Christmas present game

 To my surprise, I woke up at 11:30 this morning.
 This was the first time for me to get up this late after coming here in Sweden, although I did drink just a few of vocka with my friends. For breakfast, I ate corn freak with milk and some bread. Then I went to center of the city in order to buy christmas presents for my secret friend.
 In my corridor, we are doing Christmas present game. We have made it a rule since last month that each of us give tiny and cute present to your secret friend every week until December 14th, the day for our Christmas party. We are not supposed to tell who your secret friend is and we have to give present to them in a way so as not to let them notice who you are.
 Looking around five shops in the center, I printed out my picetures and I bought some funny cards and seals and foto-note(mujirushi無印). I am going to make some unique foto-note which is focusing on that person I give it to.
 Does it seem funny? People (especially girls) in my corridor are quite good at making tiny presents funny and better. Some people put so much effort into decorating rquite unique cards and some make favorite music songs into CD.
 Not only that. when we have party at our corridor, they try to do the best――making a concept of the party such as “red and black” which makes all participants dress in red and black. Elaborating a good poster for the party. Decorating our room in red and black.
 I am surprised the way they put their intelligence into that kind of things. This is a sort of ability we japanese students(people) are not likely to have. We usually have party at restaurant (izakaya) when we have special celemony. All we have to do is to look for a good place suited with the size and taste of the party.
 Of course we have many good party places in Japan. Tokyo is the one of the most exciting cities in the world. You can find all kinds of well-made things there. Good restaurant, exciting club, comfortable manga cafe, nice karaoke, amusement complex, disney land. However, I have to say that there are somethiing completely lacking in it.
 What we japanese need now is not already-well-made stuffs but the will to make something by ourselves. In that sense, it is quite good experince for students to live in a environment where you can find nothing exciting amusement place.

ぐし Gushi について

Currently working for a Japanese consulting firm providing professional business service. After finishing my graduate course at Uppsala University in Sweden (2013), I worked for the European Parliament in Brussels as a trainee and then continued working at a lobbying firm in Brussels(2015). After that I joined the Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working in a unit dedicating for the negotiations on EU-Japan's Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA/FTA) (-2018). 現在は民間コンサルティング会社で勤務。スウェーデンのウプサラ大学大学院政治行政学修士取得、欧州議会漁業委員会で研修生として勤務(-2013年3月)、ブリュッセルでEU政策や市場動向などを調査の仕事に従事した後(-2015年3月)、外務省で日EUのEPA交渉チームで勤務(-2018年3月)。連絡先
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