I am in Japan.
There is a small chance I left the wire that connects my digital camera to my computer at home. I'll find out Friday when they deliver my luggage.
I remembered my passport, so that's good.
Im not really sure what time/day it is. But I do have to be up in seven hours to continue my journey to Kudamatsu. So far the trip has been pretty good. Except that I packed way too much and had to throw a lot of stuff out at the Boston airport.
And I exchanged too much money at the Detroit airport, where it was basically $1=100yen. Not good. But the four hours sitting at the bar was good. The flight was only bearable because of my new Jeffery Brown comics and the inflatable neck pillow I bought impulsively.
And the company was really great with picking us up at the airport, setting up the luggage delivery, buying bus tickets, taking us to the hotel.
Right now Im at a hotel in Osaka. It's a small room and thank god Im all by myself. I did go out with my fellow travelers tonight to get sushi and drinks. It was easy to order food with no fish. We're all cautiously optimistic about the company. So many people have quit, they need us! Tomorrow when I meet my roommate I'll find out what's really up with the pay.
From what Ive seen of Osaka it seems really fun. I only walked around a bit, most of the time holding four huge bags and sweating. Everything here is so small and bright. There are tons of bicycles. You could play dominoes down the streets. The people are so hip and pretty. I wish I could be more poetic or descriptive for you, but they'll be pictures and drawings. That's what Im good at.
With all the uncertainty, it was really worth coming here. Even if I dont end up staying the whole year.
I bought some weird juice with a purple carrot on it.
I'm so tired and a total zombie right now. And the next few days are going to be crazy with travel, paperwork, trains, bank accounts, finding things, updating my blogs, my training in Hiroshima, sleep. And finding an adapter before my laptop battery dies.