In an ideal world, I would have lots of time to write this, and I would tell you all about my thoughts on Japan, blah blah. Naturally, I have no time, I have to pack and clean, and I haven’t canceled mycell phone yet. Ugh. I will leave you with some pictures from my farewell party. As for the insights, I’ll compose something on the 12 hour flight back to NYC and post when I get back. Thanks for reading, and I plan on keeping this journal going in NYC, to chronicle my adjustment process (i.e. reverse culture shock). I’ve only been gone a year, so it shouldn’t be too bad…I hope.