Monday, September 20, 2010

Go baby, get that money!

Our goddaughter turned one-year old, this month. Happy birthday, Olivia chan!

She celebrated with her family members in Japan, where they followed the tradition of having the birthday girl step onto giant rice cakes. Another tradition is to strap a few pounds of mochi onto a one-year old's back and watch her walk around. I tell you, the Japanese know how to party.

The family presented Olivia with several items and waited for her to choose one. The object the birthday girl chooses is said to predict the career path she will follow. Like a smart child, Olivia chose the calculator. It's a good thing I wasn't there, because I would have been screaming to choose the money.