Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.
I ordered the Christmas spaghetti at our student cafeteria and my colleague ordered the Christmas beef stew/omelette/rice dish. Both came with broccoli, which is green and thus gives you Christmas colors, and something red (tomato sauce for the pasta and ketchup on the omelette). We felt very much in the Christmas mood.