I’ve finally taken my first, gigantic step into the heart of Japan!
It’s been an incredibly busy month, with work starting mere days after I moved in, and the apartment, beautiful as it is, is nowhere near furnished!
In fact, it’s still missing it’s most important feature: My fiancee!
Aside from substituting her body for a pillow to snuggle with at night as I weep myself to sleep, I haven’t been lonely in the slightest.
All set up and ready to draw!
The first thing I noticed after setting up my PC is that for some reason my apartment’s internet is free.
It’s some sort of weird package deal that comes with the place.
Lightning speeds, though.
This morning I was clocking in at around 110 Mbs over Wifi and 200 Mbs through cable.
I’ve made a bunch of friends at work, and all the kids I teach are absolutely adorable.
Unlike my previous school, I’m in charge of almost all the preschool activities and classes, and occasionally teach after school classes with older students.
It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta fill these abnormally large ambassador’s boots!
We’re currently holding our first ever Summer School!
It’s a two week event with loads of games and activities that not only gives kids a safe place to make new friends and enjoy the summer break, but allows them to learn and practice English every single day.
We also held our first sports day, but the weather was just too hot and humid we had to do it indoors!
Lastly, in the wee hours of the morning, I have decided to return to Final Fantasy XI, and finally finish it up once and for all.
After all, it is one of the best and longest games I have played in my life.
I am getting closer and closer to the end of the story as each update passes.
Just a few more months until it ends for good, and I am really, really excited!
I thought MMOs were meant to go on forever!
I managed to finish my first and only Mythic Weapon, a rare item that took over 300 hours to complete, working on-and-off since it was released.
Obtaining this item is a monument to my love for the game, and gives me a feeling of complete closure.
I’ve also been playing a ton of games with my other artist buddies over Steam.
They’ve been great at keeping the loneliness and homesickness at bay!
That’s all there is to it, really! Once the apartment is looking a bit better maybe I’ll give you a tour!
Until then, pray that I don’t melt, and wish me luck making it in the big city!
You can follow most of my adventures on Twitter!
Thanks for reading!