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14 September 2005 @ 08:12 pm
I heart Japan  
Well aside from the WORST nightmare last night, I'm doing alright. I have to go and renew my visa tomorrow........ speaking of which...

..the day after tomorrow (Sept. 16th) is my one-year anniversary of moving to Japan! Wow... it's really been that long, I can barely believe it. I miss a lot of things from America, but even more than the food (you have NO idea), I miss the people. Athy, Nav, Elvy, Alsie, Karen, Jon, Ron, Val... the list goes on and on. People who still mean so much to me, even if I haven't seen them in a year or more, and ALWAYS will mean the world to me. ♥ I love you guys, and I always will.

I am trying to plan a visit back to the states for early this December.. To return to Japan right after Xmas I think. It depends on a number of things over here, really. I don't know any dates or even if I'll have the money then to do it, but it's in the back of my mind a lot right now.

But I have decided, just to make it clear, that I'm planning on staying in Japan for as long as I have a reason to. Definitely long enough to qualify for permanent residency status (10 years, yay no more VISA!!), so unless something changes, I'll be here..... but I'm DEFINITELY going to be making sure that I plan at least one trip back home a year. But Japan just calls to me so much that I can't go back. I ♥ Japan.
Current Music: Tenimyu Dream LIve 2nd - Shinkenshoubu to wa souiu koto
Bryan: Desert Beautyitzwicks on September 14th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)
Your adventures in Japan has been most enlightening. I feel like I'm riding shotgun with you. Thanks for sharing your various adventures with the rest of us.

Um, there better be a book down the road!

Claudia Santiago: gackt ~by hirenkoi~hirenkoi on September 14th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
May I Ask you something? Were you afraid when you move to a complete different place like Japan? I ask it cause I would be scared if I had to live in a different country... even more if this country is Japan. ^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 14th, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC)
Mmmm.... I was a little scared, but not so much. It was so exciting to finally go to Japan, and I'd never been abroad before! It was one of the most exciting experiences of my life!!
angeangelamori on September 14th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! I'll be missing you then, coz I'll be in Japan till Christmas. :\
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 14th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeeeeh?!!! Why aren't you staying longer? You'll miss Tenimyu and comicket and the Kime concert by less than a week!!! ;_;

When are you arriving? We'll have to hang out before I leave. ^^
angeangelamori on September 22nd, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
I'll be in Tokyo on the... 19th, I think. or 20th. Yup. ^_^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 24th, 2005 01:19 am (UTC)
Yeeps!!! I hope that I'll come back before you leave!!! ♥
angeangelamori on September 24th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
crikey... ♥s on you!!!
Mewgokumew2 on September 14th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
Back home was uhhh... Arizona??
Come on over and visit us in California!! =.DDD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 14th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
The home in my heart is Arizona for sure. But I will probably come to Washington where my family is, instead.

I've thought about trying to fly to AZ and CA, though. ^^ It depends on money. =D
Mewgokumew2 on September 14th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
Aah~ Well, make sure to let us know if you come our way! .^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 15th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
Haaaai!!! Of course, I definitely will!! ^___^
Fluffymarufluffymaru on September 14th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)

I'm like that, only in reverse. I love Japan, but not enough to live there. I would starve, and after 10 days, I missed every-day American culture too much to stay away.

But visiting about once a year would be my idea of paradise!
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 15th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
Ooooh!! I don't know it.. can you give me they url?
C L O V E R: YANAGI KOTAROH + BEAUTIFULidyllica on September 14th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful. :D I think once I finish up with highschool and offically enter college, I am planning to go to Japan sometime. I would love to see the culture and plainly...just everything.
My friend's friend went there, and he went during the fall...He showed me pictures...
Its beautiful.
Chiakichiaki777 on September 14th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
Mm permanent residence ^_^
明珠: yanagi/eleawin_iconskiku_cha8_8 on September 14th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
~~Happy 1 year aniversary~~!!
shy_hinatashy_hinata on September 15th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)
Gomen! I'm catching up on my LJ reading all at once, so I'm gonna reply to a bunch of things all in this reply ^_^;

That nightmare sounded uber scary...like...gah! I think I would've freaked out right then and there. And wow...you're staying in Japan for a good long time, huh? I'll have to bring more than just a few Reese Cups the next time I come. They're gonna look at me funny when I hit customs XD Your class is so cute!!! They must love getting their pictures taken.

I'm glad you're loving things where you are though. That's really important *nods*

*huggles* Stay well!!
long gone with her red shoes on: familyredshoeson on September 15th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
I think it's awesome that you want to stay in Japan permanently. Sooo jealous!! XD XD XD Do you just want to keep teaching English then?
tokyomade on September 15th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
eek, I didn't know where else to post this..
but may I add you?
you seem interesting from your profile alone.. what really got me is that you are a artist as well, and you did animation!

hope I didn't freak you out XDD
I hope you add me back

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 16th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
Sure! ^_^