Thousands of Miles from Home


Hey There Mr. Blue

Today was one of those rare moments when the stars align and all of Japan conspires to make me fall in love with this country. I woke up to birds chirping and smiling children on the sunny bus ride to the city. People walking the streets seemed more cheerful than usual, in some sort of attempt to break my spirits and leave me teary-eyed on the day I must return home.

After Japanese school I shopped with Janna for a while before meeting Amanda by chance at the station, who I had not seen in ages. We both walked to OPA, a large shopping complex where I met up with my DJ friend Kobashi at the cool German shirt shop. He and his friend Yuki invited me to a club in June where Kobashi will be playing. I stayed and talked for about half an hour before taking the bus home where I witnessed an amazing sunset.

Yes, one of those days.

My birthday in Japan was “killer,” to say the least. Thanks to everyone who came. Pictures and a small explanation of the craziness to follow...

Here’s to the 20th year of my life.


  • One of those days, eh? Me too, in Canada. I feel lost in my own town.

    Thanks for the memories.

    By Cori, at 2:18 AM  

  • Cori,
    Keep us posted through Ben's blog. His readers look forward to following your future as well. Welcome home.

    By mom, at 9:13 AM  

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