It's been a long time...

My last post was April 3, and here it is more than two weeks later. I haven't forgotten about you all! I've been sick. Last week was a cold, and this week is something else - lots of congestion, which is causing me to cough, which in turn is causing headaches, throat pain and neck aches. Needless to say, I have no interest in writing when I get home from work.

Speaking of work, I have a vacation coming up! April 29th is when my Golden Week vacation starts, and I'll be in Hiroshima and Kyushu taking in all the sites down that way. I plan on visiting two amusement parks, catching two Japanese baseball games (the Hiroshima Carp and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks), trying my first onsen (spa), and more. Oddly enough, I'll be visiting both cities which have had nuclear bombs dropped on them (Hiroshima and Nagasaki), which means I'll be visiting their memorials as well.

This whole month has been pretty busy! I finally made it to Fuji-Q to ride Japan's best coasters, I visited Ueno Park a couple times, did some cherry blossom viewing, worked one Sunday, and will be going to some follow-up training this weekend.

I'm going to try to get back into the swing of things with posting. Hopefully I'm on the back end of this congestion/sinus infection type of thing and won't have a miserable weekend. It's supposed to rain on Sunday (my day off) which might put a dagger in my plans. No, really. Dagger. If it rains, I'm going to cancel my plans to go to a BayStars baseball game. I'm not really sure what I'll do if there's bad weather on Sunday. But I can figure that out when I get to the weekend!

So until my next post, have a lovely day!


  1. Nice to "hear" from you! I hope you get completely well soon. That's a great pic! Enjoy your vacation. It sounds like you have some great plans.

  2. Welcome back. I hope that you're better sooner than later.

    When you go to the games, who do you root for?

  3. PATP: Thanks, and for some reason (nearly a month later) I can't shake a small cough. But otherwise I feel fine!

    Mark: It depends on where I'm sitting. Most areas of a Japanese ballpark are hometown fans, but there is a section for visiting fans. It's considered really poor taste to cheer for the wrong team based on where you're sitting. I've been in home sections so far, though I've heard if I see a game against the Tigers, sometimes their fans can outnumber the home team fans.