And I’m back.
Not only was I away from this blog for a while, but also from this country (I refer here to my adopted country of Japan). As I mentioned a few times in previous posts, I returned to Canada — and more specifically to my hometown — for a just-over two-week visit that was very much appreciated (following a four-year exile). It was trip spent with family and friends, enjoying good food, good weather, nice outings — fuck yeah kayaking — and good drinking.
In short, good times.
My return was extended by a couple of days due to problems with our flight from United Airlines — which was then made even worse by United’s false promises, that culminated with me being told in Newark that I was to “take [my] seat or get off the plane.” I was not treated like a customer, but rather like someone who was imposing on them.
It was at this point that I really missed Japan.
I’m not quite sure how I feel about being back yet. I’m certainly not happy with the heat — I was really hoping that it would have gone down a bit by the time I returned (it hasn’t). And I know that I’ll get back to appreciating the things around me, but for now I need to be honest and say that I would have liked an extra week or two back home.
But hey, at least I got back in time for the launch of the autumn beers.