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地震 (ji shin)

when i first came to japan 12 years ago all i wanted to do was see my friends.  the bug is still buzzing in my ear in 2011.  some things never change, but one thing is for sure, the world is not a round drum.  if it were, the vibration alone would leave people numb for weeks from that warm fuzzy feeling one gets when, and only when, a human connection is made.  the main question remains, as my friend says is to have confidence with oneself and that one can do anything by his or herself.  another friend who cannot meet is giving suggestions on what to do, but, how shall i put it, i like being around people and learning from them.  if i wanted to “people watch” i would watch a movie, or better yet a film.  there is a joy in this, but the main happiness, for me is a down and out great conversation.  years ago i talked philosophy along route 23 at a denny’s…perhaps i need to figure out a hobby that is not so expensive and just enjoy what i have…at this moment, take a look see, be confident and surprise myself.  maybe if i am lucky i can find a fallen unwanted tree and find a tool or two to make a taiko.  now, that would be awesome. 

ps, if this is me being blue, then i give it up.  i do not need it.  no thank you. 

pss stay tuned, if i have time on my hands, this blog will be updated many times today:)  yoroshiku ne.  maido happy…all day long.


About charleswinstead

having lived in japan for 3.5 years i wish to "go back to the island" as often as i can. i lived from 1999-2003. i went back in 2007, then again in 2011. i am a full time teacher, so the best time to go for me is during the summer vacation. it works out well because i love the sensational feelings i get in japan during the summer...especially playing taiko and eating lots of ma-cha ice.

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