May 10, 2013

The Post Golden Week


Hi there!

Did I mention I went on a family vacation? I think I may have been a little bit too hasty to get out of Tokyo to remember to post about it.

Can you even believe how quickly April was over? I remember at the start of April my every other thought was "I can't WAIT for Golden Week!" and then work just swept away my sense of time and before I knew it, May was right there before my eyes. Amazing how time keeps on playing tricks on me like that.

So yes, I am back from my family vacation. And I feel great.

My baby sister is still in boarding school so she couldn't come with us this time but the rest of us all met up in Okinawa, which is where I am originally from.

Well, kind of. My mother's side of the family is Okinawan, my parents met and got married there, and both my sister and I were born there. And while we did move away when I was four years old, I still consider myself "from" Okinawa, as that is where my roots lie. So going back to Okinawa is always a treat because a part of me feels like I'm going home but another part of me feels like an explorer! (And we all love being an explorer, am I right?)

I haven't exactly had the post vacation blues but I've been having the post vacation laziness. But I'm going through my pictures so hope to have them up soon!

Wishing you all a happy weekend! x

7 comments:

  1. You're from Okinawa?! That's south enough to qualify you as another southern barbarian! Kindred spirits and all that! :D

    Welcome back to the Big Mikan. So have you finished sorting your pictures? Nudge nudge hint hint.

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    1. Whooo-hoo!!! Are you letting me to join the southern barbarian association? (or are we too barbarian to even have an association? a club, then?) :D

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    2. PS: Still workin' on them pictures!

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  2. Instead of replying to this comment, please go write a letter to your grandmother (I hope she is doing well). You know, one she can hold in her hands and read over and over again. It doesn’t matter what you say. It is guaranteed to make her smile.

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    1. Well, I'd love to but I've just sent out a letter a few days ago and I don't have anything new to write as of yet. My grandma and I are very much alike and we both love snailmail...I love to send letters and she loves receiving them! :D

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    2. Great! I remember you mentioning how your grandmother loved snail mail (obviously).

      How are the stamps in Japan these days? We have been getting pretty good ones. For example bonsai, Miles Davis and Edith Piaf, love, and modern art, for examples.

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    3. We have new stamps in difference series like "anime" stamps or "prefecture" stamps constantly! We also always have a "寿" stamp especially for wedding invitations! :D

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