Through the wonders of wireless internet technology, I am blogging on my laptop in Fukuoka Airport as I wait for my flight to Tokyo Narita en route to San Francisco and then Phoenix.
Last night, I had my last adult conversation class. Then I headed to an izakaya (Japanese-style pub/tapas bar) for some food and drinks with some friends on my last night out in Japan. We ended up singing karaoke until 3 in the morning.
After 4 hours of sleep, I woke up, walked to the Nakatsu train station where I was met by Kevin and some co-workers who went to see me off. It was quite sweet and a bit emotional. At the train station in Fukuoka, I had a nice breakfast of chocolate croissants from this amazing little bakery in the train station called “Il Forno del Mignon” – a rather odd Franco-Italian name, but delicious nonetheless.
At the airport, I had a pleasant surprise. The flight from Tokyo to San Francisco was full in Economy Class, so I got a free upgrade to Business Class. Awesome! That should really help to take the edge off of the stress of leaving Japan and of a long, transcontinental flight.
Well, that’s all for now. Next time you hear from me, I will be blogging from Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A!