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Friday is Mountain Day!

I have no idea what Mountain Day is or what it celebrates, but it’s on Friday! Only one more work day this week before the three day weekend! Our Japan office observes a lot more holidays than the offices in the US . . . jealous.

When I was talking to my partner this afternoon I realized that I only have 6 more days of work here before going home. With the three day weekend and the Saturday before I leave, that makes up the rest of my time here. Before my partner and I lived together when I would travel, I wouldn’t be in any kind of rush to get home. But now, I’ve gotten used to having him around, and I really like it. I miss him when he’s not around.

Who thought I was talking about a lady when I was saying “partner” earlier? 😉

Don’t worry, that happens all the time, neither one of us are ever offended.

I don’t call him my boyfriend, because he never has been.

Neither of us had good luck in the past with relationships, and the boyfriend/girlfriend labels seems to come with expectations, and neither of us wanted that.

I wish I could adequately explain just how different that little change in our relationship made, but I don’t think I would be able to do it justice. Leave a comment if your interested though, and maybe I’ll try 🙂



I got to Tokyo yesterday.

My boss currently lives in Tokyo and flew me out here for two weeks!

This is my first time in Japan and my first time in Asia. Well, basically my first time in Asia. I’ve walked across the bridge in Istanbul.

I’ve done a pretty good job, so far, of keeping the jet lag at bay. I slept for almost 12 hours last night and woke up with my alarm this morning.

The office here is small. Like, really small. Today there are 7 of us here. It’s intimate, to say the least, lol.

Yesterday when I got in my boss took me for a little stroll around the neighborhood and showed me where he lives. I met a few of the kids (he has 8) and he pointed out the grocery store where I could get things like cereal.

For lunch today, we all went out to a place around the corner from the office. I have no idea what it was called or what is what that I had, besides knowing that it was pork. It was delicious!

The office has a private room, so that’s where I’m staying. It’s not ideal, but the “bed” is comfy, the air condition works and the shower has great pressure!

I just found out that Friday is a holiday here!! Three day weekend! It’s Mountain Day. I have no idea what that is, but I am happy to celebrate it!

I’m thinking about going to Disneyland Tokyo next week while I’m here. I mean, when am I going to have that opportunity again?! It’s actually pretty close to where I am.

I’m going to try to blog everyday I’m here, if only for me. I like to be able to come home from a vacation (this isn’t vacation) and be able to actually say things that I did, instead of saying “I did a lot”, haha.

More from Tokyo tomorrow!