There was a really bad earthquake in Japan that some of you may have heard about. It was much farther up than Osaka. I felt it between 10-10:30 AM on Monday, but it was very minor here. Had I been asleep I doubt it would have even woken me up. I have felt an aftershock or two as well, but nothing has been strong enough to even make my dishes clink.
I am really sad about leaving school. I know it is the right thing for me in the end, but right now is particularly hard. I have given my email out to the really great kids and one boy has just been emailing me non-stop. He wrote the sweetest thing to me in his latest email:
"I have many memorys be with you.
I met Osaka Castle you.
I met in TSUTAYA [a video rental store] you.
I met in game shop you…"
Keep in mind that these meetings took place randomly over three years. He can remember meeting me at Osaka Castle three years ago! It is just really unexpected, touching, and I admit kind of painful to know that I had that affect on someone's life and now I am moving away from it.
Like I said, I'm sure it's the right thing to do and I am very happy to see my friends, family，dogs, be able to speak the language, and eat American food again, but for now it's hard to not be a little sad. My life here is coming to an end, and it is tough.