Monthly Archives: March 2011

Farewell to Farewell Season

I canceled my flight ticket. I had been putting it off, day after day, until the last possible day it could be done, but I finally did it. March 31st, 12:20pm, I won’t be on a plane. Two 180’s makes … Continue reading

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An Anthem for a Nation and her Gaijin

Over the weekend I received an email from George Mason University, saying that they were pulling me out of the study abroad program. It felt like a devastating blow. It felt so official, as though there was nothing I could … Continue reading

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Redefining Gaijin’s Dream

In the unsettled aftermath of all that has happened, I struggle to find words to express both the severity of what has happened, and how much my own heart breaks to see all the suffering which the Japanese are enduring. … Continue reading

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日本へ To Japan

I woke up at 8 AM today to the sound of my mother’s voice, telling me that they were going to talk about a big earthquake in Japan on the news. She told me it was big. I rolled out … Continue reading

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Time.

With now a little less than a month left, Lot’s of things are dawning on me. Like, for instance, that when I leave, I won’t get to see family or my friends on a daily basis anymore. I also realize, … Continue reading

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New blog on the block

Hey! This is my first official post on my blog. Gaijin’s Dream. My name is Stephen Falke, and I’m a college student from George Mason University, preparing to study abroad in Tokyo, Japan, for a whole year. I’ve been passionately … Continue reading

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