記念日おめでとう

Posted in Japan by spookylove on August 23, 2010

Today is the one year anniversary of arriving in Japan. My mind has just been blown. To think that one year ago I was sitting in my hotel room in Tokyo gaping out of the window and probably weeping like a princess and wanting to hug my cat.

I still want to hug my cat, but have made up for my pet deficit by finding new, more outgoing animals to make friends with, like Cools McGee here:

Because nothing suits a Corgi more than a baseball jersey and a pair of sunglasses.

I went to Fuji Q Highlands on Sunday with Charlene, Naomi and Shu. I’ve become very attached to all of them, we met Shu last year at a sushi restaurant. Sitting opposite each other, I remember he did a comedy eyebrows shooting up thing when a girl we were eating with spat out a gross looking fish into her napkin.  Shu is gay, has a line of jewellery and is a guitarist in a ska band. I do not enjoy ska music at all, but I pretend to like to listen to it as a good friend should. Naomi travels all over the world with her company and lives alone. A Japanese woman living alone is quite rare, women usually stay with their parents until they marry. This can often make me feel uncomfortable when I’m talking to someone who is of an age when they definitely should move out and they aren’t because they are waiting for a guy to whisk them away. Most of my Japanese co-workers still live with their parents, mid 30s. I often wonder what they think of me, moved to Japan alone at 22… I don’t think it’s that unusual, but they make a big deal out it sometimes, like I’m some kind of weirdo family hater. Fuji Q was so scary, the rides were huge and fast and even the tea cups ride was vicious! I woke up today still feeling a bit nauseous.

I have one week left of teaching. This makes me happy happy happy. I’m getting very anxious about coming home, I need to see people and have actual conversations with them. NO COMPUTERS INVOLVED

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