Hi everyone! It's been a week. A full week. We are back. We are safe.
In one week, we've managed to accomplish a lot. We bought a car, we both bought cell phones (they suck SO BAD compared to Japanese cell phones), we moved into our apartment for the summer, changed over our yennies, and even managed to celebrate my mother's birthday yesterday!
How are we? Hmmm... Well, we've always liked "newness", and starting over fresh, so I guess in a way we're enjoying the excitement of that. And of course it's wonderful to catch up with family and friends, and enjoy their extended presence again.
But something's not quite right.
I know that we're not quite okay when I get so angry at my useless Canadian cell phone that I want to smash it to pieces... when my most exciting moment of the day occurs when I find sushi rice at the local Asian food mart... when I sigh softly at the mention of places like AEON, SaveOn, Joyful Honda, or products like Pocky, Kirin, dashi...when I long to take a walk past Daidai and down amongst the rice fields again...
But keep in touch, okay? Don't stop your friendly little emails. We need our friends in Japan just as much as we need them in Canada. (oh, and we like our American friends, too...Kirlin)! And keep reading the blog. We still have to finish our travel journal...there's about one more week of that left, and it's the most exciting one, cause Joanne joined us! And then our blog will gradually shift to our new Canadian lives. So don't go away, please...