On the 2nd of december we were very honored to have been invited to celebrate the birthday of the Emperor of Japan, hosted by the consulate general of Japan in Auckland. (The photo is from the event)
And on the next day we left to Christchurch to meet my dads family and for Kent's piano accompaniment job in the christchurch national concerto competition (CNCC)
. It has been quite a relaxing holiday for me for a past week and now we are both in preparation for next years concerts in which the earliest is in the first week of January.