I don’t know what to do.
Nano starts in just a week
And my brain is made of goo.
See what I mean?
Here’s the problem:
I want to tell you all about my trip to Japan, about the things we did, the people we saw, the food we ate. BUT my mind and my notes are all in a mess, my photos are all over the place. I have a lot of sorting out to do first. And I’m still in limbo – half there and half here.
And that’s not all.
NaNoWriMo is only a week away and I want to do it again. I have part of the plot, but there’s plenty more to plan and research.
So I think Japan will have to be put on hold for a while, although I can tell you some random facts.
The trip lasted for 3 weeks and we were kept busy all the time. We saw temples, shrines, museums. We made our own sushi and chopsticks, and were shown how they make sake, paint kimonos, etc. We travelled on trains and buses, and spent a night with families in a village, so we saw how people live. We spent a night in a Buddhist monastery. We saw children and adults perfoming traditional and other music, dance and plays.
We spent three weeks with a group of Israelis – a feat in itself – and our Japanese guide, who didn’t know how to relate to us at first, but was friendly by the end.
Certain sounds are still ringing in my ears. Cuckoos and other bird tweets every time the pedestrain light was green. Arigato gozaimas – thank you – spoken thousands of times a day. And our guide’s “and then” used to join sentences, whether it fitted what she was saying or not.
Please ask if there’s anything in particular you want to know, and I’ll try and answer in another post.
9 replies on “And then…”
I’ve wanted to take a trip to Japan for a long while now. I hope to do it one day, sooner than later 🙂
Sounds like you had a great time!
I did 🙂
Sounds like your trip to Japan was lovely!
Good luck with NaNoWriMo. I’ve never took part in that. I don’t think I would like having to write so much in such a short time, though perhaps it’s the challenge and the pressure that gives the incentive.
I used to think that, but it did give me an incentive, even though I didn’t “win” last time.
You’ve certainly done a lot of travelling lately. I find that when my mind turns to goo I have to stop trying to write and have a break. Good luck with nano
Thanks. I think the gooey mind came from feeling as if I hadn’t quite landed at home yet. It’s getting better now.
Sounds like you had another great trip! I look forward to reading all about it when you have time – I want to know everything (especially how to make sake!)
Sorry to disappoint, Rachael. We weren’t shown how to make sake; we just saw the vessels and other equipment.
Ah… Oh well, am sure the rest of the trip was just as interesting!