Culture Day = no school, and catching up on this thing (^.^)V
There were two Halloween Parties in Niigata City on Saturday night. The first at Northern Lights (a Canadian bar) offered a 2-hour tabe-nomi-houdai (eat-drink-as much as you can), followed by a dance party at Immigrants Café. Since Halloween isn’t really a dress-up kind of holiday here, we looked and felt like freaks walking through the city until we realized that people really do sometimes dress like freaks in this country so really, we fit in. Both parties were loads of fun as both gaijins (foreigners) and nihonjins (Japanese) were in full costume and looking to party.