Back to the motherland part 2

In my last post about my trip home I mentioned that I don’t get homesick. I think I should clarify that this doesn’t mean I don’t miss people. It was definitely difficult to leave to go back to Japan after my week in the US. Seeing my family and friends again reminded me just how…

Return to the motherland

Going back to Portland after being in Japan for seven months was a surreal experience. To be honest I didn’t need to go back; I wasn’t homesick. As much as I love my friends, family, and the city I consider home, I seem to have never developed the “homesick” bone. Of course I miss people…