I had no idea that I would end up one day living in Japan for a few years. I knew little about the country when I volunteered to be transferred there for work. Now that I am back home, I found myself really wishing I could do some of things I did there such as watching a Japanese drama late at night with a nice cup of tea. I also loved going to the zoo there to see the many animals that we don’t have in my birth country. I loved to roam the countryside to look at the beautiful architecture of the old farms, too.
Because I don’t have the ability to do so many of the things that I used to love so much when living there, I try to find some small ways here and there to fulfill my need. For example, I can now watch Japanese dramas on the Internet. I can also order some really amazing teas from there as well now. There’s a great little Japanese website that I found, and they ship to me rather quickly. They have such a nice array of different types of teas to choose from. I even ordered some of their great tea cups that have no handles on them. You hold them with your palms wrapped around either side of the cups, and it’s so warm and inviting feeling in the autumn and winter.
One day, I hope to go back again to visit. I miss it. I highly doubt that I will ever have the luxury of living there once again like I did in the past. But for now, I am happy to be able to go online to get my fix. Last night I logged in and watched several of their programs back-to-back. I curled up in a quilt and smiled happily as I watched my favorite shows.