Ashwaubenon, WI

Jan 26 2003

Here are [Hachi][1] and Brian trying to re-assemble all of the Evangelion capsule toys I gave them. I’m back in the USA, and it’s less weird than I thought it would be. Most times I feel like I never left, except now I have all of these little toys that I’ve accumulated. I guess I always acclimate to my surroundings quickly, no matter where I am. As the weeks go on, though, I find myself missing Tokyo. I’d love to walk down to Shinjuku and battle crowds; I’d love to go into Matsuya for a plate of 290-yen curry; I’d love to walk past a shop and see Matsuura Ayaya singing on a little TV. Just being in Japan is an adventure, while just being in Green Bay is just being. Both have their merits, but the grass is always greener on the other side and all that, though grass isn’t something I really associate with Tokyo. You know what I mean. [1]: