Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON (龍) and A FEW PHOTOS

It's New Years Eve in Okinawa, Japan.

And tomorrow it will be 2012, the Year of the Dragon (龍).

So, I looked through my photo files to see if there were any dragons.

It made me realize something.  There are dragons everywhere in Okinawa.

Not a day goes by without me seeing a dragon somewhere.

There are gold dragons, concrete dragons, dragon-boats.....


.....and dragons on the the bottles of sake in my bar.

The name of the sake is Tatsu (龍).  That's the Japanese word for Dragon.


Tonight some of my friends who were born in the year of the dragon will be coming over.

Probably, they'll want to drink Tatsu for good luck in 2012.

Usually I only drink beer.

Just a few minutes ago I took this photo of the sake bottle.

When I went to put the bottle away it accidentally got opened.

Thinking, the way I do, it might be bad luck to serve customers sake that has been opened too early.

So, I drank it.

The New Years Eve party doesn't start for another three hours.

If I take a little nap, I won't wake up. 

Maybe, I should crack another bottle. 

The Year of the Dragon wasn't the year I was born.

For sure, when I wake up tomorrow, my butt will be a dragon !




HAVE A SAFE, HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR !








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