Happy Halloween to all! This is the 3rd Halloween I’ve been outside of the United States, although being an “adult”, it doesn’t matter as much as it used to. Still, the band will be wearing costumes tonight at rehearsal so I’m excited about what we’ll see. As conservative as the culture is, the Japanese can still be a zany group of people. My costume is ready to go for tonight and I think people are going to find it pretty hilarious.
Yesterday was nothing very special. We drove to an outlet mall about an hour and a half away just to walk around for an hour. On the way back, we stopped at a Halloween store in the city. Here, I was able to get the final piece for my “ensemble” tonight.
I woke up for church again this morning. There’s something about the morning service I really like. Maybe it’s just the smell of the morning air - which always smells very fresh. The walls of the church are large screens that run ceiling to floor so there is a cool breeze which blows through. It’s a lot more peaceful, probably because everyone is so tired, few make any noise. I counted 5 people falling asleep during the speech yesterday, ha ha.
We went to the farm again this morning to pull up more crops as it is the end of the season. At least this means we’ll never have to pull up eggplant again as along as we’re here!
I definitely need a shower and possibly a nap this afternoon. I’ll put up some Halloween pictures soon so check back to see how it turns out.