ー英会話講師の英語日記ー 札幌英会話スクールSTEP UP（札幌駅、大通駅徒歩５分）
I’ve lived in Japan for over a decade now. In that time (more than a quarter of my life!) my family has only visited a handful of times. My younger brother came about 10 years ago when I was living in Ibaraki. We had a great time, although there was an episode that I now refer to as the Tokyo Meltdown. I’ll not elaborate on that.
My parents came 5 years ago and we toured Kyoto, Nara and Osaka before spending a week in Sapporo. And as far as family goes, that’s it. My younger sister has yet to come visit me. My cousin and her husband lived for 2 years in Manila, and yet did not come to visit. It’s pretty depressing, actually. Distant is the biggest factor. If I were Australian, my family wouldn’t have any excuses. Alas, I’m from the east coast of America and a direct flight to Tokyo takes 14 hours (although I do it almost every year…).
But this year, happily, my mother is visiting from next week while my father is off on a 6-month hiking adventure. And another cousin of mine who lives in Korea is coming for a short stay, as well. While I wish more family was coming to visit, I’m very much looking forward to next week. So if you see me walking around town with my mom and cousin in tow, please come up and introduce yourself to them. They’d love it!