Brain Dump

I haven’t written much here lately, so I thought a personal update was in order. This will be completely random, though, so list-form it is…

1. Studying Japanese is interesting and even fun, but at the same time really, really draining. Some days, four hours of class feels like a full 8-hour work day. But I soldier on.

2. If you’ve been following this blog, this won’t surprise you, but in the last year I’ve really re-discovered my love of comics. I’ve got a couple of solid ideas in development, and hope to launch one soon, but I basically only have time on my one day off each week to work on it. Of course, if I was better at managing my time, I might be more able to squeeze it in, but that’s a topic for another time…

3. My new English class for youth starts this Sunday at my church. We’ve got about 5 or 6 kids planning to join us, which is a good-sized group to start with, I think. Should be fun. But I’m not sure what level their English is at, so the first two or three weeks will be pretty experimental. I found some good curriculum, though, so once I get into the swing of things the prep time should be minimal.

4. Apparently I’m supposed to pay taxes in Japan this year, if I understand the law correctly. But fortunately (again, if I understand things correctly) I don’t have to pay taxes in Canada if I’m paying them abroad. I really have to look into this and get some clarity, though. It’s on my to-do list…

5. Speaking of clarity, since I’m now in the second year of a two-year term in Japan, I’m praying for clarity about what happens next. I have no doubts about continuing on in Japan, but where and in exactly what capacity I’m not sure. I have some crazy ideas, and believe a vision is forming. But how this should play out is not year clear. I have 11 months left, but I’m sure that will fly by quickly, and I’ll need to plan at least a few months ahead. So year, I’m praying…

Brain dumped.

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2 thoughts on “Brain Dump

  1. Tossakanmuri

    Hi Robin it’s yuka.
    I didn’t know that you like comics.

    If you have a chance to go to Kyoto,
    you should visit Kyoto International Manga Museum.

    Blessings for all you do.
    Cheer

    Reply

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