Yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and there are a few reasons for it. I’ve been very busy changing my job and my apartment. I’ve got a new job working as a programmer here in Nagoya. Teaching English was pretty good, and I will really miss all my studentes. But this new job is exactly what I want to be doing. It’s a very small company, but it definitely looks to be on the rise. Since I’ve started, I’ve already been working in Ruby, C, php, and java, and it really feels good to be using that part of my brain again.
I knew I would have to get a new apartment, but I didn’t really anticipate how much of a positive change that would be. My new place is on a completely different level from my old one. Yes, it’s still small (６畳, or about 100 square feet), but my last place was only ４．５畳. My new place has a kitchen with two nice gas burners, and an actual counter to prepare food on. That may not sound like a big deal, but before there was nothing at all, and I basically had to prepare food on my washing machine. Another thing this new place has is a view, something I haven’t had in years and years. It’s nothing special, just a bunch of buildings, but just being able to open my window and look at something is really a wonderful change. (The window in my last place was about 20 feet from someone’s kitchen). I’ll be posting pictures of the place once I get internet hooked up, which will happen in a couple of weeks. Another thing is that this is a really clean place, another thing that I haven’t had in years.
Anyway, I am really happy with all these changes in my life. Things are really looking up these days. I’ll post more later.