September 11, 2016
Can you read this? I’m not sure how to use computer anymore. It’s been so long. The keyboard feels weird. What’s this YouTubes people keep talking about? Is this how parents feel when their kids try to teach them how to use the internet? What’s a meme? No, but really, I haven’t typed on a keyboard in so long that my forearms actually feel sore right now. It’s like how we haven’t been using pens for ages now, and whenever we have to do a lot of writing or signing our penmanship is childish scrawl and our fingers are owwies.
Wow. Back in Japan again. It feels like months since we’ve been here. But we feel recharged and in desperate need of creative output. That’s something I really like about stepping away for a while. When you’ve got your nose to the grind and only think about videos and blogging, you lack an outside perspective. But we stepped away for a bit, saw our families, and now we feel like we remember what it’s like to be new again.
My family sure as hell wasn’t surprised. You know what I forgot about? Weekend deliveries aren’t common in Canada, right? They only deliver during the week. So when I told my parents that a package would arrive on Saturday my dad was suspicious. Am I right in this? In Japan we get packages delivered on the weekend, no problem. Have things changed in Canada?
One thing I’m glad hasn’t changed in Canada: my favourite roti shop. OOOH MERCY! I love that place. We go there every time we’re in Pickering, and it hasn’t moved or changed. I don’t even know how to describe roti if you haven’t had it before. It’s a puffy curry crepe, maybe? That’s the best I’ve got. But it’s filled with potatoes and goat and curry. I love it. And this place remembers us as well. They’ve got lots of currency on the wall. I gave them some Korean money last year, and this year I gave them Japanese money. What should I give them next year? Maybe if we go to Singapore we can pick something up.
Anyhow, back to editing for us! We’ve got lots of footage of us shooting guns in America and we’re going to put that together in a video. I know some people have questions as to why we would want to shoot guns. We’ll talk more about that in our next post. Hang tight! We’ll hopefully get that video done by tomorrow, if jetlag doesn’t have its way with us today. But I am getting quite sleepy now…