I have just returned from a meeting with people from my old life. I first saw a professor from Kyoto University, and then we went out to have dinner with a number of other people from my field, or should I say ex-field? It was a very nice dinner, perfect food and all-you-can-drink, and when I explained that I’m leaving and I’m up to start something new, everybody wished me luck and said that I should follow my passions. It was lovely, I didn’t expect that at all.

Afterwards – I skipped karaoke 😉 – I went home along the river Kamo. The night air was mild, the moon – almost full – together with the street lamps from the road next to the river walk lit the scene, it was great. I felt safe, sound and serene all the way back home.

I love this place.