Jet lag woes

It’s 6.36am, and I’ve been awake since about 5am. Bored of lying in bed unable to sleep, I thought I may as well get up and do something constructive – upload photos and write my blog. Unpacking seems like too much effort at this precise moment, plus I suspect all the rustling around will wake up mum and dad.

It’s a bit odd being back. People here are much bigger, scruffier, hairier and noisier than their Japanese counter-parts, and small things like seeing them sit with their shoes on seats grate a bit. Also, it’s really really cold! Although we did sit outside and have a glass of wine last night, when I went to sleep I had to get an extra blanket as I just couldn’t get warm.

Tomorrow morning I have to be up early for a busy day of meetings and a long train journey, so am hoping that this evenings sleep will be longer and better quality than tonight’s. Anyhow, on with catching up with blog posts…

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4 Responses

  1. Nagoyan says:

    It’s nice to be back home in UK! Do you feel reverse-culture shock? If you miss Nagoya’s specialities such as “miso-nikomi”, “tebasaki” or something, don’t hesitate to tell me.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Welcome home hon, Maz x

  3. gai.ninja says:

    Thanks Maz and Nagoyan! I don’t miss Nagoyan food too much yet, but I did eat tebasaki and miso katsu just before I left! I’m sorry we never got a chance to meet up before I left, but I’ll be back in a few years to take my nidan test at the dojo :)

  4. Looking forward to hearing more from you especially now that you’re back. Keep up the good work!

    – Shaheen

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