Yes this is me karate kicking over one of my coworkers at the beach. We were there last weekend and I thought it would be fun. This will be my last post from Japan. I am sitting in my hotel room now waiting for my girlfriend to wake up and reflecting on how amazing this experience has been for me. It seems like just yesterday that I was leaving the airport in Osaka to begin this adventure. Time flies when you are having fun and that is certainly a gross understatement of my life over this past year.
I am somewhat nervous for the return home as I am sure things will not be as I remember them. I think that this is an appropriate reaction though given that I felt a little nervous a few days before I left the first time. I also still have yet to go through any culture shock so I think it’s safe to say that it won’t happen. I think that people and the organization of their societies/cultures are interesting to analyze from a geographical and sociological perspective but in the end we are all human and that makes us the same. I had a great time learning about this particular country and how humans live here.
I have seen and participated in so many wonderful things that I will most likely still be talking about this trip when I am old and gray. The connections and friendships I have made over this past year are going to be with me forever. I am not quite sure what I should write now. I think that about covers it.
I would like to sincerely thank anyone and everyone who has taken the time to read this blog and check up on me this past year. It really meant a lot to me to know that people were supporting me in this little adventure. Even if you don’t even know me and read it, thank you very much, I hope you enjoyed my blog.
See you in Canada!