I love the manga Akira, which is where this drawing is from. Pretty amazing after 36 years it’s still relevant today.
Well, times have been a little tough lately because of the virus we are still in isolation. So I’ve been at home more lately. I do miss teaching and I realized how much I enjoy making it interesting for the students. Of course it can be a tough job.
I’m very ready for the locked to be over and hopefully it will after May 6. The I’d be lying if I said the isolation wasn’t getting to me a little. But that’s life, you gotta make the best of it. I do what most people do during these times, take walks and listen to podcasts, talk to old friends and family via Skype, etc. I’m kind of lucky because I like to write and it helps me stay ground just by putting this blog up. I remember when I started it back in my tiny apartment in Beijing a few years ago. I’d been to six countries and wanted a place to write and record my thoughts while in Asia. I wasn’t even sure exactly what I wanted to write about. I just knew I want to try.
This past weekend I took the bus into the downtown area just to see if an arcade place was open. After I got off the bus I walked I found the the arcade was closed. The building was open with all the shops closed. It was kind of depressing. The wind was howling as I made my way back to the bus. It was a strong wind that I haven’t seen many times in my life. It literally slowed my walking and blew my headphones from my ears. It was almost like a hurricane wind but no clouds or rain. We are on the coast and the air is really good here. I headed back and stopped at the grocery store. I bought some food for later. I forgot how expensive food is in Japan. After I bought my groceries I headed to the bus station. I thought thought about what I’m grateful for on the way. The bus came I got on and rode along. I got off and headed home.