The party began with the head of the department making a toast. You know I have no idea what was said.
Faculty members gave speeches.
The fourth year students were called to the stage and the third year students presented each one with a photo card. This brought several to tears.
This was the first party.
It was followed by the second party at another location that we did not attend. If Ted hadn’t had to get up early to catch the bus for a downhill ski class, he would have attended. I think the students in this class were probably at the second party, but at twenty it's easier to do these things than when you are..........older.
Today is Valentine’s Day. In Japan, it is a holiday where women give men chocolate. Not just husbands and boyfriends, but bosses and co-workers and other men too. Before you say, how unfair, let me tell you, there is another day in March where men give women gifts.