It doesn’t feel like a year has gone by; in fact, I still feel as though I just arrived in Japan. Being back in the States was fun, but when I came back here, it was as though I never left. As though the time I had with my friends and family was all just a wonderful dream. Thank God for pictures–evidence if you will. It really happened. You really did eat Leg of Beast. All kidding aside, coming back to Japan was bittersweet. But I’ll be back next year, and especially because this is my last year in Japan, I want to make this time worthwhile. I want it to be more than just pictures and fuzzy memories.