Tomorrow (October 5th) I am leaving for Okinawa with Flora, Chris, & Canadian Heat. I will be gone for about 5 days. It should be really slick. I have no idea what we are going to do, but my Tanigawa bag is all packed so adventure ahoy.
Good news, Katie has gotten her Japan assignment. She is going to Matsue, which is on the western peninsula that juts out over Shikoku. It is about three and a half hours away. That kind of sucks, but it should be noted that 3 hours >> 16 hours. I am happy for her. She seems pleased with her spot. She will work in a school rather than crappy telephone lessons. Matsue is a beach front town with mountains (because this is Japan and every town has mountains). It looks pretty lovely. Will Rockapella ever sing there... no. But, we does it have a beach you would actually want to swim in... yes. So it sounds like a fair trade. I am happy for her, and you should be too.