There are so many things to do at year-end. One of them is cleaning my house. My house was built 3 years ago. The house-maker advised me to wax the floors once a year but I did them on the 1st floor only once in 3 years. I was going to do the second floor at the end of this year. I didn't have enough time to do so. In order to wax a floor, I have to make all the floor tidy. I am thinking I must do it next spring. The annual event of my family is to watch the TV program on NHK, the New Year's Eve show called Kouhaku Utagassen. It's an annual NHK sponsored year-end men versus women singing contest. I heard this program is being broadcast in many countries all over the world. Anyway I think the contest this year is not so good. It looks ugly and besides I don't like the host.