This past weekend I got to perform in a Bon Odori festival here on base. I had first heard about this last summer after we got orders to Japan, I was even happier when I found out I could participate in it this year! If you click on THIS you can read what Bon Odori is.
If I find pictures of myself somewhere from the event I will post those. For now these are what I took.
Woot got my hair all done up pretty :]
We performed a dance to 'Call Me Maybe' as our opening. I think was before we went on.
Trying to look good while sweating in my insanely tight Yukata.
Mt. Fuji even came out for what seems like the first time all summer!
Our base CO and CMC doing the Taiko drums while we dance around them... well not yet, we were getting ready.
ALL DONE!! Jen and I after we did 'Call Me Maybe' one more time to close out the dancing part of the night. This awesome parade of dancers and musicians closed the whole thing out.
He was the leader guy of the parade
I have lots of videos that I will share in another post :]
I figure I better post pictures from the AESA board retreat before I head out for Bon Odori. The girls and I are sitting in the yard listening to the music right now.
Last weekend the board members (minus one who was on vacation) all headed up to the New Sanno for a yearly retreat to figure out the years activities and such. We left Friday afternoon and had the Kikuya dinner once we got there.
That night Stephanie and I hung out at the bar talking for a few hours then headed up to her room to watch Friends!
Saturday morning we meet up for breakfast before heading into the conference room all day. We worked hard and got a lot accomplished!
That night was the Wellingtons dinner.
Saturday night everyone went to the pool but I wasn't feeling all that great so I went to my room and watched HGTV all night. I really can't complain, that's an awesome night to me ha.
Sunday morning we meet up for brunch before heading back to base.
It's safe to say then whenever you are at the New Sanno you will run into someone you know. This time I ran into a friends husband. They are stationed down at iwakuni, he was up our way climbing Mt Fuji.
Good working weekend. We got a lot done so that is always nice. Although I did have to take Molly to a vet out in town when I got home since she had another UTI. That part was not so much fun!