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2020年のクリスマス Christmas 2020



生徒(せいと)さんが作(つく)ってくれたまぐろのにぎりの飾(かざ)りが見(み)えますか? かわいいサンタさんや雪(ゆき)だるま、そしてクリスマス・カードやワインもありがとうございました。


How was your Christmas?
I hope you had a good one.

I couldn’t hold a Christmas Party this year due to COVID-19.I even gave up on buying a Christmas tree, which I always look forward to buying and enjoying every year, but instead I decorated a miniature Christmas tree.

Can you see the Christmas ornament of Tuna Sushi?
Thank you for the cute Santa & Snowman, Christmas cards, sweets, cheese and Wine…It was a lonely Christmas, but I could cheer myself up thanks to all of your kindness.

I really hope that next year I can have a fun Christmas Party with all of you!

二兎を追う者は一兎をも得ず (Nito o oumono wa itto omo ezu)


兎 is pronounced as “と/to” and it means “usagi” (= hares or rabbits). “If you ran after two hares, you will catch neither. This is a metaphor from Rome and this means, “If you get greedy and try to do two things at once, you will fall at both.”