something weird happens to time when i am in japan.  since returning from canada only six month have passed, but a whole world has happened; my mom got breast cancer, my sister got pregnant with her first child, and my grandmother got dementia.  i look back and say, i was there two whole years and nothing happened!  why is it all happening now! but it`s not true.  lots happened in the two years i was there, i went to three weddings, one particularly sad funeral, and did a whole lot of other things in between.  it seems like so much has happened i guess, because i haven`t been there for it.  its hard being an expat abroad when the world you used to know goes on without you.  i guess there is nothing for me to do but to go on with it. 

it`s only time, right?