when i was writing the previous post, i was thinking about whether or not i *wanted* japan to feel like home. at this time, i don't. again, from the e-mail group i belong to, some said they felt that home was where their mother was. i feel that way too. even if i never live in her house again, i feel that is my home.

a few years ago i was talking to someone and my brother was there. i said something about 'my' house, and my brother corrected me, saying it was my parents' house. but i still felt like it was my home, even though i lived on my own, in japan. i wonder if that feeling ever goes away. i hope not.

ok, sorry this is short, hiro needs more salad.