Monday, June 26, 2006

Had a 3 day weekend and so a bunch of us went to Kume Island where Andrew and Deidre live. It's a 4 hour ferry ride from Naha, Okinawa. Awesome weekend spent relaxing, playing, and indulging in food and spirits.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

So I asked my cousin, Chieko, if I could have a CD-R. She says, "sure, it's in the cupboard." I'm like ok and start looking thru. After a minute I figure out why I can't seem to find the CD-Rs, at the bottom of the cupboard is a box of cereal. She thought I was asking for cereal, LOL. Come on, laugh with me. By the way, keep in mind, I'm in Japan. Bye Bye

Saturday, June 03, 2006

It's only 3:35 but I feel like the entire day is over. I was supposed to do a mini triathlon today but I hurt my leg yesterday in a soccer game so day is been reduced to a day of sitting, eating, sleeping, and reading. I can't remember the last time I did absolutely nothing for an entire day. There's a lot of I need to do but today I can't seem to muster up the energy to. Funny, considering I was going to do 3 sports today. My naps aren't even productive as mosquitoes always seem to attack me when I just start to dream. Does anybody else ever not to anything at all for a day, and I don't mean the "hangover do nothing" days.? It's all so new to me and I don't like it. So I sit here in my relative's house alone waiting for my cousin to come home so we can trade cars so I can drive back to my apartment. The seconds feel like minutes, the minutes like hours, my eyelids grow heavy. Time for my 13th nap of the day.
Random Musings ( Oh how they bring me such joy)
So 2 months until I start the next chapter of my life. I've begun preparing by shaving my goatee, changing my hairstyle (no more mohawk), cleaning my apartment, contacting my successor, worrying, getting nervous, and still having no concrete answers. Wow, how that just went downhill.
Been doing quite a bit of reading lately, just finished Philip Pullman’s, His Dark Materials trilogy. It was quite fascinating. You might have heard about it, it's the trilogy where God (the authority) dies. The book came off as fantasy but introduced some interesting questions for me. With books like The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, and Philip Pullman's books, Religion has become a popular topic. I was a party last week with all Americans and some people were having a conversation. At one point, religion and beliefs became the topic and one of the ladies said she didn't feel like talking about it but proceeded to dive head first into why she didn't want to talk about it. The talk about religion lasted for a bit. Well, I've digressed enough and feel that it is time for me to go to bed or at least to change topics.

My current book I'm is The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. I'm about half way thru and am enjoying it quite a bit. Even though it doesn't seem to be a very happy book. Thus far, my favorite line in the book is, "Her kiss was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering." I've had trouble explaining that line to Japanese people.
As my time gets shorter in Okinawa, I find myself reminiscing and wondering what my future holds. When we are children, we are told we can do anything if we try. Looking back, I remember being told that but I can't remember having a dream. I can't recall what it is I wanted to be when I grew up. It saddens me because now that I'm an adult, I still don't know. I feel like I should know or that I should have figured it out a long time ago. Now that the innocence is gone it's tough to believe you can do anything. I guess I'll just have to try. Because I still have time. And in some ways I'm still a child. There's a little trace of innocence hiding somewhere in me.