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Tynan goes to Japan : Part One

So, I'm in Japan right now. I stayed up all night packing, laundering, and cleaning the kitchen so that it would be pleasant when I got back. Jonah and Evan hung out with me to keep me awake. The best part was that I miscalculated the time and had to race to the bus station at top speed on my electric skateboard with my suitcase on my back. Luckily it's the best suitcase ever, so that was doable.

Todd and I made no plans prior to our day of departure. No hotel. No tours. Nothing. We didn't really even read about Japan. Early that morning, though, I scrambled and wrote some posts to craigslist looking for a place to stay. One guy responded, offering a very cheap room with bunk beds near Tokyo. With no better alternatives, we agreed.

Our flight went without incident. I spent it learning Mega Memory, watching Survivor Season 3, and sleeping just enough to get adjusted to Japanese time. Todd took a video of me sleeping, snoring, and tossing my head left and right as I tried to stay situated on the tiny little headrest.

Am I moving back to New Zealand?

On Alan's Journey

I don't know yet, but I'd like to.

I moved to Wellington, New Zealand in 2000, and had quite a few of the best years of my life over there before coming back to Australia in 2007.

Last year I was thinking about moving back there, and looked into the cost of shipping my car from Australia to New Zealand. I was surprised and happy to find it would only be a couple thousand dollars.

Yesterday I had someone ask me if I wanted a permanent job in New Zealand. Naturally I was interested, so I have them my CV to give to their NZ contact. Now I wait to see if they're interested.

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