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03 March 2009 @ 08:24 pm
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Today, I got my student visa.

In one week... Well, nothing particularly interesting is happening a week from now. But...

In two weeks, I'm leaving the country.

In three weeks, I'm arriving in Tokyo, Japan.

In four weeks, I'm moving into my digs near Shakujii Kouen, in Nerima, Tokyo.

In five weeks, classes start.

In that span, I'll be having a birthday in Taipei, I'll most probably see the cherry blossoms and eat plenty of festival food (and drink a lot), sing a bit of karaoke, and meet an awful lot of people, both people I already know and people I don't know yet.

Interesting times. It's kind of hard to take it all in.
 
 
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asakiyume: O-jizo-samaasakiyume on March 4th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
It's fantastic that this adventure is so close to finally happening. Hope you occasionally post while you're there!
Douglas Triggs: warning: motivational hazarddoubt72 on March 4th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Well, I'll have to see if they have teh internets in Japan, but it's possible.
asakiyume: O-jizo-samaasakiyume on March 4th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
You'll become a phone blogger.
Dustybigmog on March 4th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Just remember that the day you leave is when everything exciting starts to happen at home too! >;D
Douglas Triggs: cateyesdoubt72 on March 4th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
Well, if by exciting, you mean leveling up, then I believe you. :-P
Allison Steinastein142 on March 4th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
It definitely won't be boring!
Douglas Triggs: ueno kouendoubt72 on March 4th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
I dunno about that.

Okay, maybe not. But after all that, when I'm head down in the studying, it might get boring.
thjazithjazi on March 6th, 2009 07:56 am (UTC)
Or not. I remember living in Italy studying Italian... never got bored. Just taking a walk is interesting... provided you don't walk the same route each time, but take the time to walk different ways and talk to different people. Storekeepers at small shops worked well for me.

Ahh, how part of me envies you and how the rest of me is happy for you. Do be sure to tell us of your adventures.

Douglas Triggs: beardoubt72 on March 7th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Well, I only say that because I am confident in my ability to get bored by anything.

It's unlikely I actually will, though.