Broken Internet


It’s been a while. Nothing much has really changed since my last post… I have been MIA for the past few weeks online, because the internet was “down”. And by “down”, I mean the internet cord was unplugged from the computer for a WEEK and none of the Japanese people I work with figured it out. So I finally said something to the teacher who works with computers. (Read, I asked someone to translate that the internet was broken and I needed it fixed ASAP.) Of course, he figured it out, and then I had a week of elementary school visits… where I don’t have access to the internet anyway. All in all, I am happy to be online again. I really am.

May went as fast as I thought it would. Tomorrow is the last day of May, leaving me only 55 days until I return home. You have no idea what a “light at the end of the tunnel” that knowledge has been for me. I am finally ok living here… or rather, dealing with it anyway. I don’t panic about all the things that drive me CRAZY about Japanese culture or and I certainly don’t cry out of exasperation. But I certainly get frustrated. And it is with the same things I was frustrated with 10 months ago. The only difference now, is that in two more months I am going home. To be with my family…. to see my boyfriend…. to shop in stores where I can read labels and buy pants that fit. 🙂 Yes, I am ready to go home. And yes I will miss the life I had here in Japan… it just might take a while. (Like till the next sumo tournament.) Just kidding.

On a positive note… I have lost 25 pounds since I arrived in Japan almost a year ago. How cool is that? Just another 30 until I reach my goal. Cake, I tell you…. Cake.

The turtles are still there. The tadpoles are swimming. And the birds never looked happier.



1 thought on “Broken Internet

  1. Hey girl – glad you’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I am as well. Is it just me or does this spring semester seem SO long? I think I might be stopping in Japan for a few days towards the end of August…but I guess you’ll be back home by then. Too bad. I was hoping we could see each other overseas. Ah well – there’ll be more chances.


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