Back from Japan

Ok… So I just got back from Japan and I only have one thing to say.

I have found my home.

I nev­er should’ve left. Grant­ed I did vis­it as a tourist, but I did avoid the typ­i­cal tourist traps (exclud­ing Mei­ji Shrine). Even in my short stay (1 week), I believe I have seen enough to war­rant my pro­claima­tion. I have vis­it­ed over 10 coun­tries in my (short) life­time but Japan is hands-down the best coun­try I’ve ever vis­it­ed. Actu­al­ly, this was my sec­ond time and it was just as life-chang­ing as it was the first time I vis­it­ed. I’ve gone to Mex­i­co, Cana­da, Poland, Ire­land, Switzer­land, Rus­sia, Fin­land, Esto­nia, Japan and obvi­ous­ly the States — Japan was the only place that I real­ly felt that I could I fit in, even as a gai­jin. I didn’t get stared at, talked down, knocked over (except for some arro­gant Amer­i­can broad), slight­ed, ignored, sec­ond guessed or just plain dis­re­spect­ed as I nor­mal­ly get here in the States on a reg­u­lar, almost dai­ly basis. Addi­tion­al­ly, it’s no secret that they are gen­er­al­ly more tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced than we are — we have the States and the nuclear bombs to thank for that though. (Just so you under­stand I’m not being dis­re­spect­ful, after WWII end­ed by the extreme tat­ic of nuclear war­fare, William Dem­ming basi­cal­ly turned Japan around to a man­age­ment pow­er­house that even­tu­al­ly sur­passed the effi­cien­cy of the States best run com­pa­nies). The US is a top notch coun­try and I try not to take for grant­ed the lib­er­ties that I do have here. Hell, in oth­er coun­tries, blogs like this would be shut down imme­di­ate­ly (espe­cial­ly my real­ly nervi­ous post). The catch is, the laws writ­ten to sup­port and enforce our “lib­er­ties” are actu­al­ly just done to edu­cate the big­ot­ed major­i­ty.

Ok, ok… I’m get­ting off my soap box.
You pro­l­ly don’t care about this stuff any­way. All you care about is the cool stuff I saw in Nihon and report it.
And report it I shall. So, for my first post, I will talk about my new Ely­si­um key­board (that I am hav­ing such a hard time typ­ing on since it’s a Japan­ese key­board)…

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