Christmas in February

ALTs can be surprisingly difficult to assemble in one place. As a result, we lucky residents of the Sanjo/Tsubame area held our regional Christmas party yesterday, only two months late. Anyway, about 15 of us got together at an okonomiyaki restaurant in Sanjo. Okonomiyaki is a specialty of the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, etc) and is essentially a pancake consisting of, well, whatever one wants it to. Stable ingredients are usually cabbage, veggies, seafood (or some type of meat), and an egg to help things stick together. Anyway, a good time was had by all (except maybe the unfortunate Japanese people seated next to us). A few visual representations, some courtesy of the lovely Nuria (more here):

Because normal pictures are no fun.
Originally uploaded by kristi-san.

Kristi & Grace (From Above)
Originally uploaded by kristi-san.

The Table
Originally uploaded by kristi-san.

Looks like fun, huh?