I had a wonderful long weekend in Chiba. I really don’t have much time to write, but I wanted to post just a few photos. I was able to meet old and new friends and even got to go to Costco for the first time in Japan!

with Yukiko Junko 2

With Yukiko (my former Japanese teacher) and Junko

at Matthias'

with international friends eating tacos  – I met folks from Zimbabwe for the first time in my life


Alexis was one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen!


with dear Ayako, one of my best Japanese friends


In Asakusa, Tokyo – I have no idea what that gold thing is!

I am well aware that my time in Japan is getting shorter and shorter. I’ve started to tell friends that I will be leaving in September and it’s been sad.  I still haven’t got my ticket but hopefully I’ll get one by the end of next week!