I haven't been posting lately, obviously. I feel like there is not enough time in the day to do everything I need/want to do, especially after being at work for 10 hours. It's like, I want to blog, but I also want to relax on the couch and maybe do yoga. And then maybe cook dinner.
Anyway, I just started working almost a year ago, and I have been hoarding my leave days since then. I was scared that they were not going to approve my vacation because I'm going to be gone for 2 weeks, but they did! In fact, I might have been a little more stressed out about leaving than anyone else. Even now, it's a little hard not to think about what is happening at work and what sort of emails and voicemails I'm receiving... I'm trying hard to relax and have fun with my family!
My parents moved to Okinawa about a year ago for a job and my sister just graduated from college, so it just felt like the perfect time to go on a long vacation and see everyone again. And I'm very glad that my husband was able to come with me. It's been so nice to hang out as a family! My sister and I were actually born here while my dad was stationed here in the 80s. I don't remember Okinawa from that time, so it's super cool to come back. So far, I love it! It reminds me of Hawaii and Guam. I think I just miss that island life.
These are some pictures that I took during the first couple of days that we've been here:
|View from my parent's balcony. They live next to a canal and a few blocks from the ocean.|
|My sister next to a statue of a Shisa Lion-Dog. These things are everywhere here. I love them!|
|I thought this llama wearing an aloha shirt was super cute.|
|Habu Sake. I think these snakes are poisonous, so I'm guessing it gives you an extra high on top of the regular feeling that you get from drinking alcohol.|
|A small aquarium at Don Quijote on Kokusai Street.|
|Makes me miss diving!|
|That's a moray!|
|Pickles at Kokusai Street Market|
|Parrotfish. Get in my belly!|
|When I was little, I used to love touching fish eyes. Sounds gross, but I would've loved to touch these giant eyes.|
|This is pretty gory, but I haven't seen pufferfish being sold like this before!|
|Haha. I thought this pig was funny!|
|My husband and I. He loves Okinawan taco rice!|