When I first got here to Japan, I was thinking how long a whole year doing work here was. The first few days were packed full of things to do and places to go, but it still didn't seem to go by too fast.
Then life settled into a routine, and things started to speed up. And after a KHCN meeting, while talking with Shu and Ten, I came to realize that one year wasn't really quite as long as I had thought it would be.
And now one year is almost up. Having to prepare to say goodbye to friends, to try and settle what I need to do so I can leave the place, and to try to pack all my worldly belongings into three bags and hope it weighs less than 27 kilos... it's so difficult to do all that...
Good thing I'm coming back.