getting ready for New Year's a holiday which is enthusiastically here.
I can only assume that it will be the year of the cow as there are
"ushi" calendars and decorations everywhere.
It is the tradition for the woman of the house to prepare a variety of
foods that keep well and pack them into square stacking boxes. It must
have been some clever women who started this tradition because the
result is that everyone can relax and enjoy the the days of
celebrations without having to worry about cooking.
Even more carefree, you can stop by your favorite department store and
peruse this display of stacking boxes packed with plastic food. Just
place your order for the ones that look good to you and pick them up
on December 30. Now that sounds like a relaxing holiday.