September 25, 2007

Movin' on

Well, school's finished. For good, I mean. Yep, 1,446 (count 'em!) hours of Japanese study later and my Japanese still sucks. Hehe :(

The graduation ceremony was last Friday. All very emotional. Or it would've been had I not been quite so hungover (it was my birthday the day before).

So what's next...well, for those of you I haven't already told, I was lucky enough to get a job lined up at a publishing/communications company near Nagoya (i.e. a 50 -odd minute train journey from my current location). So I'll still be in the area, and it's nice that I can remain in an area where I have friends and a support network (god knows I'll need one), and it's nice to think that I will be able to come back to Okazaki from time to time, hang out at the local (to the school) bar, meet people etc.

So, I need to change my student visa to a work visa. This process takes a varying amount of time (usually about a month), and while this process is going on I am given a kind of in-limbo visa which doesn't allow me to either leave the country or rent a proper apartment. So, when I leave my apartment (I have to be out tomorrow) I am going to move temporarily to an old, nearby house belonging to a friend of a friend, that they were kind enough to agree to let me stay in. No Internet so...I may be out of communication for a while (I'll still be checking e-mail as often as possible).

Anyway, must get back to packing, will write more later (probably).


Anonymous,  September 26, 2007 12:02 PM  

みき 敬具

an observer September 26, 2007 11:16 PM  

Congratulations on your graduation and your new job! Best of luck to you!

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