December is only on the 5th day and I have been so busy that I honestly didn't even notice the transition. It's not until you pump the breaks a bit and realize damn, Christmas is coming. For me it's, Panama is coming.

I got an email tonight from Mieko. I haven't spoken about her in awhile. Found out that she is going to be in New York with her daughters in a few weeks. The last time I saw them, was back when I was living in Niigata, Japan and tutoring her daughters and niece at the Royal Host restaurant attached to the Niigata 'eki'.

I'm feeling it.... I miss Japan.