It was in my second year in The Village that I really started to delve into the community and figure out how to get by in Japan.
My first trip to Kyoto necessitated the purchase of five disposable cameras. These were my first photos ever.
Socks gets a girl, the K.s disappear, and I return to Shizuoka for another round of Gaijin Kabuki.
On my way to Akita, torrential rain strands me in P. Rock just long enough to bid farewell to Socks.
I learn how to make mochi, then I teach my kids how Christmas is really supposed to be done.