The trip to Okinawa was really quite wonderful. I did happen to break my glasses while waiting for my connecting flight at Narita, and in the middle of trying to fix the one side that lost a screw, I knocked the screw loose from the other side and lost it. I’m still walking around with a (barely noticeable) staple holding my glasses together until I make it to the eye doctor tomorrow.
Aside from the broken glasses, and forgetting to pack deodorant when traveling to a nearly tropical island, things were simply amazing. Being immersed in Japanese once again forced me into trying to think in Japanese as much as possible, so that even when I was landing in LA after the trip was over I still caught myself trying to figure out how I would say this or that in Japanese.
The convention was a real blast, and I got to see lots of the people I met when I traveled to Nagoya back in 2009. All around, a worthwhile investment. And it has certainly inspired me to redouble my efforts to work on improving my Japanese.
Now that I’m back in LA, I’m working on an apartment search, and hoping for some time to get to work on my novel. I’ve got thirteen days to the next meeting of our writing group, so I better get cracking.