Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday Thirteen 4/16/2009

(thanks to Samulli for the header)

Thirteen More Things About My Move to Japan in July
(there will be more, probably much more than you care to see)
  1. Yes, I'll definitely be blogging from Japan (not caught up? I'm moving to Japan. In July. For a year.).
  2. Oddly, it could take awhile (2 weeks? 2 months?) to have internet set up at home.
  3. Or it could already be on when I get there - ESID (every situation is different).
  4. Most likely my workplace (school, board of ed, other) will have internet.
  5. I'm already over the initial panic.
  6. My laptop and coffeeshops with WiFi will help, too, if I'm not too remote.
  7. My iPhone just ain't gonna be an option in Japan.
  8. But I'll have the iPod Touch I got for Christmas before I got the iPhone that is not only wireless for email and stuff but also has a few decent apps for Japanese dictionaries.
  9. There is a weight limit on luggage, and postage is a whole lot more than it used to be when there was a slow boat to China Japan option that seems no longer to exist, so most dictionaries will be staying home (M-bag bookrate has gotten too stupid to consider, too - I looked).
  10. I'm convinced I can pack a whole year's worth of needs into 2 suitcases.
  11. I don't need a lot of stuff.
  12. As long as one of those things is my laptop.
  13. And the other is my camera.


  1. I am SO looking forward to seeing your pictures of Japan!!! Can't wait to hear where you'll be going :-)

    Are you going to sell your iPhone?

  2. @ Janet - I'll be hanging onto the iPhone to reactivate when I return. Can't let go. :)

  3. Wow! Japan! Sounds like you're getting ready already! Happy Thursday!

    Thursday 13 - edition 3
    Weekly Plans 4/13-4/20

  4. Last time I moved I did everything in my power to have internet ready before the move. I ended up commuting to the library to use their hotspot for about three weeks. Drove me nuts.

  5. Your move to Japan sounds so exciting. Hope it's great for you.

  6. t wait to hear about your experiences and to see all of your pictures!

  7. I can't wait to hear all about it and see your pictures.

    2 suitcases? You would be my hero.

    If you haven't bought space saver bags yet, I'll recommend them. I was able to pack so much stuff in one bag when I went home for Christmas (with sweaters, sweatshirts, jeans - you know, the bulky clothes?).

  8. so glad to hear you'll continue blogging in Japan!

  9. Ok, first things I'm a top health blogger with wellsphere too. Just haven't gotten my widget up yet.

    Second you can feel the excitement coming through your words about Japan. Totally cool to be able to make this journey with you via your blog. Definitely DON'T want to lose touch with you. (Hugs)Indigo

  10. No iPhone in Japan?? EEK!!! Although I suppose you'll survive ;)

  11. Good luck on the Japan adventure.

    I'm sure it goes without saying but be on guard about the temptation to smoke while there. You've never been to Japan as a non-smoker and you already know it's alot more acceptable to be a smoker there.

    Again, good luck and I hope you have a great time.


    You must send me your address (whenever you get it) so you might just get little surprises in the mail!!!

  13. OMG - photos from you of Japan! I can't WAIT!!!!

    Oh, yeah, space saver bags! I just picked a couple boxes of them (on clearance!) at Wal-Mart, so I could suck down the volume of blankets and quilts in the newly finished upstairs linen closet. You know, it's a closet - never big enough. :-)


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