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01 August 2011 @ 10:25 pm
Well...I'm home.  
Or am I? Do multiple places count as home? I know I had a tendency to use "home" to interchangeably refer to our house in Chiyoda and to Chicago, depending on the exact circumstances of the conversation. Home for different reasons, I guess.

I've had few moments of serious culture shock, but there have been a lot of little things. The way money looks. The trains into and out of Chicago (once every 2 hours? Seriously?). Women's fashion. People having different hair colors. And then, it's hard to tell how much is culture shock and how much is just the standard malaise you get when you move away from a place you've lived a while, leaving your friends and the places you love behind. It hasn't been as difficult to adjust, but the fact that I speak the language fluently here is probably a lot of the reason for that.

Waiting on news on an apartment. If we're turned down, it's back into the city to look again.
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Nothing
meadowyravinemeadowyravine on August 2nd, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
I use "home" to mean, variously, the state of New Jersey, my parents' house, the apartment we live in now, and the house we will live in when we move to a state that we want to stay in.

It's strange enough to go back to Jersey after living in a different part of the same country, so it's interesting to read about your experiences coming back after living outside the country!

Good luck with the apartment!
q99q99 on August 2nd, 2011 11:28 am (UTC)
I'd say it counts. Anywhere you have a respawn point and that counts as an in without spending GP.

-The trains into and out of Chicago (once every 2 hours? Seriously?). -

I understand the train network's rail setup there is very insufficient.