Unholy bean-licking umbrella stands, Batman!
I don't know what happened. I seriously don't. I mean I knew it was happening, and then - blink - it's been 6 months since the last time I posted.
There's been a lot going on since then. I was busy with a friend that came to visit for a while. But mostly I've been studying. The programme I work on (JET Programme) has a 5 year limit. It's my 5th year. I've decided that I want to stay, which means I need to find a job next year. In my linguist/writer mind that also means that I need to be ABSOLUTELY FLUENT. This includes being able to read and write. (Ever heard of an illiterate writer?) So I've learnt 1000 kanji (Japanese/Chinese writing characters) in a little under a year. And right now, I'm studying for a comprehensive Japanese exam at the end of the week.
I haven't written in eons (studying, remember), so I don't know how many writing-related posts will go up. And I'm saving (in the face of joblessness) so I don't know if there will be any giveaways for a while. And I still have a lot of studying to go, so no guarantees on posting every day either.
But I still have stuff to say, and I miss saying it.
So I'm back.
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