Monthly Archives: April 2012

First (Real) Earthquake

I felt my first earthquake this morning at 5:23am. I say felt, because technically I’ve been in two earthquakes before this, but I just didn’t feel them at all. One was because I was in a car, and the other … Continue reading

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The New Normal

I apologize to my readers for taking a while for this next post. I’m still getting into the rhythm of the semester, though I think I’ve almost got it, now. I’m getting used to the food, the Tokyo metro system, … Continue reading

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Welcome Week

This past week has been really busy. I finished up some last matters of business. Also classes started Thursday, but before that was a sort of circle festival. (In Japan, they don’t call them clubs. They’re circles.) During the circle … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

This past week has been a lot about adjustment. Lots of firsts and new things and setting things up and settling myself down. I took my first Japanese shower, took the Japanese placement exam, set up a bank account, cell … Continue reading

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Arrival Day 2012年4月2日

When I arrived in Japan, I kept thinking, “Wow. This is really it. I’m in Japan!!” And every time I thought that, I couldn’t help but break out into a smile. It took about an hour to get through immigration … Continue reading

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On the Edge of Something So New

Wow. It’s finally here. I don’t think I’ve ever been more amazed in my life. It’s late, so I probably shouldn’t write too long, but I wanted to thank everyone with whom I’ve been in the past couple months. You … Continue reading

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