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Expo House 1st Anniversary
【Expo House】1st Anniversary



Memory Lane with a Big Smile J


      Last Sunday, May 4, 2008, we celebrated the first anniversary of Expo House..now Expo House Omiya. Just like the way we started last year, sushi party was still the theme of the night.

      A dozen plus one (Yusuke, the manager) from four countries converged for the celebration.  Kamitani and Ryota (Expo founding members) from Tokyo, Mie, Tuyoshi, Yuji, Kazuma(Kyodai) formed the Japanese group, Earle, Dana and me from the Philippines, Felix from New Zealand, Mary from Thailand and Derek from Hongkong.

      The highlight for the evening was the sushi making contest. Four teams were formed dressed up in different costumes: the samurai, festive gear, high school and crazy outfit. A lot of ingredients were set on the table. It was fun and everyone was busy in preparing their sushi creatively and had interesting taste (fusion of different taste buds). I remembered a group prepared High School Energy Sushi, others did Asian Sandwich Sushi, Philippine Islands Sushi, Wasabi Magic Sushi and Expo House Anniversary Sushi. Well, laughter was in the air during the judgment moment for you could see the mixed facial expressions of the panel while tasting the varied sushi. Well, I guess you got what I mean. LOL.

      After which, Yusuke blew the candle of the anniversary cake brought by Mary. Then everyone had their share of it and continued talking with each other, sharing their lifestyles in respective countries, as well as, here in Japan. Later, some played the Wii and interactive game which made the night livelier.  Though the weather was somehow humid, but the warmness of the group made it subtler.

      Then all of us helped cleaned the area.. some washed the dishes, others were putting garbage in the bags, others arranged things on their proper places.  This action is on the attitudes that I like in the Japanese culture.  It would not be a burden for the host in throwing a party. It was near midnight when people bid good byes.  Honestly, they went home with big smiles. 

      After the party, I was alone in the table in the dining area and drinking coffee raving with this nostalgic mood. More than a year has passed ..I thought it was more.  I was in memory lane.

      Expo House shared a great number of fun last year.  We had Japanese Traditional Food parties like takoyaki, okonomiyaki and other gastronomic delights, Halloween party with International cuisine, birthday bashes ( I had mine most memorable for it was also Christmas Party, with 41 guests from 12 different countries), New Year Eve Party, the Welcome and Sayonara Parties. Wow…it was so fun making friends all over the world in one setting.  Well, I can’t help but SMILE.

      Expo House really lived for what it promised..convergence of international understanding. Now it has a new one again ..the Expo House Rozan….and another one on the way.   I believe this tradition started in Expo House Omiya will go long, long way in making someone, be a Japanese or Gaijin, have a memorable, colorful and fruitful stay in Kyoto.

      Kampai to the 1st Anniversary of Expo House! Many more years to come, many new faces to smile for great fun!!!!!

Erec

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