Hello, boys and girls. I have officially landed in Portland, Oregon. Now I'm back in my hometown, relaxing and sleeping off my jet lag. I foolishly thought I had managed to overcome jet lag on sheer willpower, but that was before I woke up this evening at 7pm and realized how wrong I was.
It feels strange to be back in America, especially back in my own home. The culture differences were readily apparent from the moment I landed at LAX to catch my connecting flight. The bathrooms were far dirtier and everything was more expensive. The food tasted different and people complained a lot louder than they ever did in Fukushima. But these are all small things. I'm still glad to be back, and have already begun planning the next stage in my life.
Sadly, this means the end of the "Daily Life" blog. From hereonafter, I'll be pretty busy with job hunting and apartment hunting. You can follow me on Twitter (@nickshogun) or my other blog, NickFlickPick (which I need to update soon). I just want to say "thank you" for following me up until now, and I hope I have satiated your taste for Japanese culture. Believe me when I say getting to Japan is not that difficult... it's leaving that's the hard part!