|A fancy sushi dinner (Nat's stellar recommendation) where you order by how many pieces you want. By far the best sushi I've ever had in my life. I may have griped about the food at times, but Nanao's fresh fish is second to none!|
|The Noto Writer's Group, Plotters & Scribblers, held it's last get together at an all-you-can-eat yakiniku before going out for purikura and karaoke. I'm going to miss meeting up on Wednesday nights with this talented group of ladies.|
|My last day at my favorite elementary school. We went crawfish hunting, played "London Bridge," and ate cucumber snacks together. During the last period they held a Goodbye Ceremony for me, and I choked up during my goodbye speech because I saw the other teachers crying. Then, at everyone's request, I sang Let It Go in English, finishing off with the line 少しも寒くないは. ALL THE FEELS.|
|Goodbye little pokéball, you served me well (even after I couldn't drive you anymore). Yousuke, you have such an adventurous spirit, I hope to meet you again around the world!|
Every single staff member at Asahi Junior High School had an impact on my life. I cannot express my thanks enough to them. They are great teachers, and extraordinary human beings to succeed in the high-stress environment of Japanese work culture. Sharing a final dinner party with them made it all too real: this was goodbye... until next time.