Sunday, April 8, 2007
I live in Japan.
This isn't new. I've been here for three years. In that time I've started...oh, I'd guess four different blogs as an attempt to get back into the habit of writing daily. Will this one work? I'm not optimistic.
But I will try, so let's leading off with a 'how the hell are you' post to remind those of you who know me that I do indeed still live.
I still teach English at Shimin Junior High and Michimori Senior High in Fukui-shi, Fukui-ken, Japan, Land of Make Believe. I vary from many in that I actually like the job, actually like Japan, and am a bit ambivalent about coming home.
I'm married to a nice lady at the moment. Things are interesting. I won't be talking about this aspect of my life because...because.
While in Japan I have enjoyed a lot of Japanese things and hated a lot of Japanese things. I've met people and made friends. I've had a lot to drink and eaten things...well, they aren't standard fare back home in Kentucky. I've forgotten birthdays, missed weddings, and generally been a horrible friend because I live in Japan and it's like being the boy in the bubble. In a theoretical sense I know America still exists, but it doesn't occur to me to really ponder it longer than a few minutes at a time.
I promise from here on out I'll try something more specific.