Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I found out!!

I am going to Okinawa!!!!!!!
I was kind of (really) hoping to be placed with Nikolina, but she is a little further north on the island of Tokushima. It is still south of the main island, but not as far south as my island. I am trying to figure out travel between the islands, but have only found really expensive flights so far. :S

But, Okinawa is GORGEOUS!

This is where I am going to live!

Things you need to know:

-Okinawa prefecture consists of 161 islands (!!!), but only 44 are inhabited. (I hope I get placed on the main island!

-It is located in the subtropical zone and is often compared to Hawaii (sweet! time to get in bathing suit shape. ;))

-The average temperature is about 70 degrees (wahoo!)

-It rains more than half of the days of the year (thank you, Seattle, for the preparation)

-There are typhoons (scared face)

-Japan's sister city is in Washington (Lakewood, wherever that is.)

-There is a restaurant in a tree!

(I am sooo going to eat there!

Here are a bunch of places to visit in Okinawa. Book your flights now! :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Preparation: Part 1

I still don't know where I am going. ee!

I read the entire manual they sent me from cover to cover and just finished watching the helpful DVD, but I still haven't figured out the IRS forms. *doom, doom*

I am seriously excited.

I've started shopping for business attire, but need so much more.

I have started raising money for the first month, but need SO much more!

I have started studying Japanese, but need so, so, SO much more!!

:) I am excited.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

location, location

I want to know where I am going in Japan so that I can find swing dancing events there.

Or start planning them.


Just a few more days? weeks?