Tokyo Ni Sundeimassu

I live in Tokyo.  I am pleased to report that I am once again home in Tokyo.

If you think about it, it’s a very odd existence that we lead: we pretty much live nine months in Tokyo and 3 months in the U.S.  When we’re Stateside, we miss our house, our international friends, as well as the food and the service that are second to none in Japan.  However, when we’re in Tokyo, we miss our family and old friends there.

But these days, the world is small.  I have a Vonage Line in the house that allows me to give a Virginia phone number to my American friends and family so it’s cheap to call me.  I use Skype to see my parents and others.  We have a Slingbox that allows us access to American T.V. (Thank you Dinan family!)  It’s not like years ago when it was more difficult to live overseas because keeping in touch was so costly and time consuming.

Now that we’re back, we’re getting ready for the kids to go back to school (Monday – hurrah!) and the Jewish holidays.  We’re planning for the kids after-school activities and my volunteer commitments.  Marc is happy and secure in his new job.  It’s a season of beginnings.

So I am pleased to report that I feel like I have the best of both worlds.  Thank you to the myriad of friends and family with whom we spend time this summer – and to those we didn’t get to see, my apologies – hopefully next year.  And to my Tokyo crew: I’m back and anxious to start my life back up again.  Here we go!

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