Last week I told a friend of mine that I would be moving to Japan in April. I had assumed that my friend already knew because I had been posting statuses on my Facebook, but I guess she must have missed them. Upon telling her she seemed to get a little angry with me. Accusing me of coming forward and “rubbing it in” that I am “doing something with my life” and that I’m “achieving my goals.” I never once tried to rub it in. The only reason I brought it up was because it was relevant to the conversation, and that inadvertently told her what was happening.
So from there she went on about how if I went she’d never see me again, and I told her how untrue that was. She informed me that video chatting didn’t count as “seeing” one another–but what she has failed to realize is for the past 3-4 years I haven’t seen her much, if at all. I think I can count on one hand how many times I have seen her physically. It makes me wonder how she would have reacted if I had already moved to Japan and ended up telling her once there. I am saddened that she was more angry at me than she was happy for me. I cannot help how her life ended up, and I can’t make her do what I feel she should do to become the woman she wants to be or wishes she could be.
Tomorrow I go to get my teeth whitened and I am unsure if they will do anything else while I’m there. Friday I see my oral surgeon and I’ll get to talk to him about my recent concerns. Hopefully my laptop arrives on time. That would be superb.
I recently obtained an account with both blogging sites and have come to the conclusion, after playing around with them both, that I enjoy WordPress much more than Blogspot. It may quite possibly be due to the fact that WordPress doesn’t want to force me to link my gmail account with everything, thus messing me up on other accounts (like Youtube, because my gmail account was banned from Youtube for some messed up reason).
So, WordPress, you have me at your disposal. Be gentle as I am new to this “blogging” style. I am a Livejournal girl through and through, but due to recent events I realize I must create a more public hub to post about things than remain constantly private via my LJ. Besides… LJ is SOOOO emo now–or so they say.
My mother and grandmother have decided to pitch in together to buy me a small, hand-held digital camcorder because they realize the time difference may make it difficult to chat online and they would like to see me in some form so… video it will be!
And each day that passes I become more increasingly aware that I will be spending my birthday alone for the first time in my life. Oh WHY, oh WHY did my birthday need to fall on a week day! In the past I was always able to request off–but not this time. This time it’s during ORIENTATION week! I’m going to buy myself a slice of cake and get myself a can of beer from a vending machine and give a toast to myself. It’ll be a blast. 🙂
This April I start my new life in a new country with a culture very different from my own. I may have been to Japan in the past, back in 2008, but I have never been to Kyushu. I have always only stayed on the main island of Honshu. There are a lot of interesting things about Kyushu and Kumamoto City that I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with. For example there is the largest active volcano in the world practically within my back yard (exaggeration… it isn’t THAT close), Mt. Aso. Kumamoto also served as the shooting place for the Last Samurai battle scene from the movie The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise. Kyushu also has a lot of hot springs one can visit, as well, and the beach is a site to behold.
This will be the place where I talk about my life experiences, show pictures and videos of daily life in Kyushu, Japan, and do my best to show Japan as real as I can show it. Food, culture (festivals), entertainment, public transportation, the sights and the sounds… If you’re interested in learning about Japanese culture and Japan, feel free to subscribe and stick around. I’m not one to usually write in Japanese, but I may talk about the language gaps I have noticed and words that are awkward to me.
P.S. Up until I leave for Japan my posts will talk about my daily life within my fleeting days of living in America. They may include information I have learned about relocating to Japan, the things I need to prepare for, etc., and they may include my time I spend with friends and fun times.