Hi everyone, how was your weekend? I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. I had a good weekend. On Friday, I went to the snow festival in Odori Park, which was interesting. I particularly liked the large snow sculpture of two dogs and a whale! On saturday, after work, I went to Lake Shikotsuko to see the fireworks and ice festival. It was very nice, though bitterly cold! I love the mountains in winter, with their snow caps and crisp, fresh air. I think one day I`d like to live in a log cabin somewhere in the Hokkaido mountains!