It's my second year anniversary of being in Japan. I think this year I saw more friends and the times we had together were wonderful, even during the darkest days. Thank you all. :)
Recap of the previous year.
I took the JLPT3 and passed.
I went to Shinjuku and watched Bambino PLUS.
I saw the first Rikkai Tenimyu
I went to Nikko Edo Mura with yuki_scorpio and giving_ground
A Christmas miracle occurred and I got to see Rikkaimyu for a second time.
I went to one day of Winter Comiket.
I celebrated new year with friends.
I saw the very first Airmyu.
I saw ROCK MUSICAL BLEACH the LIVE Bankai SHOW code:001.
I played hanetsuki and won at karuta at the new year party.
I received my first(?) BPAL shipment.
I got a Mixi.
I practiced for my concert at a Noh theatre in Omote-Sando.
I performed in a Noh theatre in Omote-Sando as a flutist and singer.
I gave a speech in Japanese about Britain.
I went to a public bath for the first time and discovered that harem anime didn't lie to me.
kurayamihimitsu took me to the 100% Chocolate Cafe.
I saw Bleachmyu.
I left Funabashi Minamiguchi and Funabashi Keibajo branches.
A show called "Velvet Under World" was announced.
My parents-in-law visited Japan.
I saw Dream Live 4.
I went to Talat for the first time.
My cat saw for the first time.
I was surveyed for a radio program "Jam The World".
I went on a monjayaki cruise around Tokyo Bay.
I worked my first day as an ALT in a junior high school [flocked, for obvious reasons].
I went to the most extravagant hotel I have ever seen for my school's opening party.
I saw the second Airmyu.
I went to the first festival of the season, in Ochanomizu.
I went to a Thai festival in Yoyogi Park with starrbeam.
I saw Bambino 2.
I met up with suthrnbellechan for the first time.
I attended school sports day.
I moved apartment.
Zombies attacked Tokyo.
I started tabletop roleplaying again.
I met the number one under-14 girls tennis champion in Japan and she played just like someone out of Tennis no Oujisama.
I received my first paycheck for writing something.
I went to a Bon Odori. One of my most amazing experiences in Japan.
I went to an Awa-Odori, the Sumida River firework display and the Nishidai fireworks display.
I saw the second Rikkaimyu.
I went to a classical concert with my Japanese teacher.
I went to a Gundam exhibition with gokumew2 and nitaspitas
I went to Matsumoto with kuroe.
I went to the 100% Chocolate Cafe and Dr. Sketchy's with dilettantka.
I gave a speech in Japanese to a community group.
I watched Japanese street performers instead of eating Meguro sanma.
My parents visited Japan. We go to Yokohama, Kamakura, Takaosan, Hakone, Odaiba...
There's the first real pay delay at Nova.
I finished writing my novel.
My Nice Boss rushes through the paperwork to get my visa and crabsushi looks after me in Shinjuku.
I saw the Shounen Onmyouji musical [You'll need to scroll].
I skip work and spend time with aionwatha and crabsushi when I finally have it confirmed that we're not getting paid.
I interview for another company.
I had some amazing Thai food at Talat with crabsushi, amazing kimchee nabe with kurayamihimitsu and more sketching with dilettantka.
I saw Switch wo Osu Toki [Scroll down].
I went to a Halloween party at a taco restaurant.
After all my trouble pushing the paperwork through, I got a three year visa.
I start at a new school, with a new company.
I went to an Ethiopian restaurant for my friend's birthday.
I ran four kilometres with my school kids as part of their marathon day.