Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
The Japanese favorite meal on Christmas Day – Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Christmas Trees in October.
Ask a Japanese what their religion is at Christmas time – Christian = they can play at being a Christian during this time of the year. Interesting statistic – there are 20 million Christians in Japan, 80 million Buddhists, and 100 million Shintoist = 2oo million people. However, Japan has only 120+ million people. In other words, the Japanese don’t have a problem holding to more than one religion and at the same time.
But Christmas…they just don’t get.
Santa Claus comes from the North Pole. It’s cold up there, dang it. Santa Claus does NOT come from down under, underwater that is. Unless you are in Japan.
Santa was found swimming with dolphins at Yokohama Hakkeijim Sea Paradise on Nov. 17th. And we, thought he was the North Pole making toys, didn’t we?
I guess the economy must be really bad after all. Even Santa has to come out early to drum up business.