As many of you have likely noticed, updates have not been as plentiful as usual. That is because I have been a bit busy and not so much in the mood to blog as of late. This month has been an unusual one both at work and in my personal life.
This month, I had to return to New York for a little while to take care of a family emergency. Since I am now settled in Nagoya, the journey to get home can be quite the long one. Few planes leave Nagoya airport, bound for NY, so there is a commute to/from Tokyo in addition to the long flight.
I’m hoping to update more in the near future.
Being an expat, I’ve seen quite a few friends move away from Nagoya. This week, two of my friends are moving away. One of them contacted me last weekend with an interesting offer. They were trying to lighten their load by one camera and offered to sell it to me. I of course said yes.
I haven’t had much of a chance to use it yet, save for a few test shots. My weekend is pretty packed with a seven hour D&D game on Sunday and a couple of doctor visits on Monday. However, I may be able to take it out Monday evening.
Yesterday, we were hit by a strong typhoon, which caused Japan Railroads to cancel many trains. Because of it, I had to stay a bit longer in Tokyo, instead of returning to Nagoya.
Today, I slowly made my way from our company dorms in Saitama to Tokyo station. Then, I took a bullet train to Nagoya, and a taxi to my apartment.
Now, I’m getting sorted, and getting back into life in Nagoya. This includes Yamachan`s chicken wings.
My friend A’s birthday is today. She is one of the most amazing, creative, and sensible women I have ever met. Only good things, my dear.
Sorry for the lack of updates recently. Work has been obscenity busy and I’m still trying to get used to life in Tokyo.
Although my school is in Tokyo, I’m staying in Saitama. That means I have a hell of a commute each day.
Here are a few pictures of things you can see around my place in Saitama.
This morning I had to get up super early to catch a 9:20 bullet train. I’ll be spending all of .gv in Tokyo on business, so I had to pack over the weekend and get things ready last night after work. If all goes well, I’ll be back in Aichi come October.
Today was my first day back to work, but I had a lot of trouble falling asleep last night. My sleep schedule got messed up due to staying up late, then sleeping in, during my vacation. Since it was too hot to go anywhere, I adopted a more nocturnal lifestyle. That lifestyle doesn’t exactly match well with my work schedule…