Love that chicken…

Listen. I have every intention to enjoy my time in Japan. I don’t plan to seek out every American eatery and clothing store. I really really reeeaaallly hope my brain can get it together and learn Japanese. I even hope to adopt some Japanese fashion into my wardrobe. Hell, I bought a bike and take transit everywhere knowing FULL WELL I have been known to take the inconvenience of traffic and car payments to avoid public transportation. However, when it comes to Popeyes chicken… *sigh* I know it could be full of carcinogens and even has a foggy history of…

One month later…

It’s been a month since we arrived in Tokyo. And in the last 30 days, we have experienced two typhoons, an earthquake, many tears, more laughs, several visits to Ikea, and far too many meals at fast food restaurants. It has been challenging, to say the least. But now we are settled into our apartment. Jumping head first into work and school, we have not had much time to explore Tokyo, but we are looking forward to more lazy Sundays and free weekends to be tourists in this city we now call home. In reflecting on the last month, here are some…

It’s not all sunshine and rainbows.

It’s been raining almost constantly for the last 5 days here in Tokyo. Which puts me in a very somber mood. It’s as if Mother Nature is conveying what we’ve been feeling the last few weeks here. This move has been far from easy and we’ve been struggling finding our way both in this city and with each other. I’ve been feeling guilty and really bad because I’ve basically forced this kid to move to a country where he knows no one or the language and he now has to attend this school that is so traditional, that he’s being…