I’m in my fifth week in Tokyo, my final week. This week will be fun.
Fun thing #1: I get to see some old friends from Germany. Tuesday is dinner with Tuuli and Henri, friends from Regensburg, who moved to Japan a while before I left Germany. Wednesday is probably dinner with Charlotte and some of her friends. Charlotte lived in Frankfurt, moved back to the UK a while back, but she’s traveling through Japan for two weeks on vacation with a friend.
Fun thing #2: My supervisor from Mr. Company is replacing me here, and she arrives on Wednesday night. We overlap for two days, which means I get to show her around. I like playing tour guide, and I forgot how much fun that can be.
Fun thing #3: In five days, I’ll be back in the air, headed home. I’ve missed home so much. I’ve missed my girlfriend Amelie a ton, and I’m looking forward to having proper snuggles. The most human contact I’ve had since my arrival in Japan has been the occasional handshake.
I fly out of Narita on Saturday, and I’ll land in Detroit an hour before I left. International flight time travel for the win! Here are some of the things I’m looking forward to:
- I mentioned Amelie up there- I’m super stoked that I get to go see movies with her again- movies and dinner are one of our favorite dates. I missed out on Pitch Perfect 2 and Tomorrowland. Ant Man is coming up though, and that’s excellent.
- I’m looking forward to catching up with my family in real time. I missed a lot of things while I was here- my oldest niece had a birthday dinner at Melting Pot with almost all of my family, and I hate that I missed it. My youngest niece had a recital, and I hate that I missed that too.
- I get to go back to Tijuana Flats! After five weeks, I’ve got Taco Lust like you would not believe.
- I miss driving my car. I kinda forgot what it feels like. Last week, I remembered very suddenly that I have satellite radio in my car. I’d forgotten.
In a week or two, I’ll start to post more about my time in Japan. I saw a great deal here, and I have a lot to share. Until then, I’ll leave you with this picture of me at the Daibutsu (Great Buddha) in Kamakura, just outside of Yokohama: