Today is my Japanniversary! 13 years in Japan today, April 29th! It seems like muuuuuuch longer since I have done so much in these years: had a semi-successful career, gotten married, had two kids, moved five times, bought two houses - one designed and built by us (pictured from the side), started a business ...
I still miss home and wish they would invent super-duper fast and painless traveling. But I am thankful for cheaper international calling, Skype and Facebook for keeping in touch.
I still have two Weetbix for breakfast everyday and if I have toast my spread of choice is Marmite. I still say "Fush and Chups" and I will die if I ever lose my kiwi accent. My kids have inherited my "kiwi ingenuity" I hope. I'm a jack-of-all-trades (and master of none?) like most kiwis. I'm laid-back and friendly, another kiwi trait I think. I am a kiwi girl through and through.
Today I bought a Feijoa tree (my fella at the garden centre rocks! he came at 4.30pm to plant it in). Feijoa are a kiwi garden favourite (yes, I still prefer to spell with the 'u'). Hopefully ours will bear fruit in September or October.
Happy anniversary to me!