You're So Coy!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I attended the Sendai Bridge Club and started mingling with people of my own age & interests. I have to admit that I am one of the few with all my original teeth, but they're a swell bunch of folks. Here can you see the hands that we played (fascinating, eh!)

I had several obstacles to overcome, not the least of which was the ハートの女王 (Ha-to no Jo-ou or Queen of Hearts) and several of her トランプ (trump), but I managed to survive, without resorting to growth spurts I might add.

I'm proud to say that after 2 weeks of mediocre playing, I went from last place last week to kicking everyone's butt today! Here in the final score, you can see that my partner and I conquered all! I also won the second match, but it was tied for first out of four, not nearly as impressive. Next week is a local tournament, wish me luck!

On the way home, I came across the tail end of a festival and took the chance to eat some meat on a stick while watching colourful dancers gyrate in synchro. It's the annual みちのくよさこいまつり (Michinoku-Yosakoi Matsuri) and runs again tomorrow.

I have to go to a work-related picnic but I may check it out later with camera in hand and snap a few off (instead of relying on the program guide as in this picture.)

Here's an example of what one might see...

Oops, I almost forgot to post anything Halloween-related so here's a picture of a llama in a witch's costume!

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