Just like the spring blossoms, the mood at GGHQ also feels as though the beauty of the moment has passed and that life in Japan was just temporary.
The Clown told us that the company is going bust, and I haven't yet found another job. I'm going through the horrible going-for-interviews thing -- some people like them, but I dread them like a dollop of peanut butter on my toast. I know I'm always threatening to leave Japan, but this time I think I may actually have to. It's not immediate as my visa is valid until July, so if the company stays afloat until then, so shall I.
So ... I'm stressed. I'm sad. I'm feckin' tired. I'm also reflecting back over my time here -- I'm not ready to leave; I feel as though I've only just begun to settle in properly. I write this only to explain why I've not been posting, and why I probably won't be posting much until I get sorted.
In the meantime, GG has fallen in with a band of pirates (omg, I always wanted to be a pirate!) and is having a rollicking adventure with Cap'n-san. If you're pining for some tales from Japan, jump onboard and say ahoj to Cap'n Dyke, Lesbian Pirate Queen and Rogue Blogger and you'll have a terrific read while you're there.
A true story-teller Cap'n-san do be.