Monday, July 30, 2012

nothing too deep

 had some late night
at a real funky spot

 great company!

 they said it was the world's best omurice,
but i think my mom's one is better.

 sunday service

 cute high school girl as the layreader,
that was pretty cool! リバイボー!

 took a stop at katsurahama
randomly ran into our friend!

kind of a trip! 

life is good!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

new friends, old friends

new friends, old friends

was there ever a guy around you
that did everything in his power 
to be your friend?

i'm sure there was at least one in your high school.

might have looked a little like this guy
(i haven't posted a recent pic up in a while)

 i've been trying my hardest to make new friends.
it's not the easiest thing, but i'm meeting new people
this house was crazy fun. 
mean barbeque.

i've been to at least 7 churches since coming to Kochi.

 and slowly but surely
 i'm meeting new friends!

here's one that i'm particularly happy to meet!

 and my Kochi life just gets more and more fun!
this is what we did on America's birthday.

and thankfully, 
i have the best network of
old friends.

some even came to meet me! 

and trash my apartment!
they're all amazing people, and i'm 
to be able to call them my friends.

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 

 just for added enjoyment this is what i cooked today
okra, enoki, salmon, eggplant
and super huge cucumber slices.

and japanese apartments mold.

Monday, July 16, 2012


aloha from japan.
probably the thing i miss most about japan is my mom
my mom's house, my mom's cooking,
being home

today i bought a stove.
in japan, most apartments don't come equipped with one.
you buy one, and you move it when you move.
same with washing machines.
so i cooked.

and ate. 
food that i made.
on plates that i bought,
using chopsticks that i chose myself.
(on a table that was given to me)

i work everyday, to make this new place my home.
i have a bed, a couch, carpet.
a tv, speakers, a desk.
but honestly, i still can't call this place home.

but i was sent here.
everything here was given to me.
the stove was bought using money 
that was given to me.

I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.
Psalm 13:6
this home has been given to me.