|Birthday girl and boy celebrating early with some mackerel and beer|
Chinese Tower with the lights on and the oompah band gone *thankfully*
It was great to see the wide variety of people we've gotten to know this last year all in one place and some new faces, too. At one point, I looked down the table - Greg's family were talking with the New Zealand husband of my friend; my German co-workers were laughing with Greg about some disgusting story from his good ol' days in central Wisconsin; and I was thinking about the chocolatey cupcake/muffin that my co-worker (who I've only known a few months in fact) gave me that morning to celebrate the anniversary of our move. It was easy to see that taking the risk of moving abroad was well worth it for us!
|Walking back to the metro at night, we passed by the water fountains all lit up - |
excellent way to end the evening!