Saturday, May 13, 2006
おたんじょうびおめでとう (Congratulations on your Birthday)
A few people asked how Birthday's are celebrated in Japan. Well in my case, our friends threw me a surprise party! Knowing that Matt likes hamburgers we planned to eat at Kemby's, an American-owned pub, with our friends. We were joined by Chie, Emi, Kawahara, Jacob, Sherry, Nancy and Keiko. After we had finished eating, "Surprise!" The waitress brought out the delicious cake pictured above. Our friend Keiko had purchased the cake and made arragements with the waitress to bring it out with lit candles after dinner. Keiko was most excited about the edible name board. おたんじょうびおめでとう！ ミスティ, which says, "Congratulations on your Birthday, Misty."