!!! Bonenkai !!! Dinner Party

A bōnenkai party "forget the year gathering" is a Japanese drinking party that takes place at the end of the year, and is generally held among groups of co-workers or friends. The purpose of the party, as its name implies, is to forget the woes and troubles of the past year, usually by consumption of large amounts of alcohol. A bōnenkai does not take place on any specific day, but they are usually held in December.

The dinner party was actually quite fabulous. I was surprised that the dinner was held in a very nice hall in a semi-upper scale hotel in Mito City. The entire applications department showed up from all around the country. There were quite a few foks I didnt know.

As you can see the drinks were flowing before the food did! The picture above shows the table I was sitting at with namely my bosses' bosses' boss, so of course I smiled and been a good boy......

There was a show and dancing and a magician and the best of all a raffle!!!!! But, on to the video clips........,.....

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It turns out that the ones below are all new employees who are required to put on a show...... hmmm that must mean I am next!!!

OKay Okay I know what you are thinking. They are booing. It turns out the magician had the wrong card. But I couldnt tape the last part because he actually did if you look carefully, the umbrella has the correct card printed on it. How he did it? I have no clue but the show was great!!!

The Bonenkai was great, I had a great meal, and great time watching some of my co-workers perform. But the kicker is the last part of the party. Like I said they always save the best for last. If you notice I won 3rd prize, I was so happy (kind of initially). I was modest and decided to go for the smallest prize. So you know, no big deal, I was thinking in my head it is probably some cheezy like a back rub or something........ but I was wrong!!!!!!

I won two tickets to Tokyo Disneyland!!!! I was shocked and became instantly poplular with everyone. Like I said before gossip runs like wildfire around here!!! What a way to begin the new year!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's


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