Well, finally hit the 4th anniversary mark. Not one of my better years. Things started out good, with some sightseeing, reviewing manga and manga magazines, and picking up a small amount of work on the English teaching side. Then things slowly started going downhill with failing the JLPT, being rejected for the AEA assistant English teaching job, and then 4 months recovering from getting hit by a car (as heavily documented in recent weeks). Naturally, all the local events that I received invitations to attend started rolling out when I couldn't walk on my own. Which also led to my having to give up on posting one blog entry a day, again.
Almost 10,000 photos on Mediafire
It wasn't a complete loss, though. I won a drawing from Doc Rat artist Jenner, and got a nice signed book from Endtown artist Aaron Neathery for Christmas. Plus the CARE packages from home with the Tintin and Cerebus books. In the last couple of weeks, I bought myself a Canon Powershot camera, and a Kaossillator Pro for playing music on.
I guess there's a reason why the Japanese dislike the number "4", which is read as "shi" (and can be translated as "death").
Oh well, on to year 5.