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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Back Again In September

For crying out loud, there's been a long time in between updates.  I guess once again, I can do a very quick round up.

In April, my mom visited me in Japan.  That was very awesome.  It was her first trip out of the country.  I was a little nervous as I didn't know how she would adapt to the food and language stuff, but she did alright.  She tried a lot of new things.  I was proud of her.

Then fast forward to July-August....I went home for three weeks.  This was way to little time to see and do all of the things I wanted to do.  I STILL never made it by for a bison burger from City Range!  But overall things were very fun.  A few of my friends are buying new houses which is awesome.  That's such a grown-up thing to do.  Mostly everything was the same, except that my dad and step-mom bought a new house.  So, it was my first time to see it.  I might post some video on Vimeo of the walk-through tour of the new house.  We'll see.

Right now, I'm preparing for the Yuki Matsuri (Snow/Ice Festival) tour that we JETs in Hokkaido do every year.  I'm the Social Coordinator for the Hokkaido JETs Association and that is my duty.  I really kind of hate it, because it's a lot of work, but hopefully the final product will be worthwhile.

I also have a new HD camera, the Canon XH A1.  I'm planning on making a few movies while I'm here -- at least one documentary and one narrative piece.  It's all tricked out (not as tricked out as I want it to be) with a 35mm adapter and such so I think the footage will look REAL good in the end and be a lot of nice things to add to my reel which will hopefully help get me work when I move to LA during the fall of 2009.

Other than that, things are cool.  Loving Japan.  Loving the people I'm here with.  New peeps just arrived a few months ago.  One cool guy is from Ireland and we're going to do ballroom dancing together!


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