Being back in the states kinda sucks. But that’s what vacations are, an escape from reality. It was a much needed get away. Japan really opened up my eyes. Partly because I was out there by myself. Mostly because I was way out my comfort zone. I think everyone needs to go out somewhere foreign by themselves at least once. I got lost so many times in so many ways, but for some reason everything fell into place and in the process I found a lot of myself. I’m way more confident, outspoken, goofy, patient and understanding. This trip helped me with a lot of personal problems as well. Basically, I learned to live in the moment, roll with the punches, treat everyone and everything with the utmost respect.

I met a whole a bunch of people from all over the world. I even met a chick from my hometown hahaha. What are the odds?! I think this was one of highlights of my trip. Making new friends and learning where they come from. Everyone had a story and despite the definite language barrier, I enjoyed each and every conversation I had.

Shout out to:

  • Shahmir (Singapore)
  • Anna (Tokyo)
  • Shaun (London)
  • Adam & Will (Australia)
  • The Koga Family (Nagasaki)
  • Joy (San Francisco)
  • Alei (Spain)
  • Tomoko (Nagasaki)

Feel free to ask any questions or submit your own pictures/videos of your own adventures. Until next time!

PEACEASY

Anonymous Asked
QuestionNice blog. Love the Japan photos. However I noticed that you labeled one of the photos featuring paper tied to a rack as "prayers". This is inaccurate. Prayers are typically written or carved into wooden tablets that are hung on a rack at the shrine. The papers in your photo are bad luck fortunes that were tied there so the kami of the shrine could deal with it instead of bringing the bad luck home. Answer

Ooooh. Thanks for clearing that up. My cousin told me they were prayers and she’s been living there for awhile now so I assumed she was correct. I’ll change it asap.

My Japan trip in 6 1/2 minutes

It looks a hell of a lot better on HD. Go to my vimeo page @ http://vimeo.com/34551318

See ya!

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Helped me sleep for about an hour or 2.

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Gross funny story:

I had to deuce and there were 3 stalls. 2 regular one’s and this one. The 2 regular one’s were occupied for the longest time. I was not about to squat hahaha!

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Ham Fettucini

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Fried Chicken & Fries

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My whole entire trip consist of looking for these little fuckers. My very last hours I found them. HOLY SHIT!

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It was by pure luck that I got to the right terminal.

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