Well things are just about to come to a close here in Japan. There's so much to say and tell, but I feel I would communicate it all so poorly here in text. Therefore I will give you a glimpse of my thoughts and experiences through my favorite mediums: music and art. I thought the song particularly appropriate and any of the photos I'm not in means I am standing behind the camera.

Before I go I want to say THANK YOU to everyone for your love and support while I have been away. Your emails, texts, blog responses, and video chats have kept me from feeling completely disconnected. I have always been a very independent person unafraid to explore and try new things and this is probably the pinnacle experience of those characteristics. However, it would have been so much more difficult for me to accomplish such things with out the encouragement of all of you, but especially my parents. They were not here to witness any of this, but I thought about them everyday, and I have come to realize how much of them I see reflected in myself.

That about wraps it up. Enjoy.



I have to say, I love this image! There is no better feeling than an empty e-mail box. Tasks have been accomplished, people have their answers, and I will sleep soundly.



So I have been here for almost 11 weeks now and I still have trouble deciphering english with a Japanese accent. It is a lot like the game Mad Gab - Aunt Lisa would rule.



Just a quick note to let you know that Aimachi will be in Chicago for two days of rehearsal on the 12th and 13th of April at:

Rosemont Convention center
5555 N. River Rd.
Des Plains, IL 60018

Monday rehearsal is from 2 pm until 7 pm

Tuesday is from 10 am until 2 pm.

If you are unable to travel to Dayton for the performance (and I know this is the case for most people) but would still like to see what I have been up to for the last 2 months in live action, this is the next best thing. The practices should be open to the public and would not cost you anything. I can't promise I will have a great deal of time to talk, but maybe you'll like what you see. It would mean a great deal to me if you came, but I know schedules are hectic.


OK. This is my last full week in Japan land. Please check back just a few more times for the last posts leading up to my departure.

I will see you soon.



This picture has nothing to do with anything.



Night shots of the Shinjuku District in Tokyo. I can't even explain how awesome it was. Hopefully these pictures say the words for me.