I’m at Starbucks right now, where I just ran into an old friend. One thing I’m enjoying about being back in Canada is randomly running into old friends and acquaintances whenever I’m out in public. My hometown is just small enough that it happens pretty much every time I’m out. In Japan I live in a city of over 2 million people, on top of the fact that I’ve lived there a relatively short time, so it happens far less frequently. It’s an interesting contrast. I miss the big city, but there are definitely some things I like about smaller cities too.
This week I feel like I’ve finally gotten back into some semblance of a routine after some time on the road. In particular I’ve studied Japanese more the past few days than I have in a couple of months. I’ve also been exchanging emails with some Japanese friends, which has been good practice, and much more effective than just sitting and trying to memorize stuff. It’s been good.
Speaking of Japanese friends, one of my closest friends from the Nagoya church is planning to come visit me for a week or so in March. This news pretty much made my week. I’m looking forward to showing him around and seeing Canada through Japanese eyes. Should be a blast.
This past Sunday I visited Crosspoint Wesleyan here in Fredericton, and this coming Sunday I’ll be at another local church, Corbette Avenue Wesleyan. It’s nice to have my Sundays booked but not be on the road for a couple of weeks.
You know what’s funny? After starting this blog post talking about running into old friends, I just ran into another, before I could even finish writing.
That’s a wrap for this week.