久しぶりね! Long time, No see!

久しぶりね! Long time, No see!

久しぶり!(hiーsaーshiーburーri) or Long time, no see!
Hello my little Spirits, it’s been a while hasn’t it? (unfortunately, this post will be similar to a previous one)

I’m sorry that I haven’t been keeping you all updated on this blog. The truth is, I just became too busy and I put the blog into the back of my mind.

In the time that I’ve been away I have started tutoring english (in cafes), I started running 5k everyday (currently on hiatus due to achilles tendonitis), I have made many new friends and visited a few new places in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Because of all this, Living in Yamaguchi is starting to feel a little more normal.

So…what am I currently up to?

Although Yamaguchi is feeling like a place I can finally call home, I am currently in Osaka. I have been wandering around the streets getting lost, whilst Riku is busy in the north with his business trip. This is the first time that I have accompanied Riku, and I can say it is worth the journey.

I say it was worth the journey because I drove here, by myself, for five hours. But don’t fret! I’ve done many five hour driving trips back in the UK, sometimes without a rest stop (a mistake I corrected after my dog peed all over my car seat on the way back from Snowdonia).

photograph of car parked on side of the road
Road journeys in Japan are often worth it!

Now that I am in Osaka, I have left the car in a paid car park. Who needs a car when you have trains?

I had been dreading using the trains in Osaka, as my past experiences here have gotten me lost many times (funny because I never got lost of trains in Tokyo when I lived there). It turns out Riku booked us a hotel on the Midosuji Line. The Midosuji Line on the metro seems to have all the right places dotted along the length of it. I’ve been checking out Umeda, Namba and Shin Osaka for the past 3 days, without needing to change trains.

Tomorrow Riku has taken a day off of work. We will be heading to Kyoto to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary (Paper Anniversary). Although we still haven’t held a wedding event yet…I am sure that will come around one day.

But for now, I’m going to enjoy the big city lights of Osaka from the comfort of my hotel room.

photograph of city lights at night
Those beautiful lights from my hotel window.

~ Connie

2 Replies to “久しぶりね! Long time, No see!”

  1. I’m so pleased for you connie that you feel more relaxed in Japan and calling it home😘 , you got lots of adventures to do in life, just enjoy every moment of it, wish I could be there with you,
    Big happy Anniversary to you and Riku, have a wonderful day celebrating it . Lots and lots of love and hugs 🤗 Mum 😘😘

  2. Good to hear how you are getting on. Keep telling us what is happening over there as we are very interested to hear all your adventures. I am not too well these days and spend most of my time sitting in my favouring armchair and watching TV. Don’t have the energy or breath to go out for a walk, but Grandpa takes me down the garden every day for a stretch. We have had very hot weather, as you may know, for several weeks now, but it has cooled down for the last couple of days, which is better for us. Grandpa has to do the Sainsburys shopping now and usually gets it right, as long as I give him a list! I don’t like feeling like I do, not there’s nothing I can do about it, I’m afraid. My back is killing me now, so I will close. Keep in touch. Love Grandma x

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