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.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
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!
Posted by tiffinjapan at 9/11/2008 12:24:00 AM