a fan of Anderson and she asked what we want to ask him! Sometimes, Anderson seemed "annoyed," he looked excited at the same time though, and I love that!
It was perfect for Anderfans to be able to see him for a long time, but it was a little bit sad that we couldn't see other parts of the show. For example, we saw Gary Tuckman only a few times and he couldn't spend as long time as he did last year. Did we see him reach the goal?