In Japan, we eagerly welcome 2021 Year of the Ox and happily say goodbye to 2020, which lived up to its title of Year of the Rat! And you can’t beat a cute ox/cow on a Japanese New Year’s postcard!
Those who know me personally or only through this blog know that I love music. I love all genres, but my favorite genre is good ol’ rock-n-roll. However, a couple of months ago I was re-introduced to a song by Lizzo titled “Good as Hell”. I love this song right now and I will tell you why…it is the perfect goodbye song to bid farewell to 2020! Listen to the lyrics and you know she is really saying goodbye to someone that hasn’t returned the love she needed…sound like 2020? It does to me! Here is a short lyric sample:
Woo, child, tired of the bullshit Go on and dust your shoulders off, keep it moving Come now, come dry your eyes You know you a star, you can touch the sky I know that it's hard, but you have to try... If he don't love you anymore Just walk your fine ass out the door I do my hair toss, check my nails Baby how you feelin' (Feelin' good as hell)...
The rest of the lyrics also fit perfectly for a farewell to this last year we have all endured. The events of this past year have touched us all in one way or another and we all deserve to toss our hair, check our nails, and walk our fine asses into 2021!
Happy New Year Everyone!
Akemashite omedetō gozaimasu!
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