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Back in the US of A

  • May. 27th, 2009 at 12:38 PM
mochi: A woman leans back on her dressing table (fashion: resting)
After four months living in Japan, I have returned to the United States. Culture shock has not quite set in yet, but jet lag has. I am glad to be home, though, as much as I miss my friends from abroad.

Now that I am on summer vacation, it is time to bust out my Photoshop skills and make some icons from all the photos I took in Japan. Other art types as well shall be forthcoming, especially once Kristin and I get started drawing our comic.

Today I went to Harvard Square to visit Lush. Kristin introduced me to the chain while we were in Japan; I had known about it before, but never stopped in. The woman who helped me today gave me a free hand treatment, and I bought some deoderant sans-aluminum. It smells like citrus! Yummy. If I'd had a bit more cash to spend I would have bought the lemon and shea butter lotion as well, but after that I was going to pick up my car from the garage, so I needed to keep my money tight.

My car sat in my parents' driveway while I was in Japan. Naturally, after four months of sitting still it needed some tuning up. The poor thing needed parts replaced in the front breaks, which ran me nearly $400. Better to have working breaks than not, though. I have a long drive tomorrow! Some of you may know the radio show Car Talk; it's their garage that fixes my car, so she was in good hands.

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jjhunter: Watercolor of daisy with blue dots zooming around it like Bohr model electrons (Default)
[personal profile] jjhunter wrote:
May. 28th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
'Ello! If you're around Harvard^2 next week, I'd love to catch a meal/beverage or take a walk with you and hear about your adventures in Japan. I'm taking intro Japanese this summer, starting the 22nd of June, and the more tips I can get, the better. :o)

p.s. the new layout is gorgeous.
mochi: two girls named Kelly fight crime in matching dresses! (fight crime)
[personal profile] mochi wrote:
May. 28th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be in VT next week actually, but I'll be around the week after. Are you still in the area for the summer?
jjhunter: Watercolor of daisy with blue dots zooming around it like Bohr model electrons (Default)
[personal profile] jjhunter wrote:
May. 29th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Yup! I'm doing the Japanese course through Harvard.