Thursday, February 5, 2009

Is Japan ready for the Dangerfords?

So we are "officially" going to Japan! Well I don't know if it will be for real until we arrive in Japan. But we had our interviews and WE PASSED. We are not exactly sure when we are going or where we will be living but they say mid-May and we hope to find out soon what city we will be in. But I am very confident that all of Japan looks like this and will feel like I am living in a video game.

But in all seriousness I need to talk to all anyone that have lived away for months, especially in Asian countries, I am kinda getting nervous! But at the same time very excited, we are VERY ready to leave Provo and have an adventure. 


9 comments:

ashley+logan. said...

we are so excited that you guys are going, that will be so fun!!! Yes, we are excited to have a baby and the morning sickness for me is not that at all, it is ALL DAY LONG...with no break!!! yea -yuck!!

Kylie said...

well...spencer and i lived in china (obviously) and we're feeling pretty asian-savvy. what kind of things are you nervous about? i have lots of friends that have lived in japan too so i can hook you up with some sources. japan is more high rollin' than china, so you should be totally fine. we lived and we loved it and want to go back! asians are the nicest people ALIVE.

Steve and Shell said...

whooot whoot! as soon as steve graduates, i think we're jumpin on the japan train too! (we're talkin 4 years) im excited for you guys. come visit az. i miss you!

Bryan and Heidi said...

Man, I can't believe you guys are going for it! That is going to be such a neat experience. When do you guys leave? Man we are gonna go a long time with out seeing eachother probably-at least we are both doing fun new things!

Shanna said...

YEEEOOOOW!! I'm so pumped for you guys!! You're going to have so much. I love that you are anticipating a real life video game.

Aileena said...

You will love Shikoku-It will be very foreign at first. My advice-be prepared to have culture shock, and learn the language. It helps so much to know a few key phrases to get around. Also shikoku is kind of back woodsy-so its more like the kansas of Japan. Its got plenty to do, but you'll feel the traditional Japanese culture more than you would living in tokyo or osaka. Honestly, thats one of the pluses.Be sure to visit Kyoto. Its so awesome! And enjoy every minute. And bring a few of your favorite foods tucked away in your suitcase-it'll be a nice homey comfort when you're half round the world. Don't bring lots of clothes, Japan has lots of fashionable threads-you'll probably purchase a few. Finally, if you ever have questions or need someone to talk to when you're far away-please skype us! We would love to hear from you, and tell you where to go, and any of that.

Jessica Nicole said...

that's so exciting you guys are going to JAPAN! i'm way out of the loop, and don't even know what you're going to be doing there. when i got to chile, i ditched almost everything i brought from home, and ended up buying stuff there (az winters are almost equivalent to chilean summers). as for food, i had my mom send me peanut butter and crystal-lite. it's funny the things you miss, and sometimes you don't realize it until you're already gone. i'm way excited for you two!

Jena and Jason said...

I am soooooo excited for you. Call me Lace. My sister-in-laws lived there for like two years. maybe they can help out.

Lindsey & Brett said...

So I was doing some late night blogging around and found myself here... And I've a few things to say about living abroad. I haven't done the Asian thing, but here's what I got so far... Bring books, DVDs (if you're taking a computer), and anything to keep yourself entertained. Sure it's fun to explore, but some nights when you want to stay in, you need something to do. Don't over pack on the clothing or shoes. Register with the embassy over there - sometimes they'll send you important updates. If you plan on baking anything and your place is going to have an oven, I would suggest purchasing an oven thermometer. In Jordan and here in Austria, the gas ovens don't specify temp. Pack some comfort food or try to find out things they don't have over there that you want to bring along. Learn a few phrases to get around. And finally, prepare for culture shock. :) I'm sure you'll have fun, but the first week or two is usually the hardest.
Here's a link to register:
https://travelregistration.state.gov/