It's almost time to leave for Japan! Last week, my visa was ready for pick-up and my plane ticket was booked the next day. I'll arrive before the semester starts (Japan starts in March) to get situated and explore all the country has to offer. Because I am arriving early, there was some work to do in finding a place to stay before school at Keio starts. Luckily, a previous Freeman Scholar and excellent friend (thanks Nikki!) introduced me to someone who was willing to rent me a room for one month. In the heart of Tokyo and dangerously close to the well-known Tsukiji Fish market, I must say that this is definitely a blessing.
It's time to start packing, buying omiyage (gifts), and getting some surf in while I have the chance!
Now a totally unrelated (but awesome) photo of a homemade lilikoi chiffon pie made with fruits fresh from my farm. Enjoy :]