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05 July 2011 @ 09:37 pm
"In this moment of tranquility...I realize, that this...is goodbye."  
Try as I might, I cannot hear the n in "Mange" in this song, except in the beginning. Not in the chorus. I'd need more practice to speak Swedish, I suppose.

That video is absolutely hilarious, by the way. It looks like it was made by a bunch of random frat guys. :p

I admit, I'm starting to get worried about coming back to America. Not just about culture shock or employment, but about what's happened in the meantime. It's true I have a lot of friends there, and because softlykarou is going to school in Chicago we'll be close to them, but...well, I don't know. Three years is a while. How much have things changed? I don't know. When ashiri_chan came to visit, it was like no time had passed, really. If that's a portent of things to come, then that's good, but I won't know until I go home. I guess we'll see. It's a bit hard to tell, because a lot of the people I hung out with most at home are not particularly active on the internets, or at least, not the parts I frequent.

I suppose all I can do is wait and see.

I'm also a bit worried about keeping in touch with the people I met in Japan. This is mostly because I have the lesson of the people I met in Ireland, none of whom I talk to more than infrequently and most of whom I don't talk to at all. Then again, there are a few differences: 1) I was only in Ireland for four months, and 2) We didn't have Facebook then. I've been in Japan for three years, and while I haven't known most of the people I talk to now for that long (and it doesn't help that I'm usually quite introverted), well...again, we'll have to see.

Enough whining.
Current Mood: worriedworried
Current Music: Apoptygma Berzerk - Moment Of Tranquility
Jnytesenvy on July 5th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
The thing is, everything would have changed even if you had never left Chicago. Time passes, peoples priorities shift and different things become important. The changes are always hard, and probably harder for you because they'll be less gradual (more like ripping a bandaid off, really). But, in the end, you'll be fine. You'll make new friends in Chicago proper through the connections you make there. And you're probably better for your 3 years in Japan because you have experience adapting to a new environment.

That being said, Katie Sullivan now lives downtown and Mandy Capistron, who Rachel met before also said she'd be glad to hang with you guys when you get back. Let me know if you need some phone numbers :)
dorchadasdorchadas on July 6th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
That's true, but the main problem is that it is so abrupt. Having not been home at all, my image of stuff there is still fixed as it was when I left.

Then again, I've always been "I doubt I'll make any friends...", so far, I've been wrong about it in university, in Ireland and in Japan, so I'll probably be wrong about it in Chicago too.
Andrew West Hortonpiratepower on July 6th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
We have hover-cars now, bro.
dorchadasdorchadas on July 6th, 2011 10:37 am (UTC)
American hover-cars vs. Japanese sex robots. Decisions, decisions...

Edited at 2011-07-06 10:39 am (UTC)
softlykaorusoftlykarou on July 6th, 2011 10:43 am (UTC)
Choose wisely for the true grail will bring you life. The false grail will take it from you!