I'm here writing the memoir, and I'm up to the part where I'm writing about Christmas last year. Where I was, who I was with, and how it all went down. I was in Japan, at Kotoyo's house surrounded by new friends and lots of love.

Helping to jog the memory, I remembered that I created this video last year, bringing my Japanese Christmas to you all.

I had to rewind back to it, and damn if the nostalgia doesn't nearly bring me to tears, exactly one year later.

I couldn't help but laugh at Kotoyo's "Not yet." to being called Suguru's wife. One year later, they are married. I have an amazing set of friends on that side of the world.

I love  and miss you Kotoyo, Suguru, Sakaia, Megan, Yoshi, Roni, Mami, Miwa. Definitely visiting sooner rather than later.