Masa Kokoro Year-End Party (忘年会)

Dec 13
2009

Our Bonenkai was the perfect way to say goodbye to 2009. We had a dozen friends come out and we ate like royalty at Sakana Grill. Some of us ate too much; some of us had never eaten sushi before(!); but all of us said goodbye to 2009 in style. We look forward to training with our friends in 2010.

Original Event Details

Our last practice of the year is on Friday, Dec. 18th. We will be having our year-end party on Monday, Dec. 21st. Friends of Masa Kokoro are invited to come as well. For details, please contact Eric or see our Facebook event listing here.

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