A year ago today I landed in the land of the rising sun, when I landed the sun was setting, but after 20+ hours on 3 different flights and time traveling 2 days in the future I stepped off the plane in Tokyo too tired to do the somersault routine I had planned. For the first couple hours it was very overwhelming, the sights, the sounds, the pace was all almost too much for my tired mind and body but alas by the second day I had already gotten lost, reconnected to the internet and made love to a train.
I still can’t quite believe it has been a year already, I have no idea when I will make it back to Japan but with time moving so fast I know it will be sooner than I think. While frolicking through for 3 weeks I made 6 video blogs that when I re-watch them now it feels so nostalgic. So I thought why not share my nostalgia with those who have been following my blog before during and after my Japan trip and also introduce the videos to those who might have not seen them.
In my case the dream was visiting Japan, but to anyone reading this post and watching the videos who have a dream or something they want to achieve but think it is too great a task, take my advice; break it down into bite sized pieces, spread it out over a predetermined period and document the journey to the prize/goal/finish line.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.