This will be short and sweet.
Life has been bad since coming back.
My grandmother passed in May...
Got a decent job teaching, and was forced to quit in June, when a class was taken from me.
Been screwed over for my work a few times. I came back too trusting, and people used that.
On to the good news, and it fits with my last post.
I had regrets about leaving Japan and wasn't sure if I should. I shouldn't have, so I am going back. By the end of September, I will be back to work and live there. Have a job brewing and will update with the results when I hear about it. But only if I get at least 2 people who even want to hear the results. If not, I start a new blog when I get back to Japan.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This will be short and sweet.
Posted by T-Atoms at 7/31/2012 11:02:00 AM
Friday, May 20, 2011
Just realized my last post was the day of the great Tohoku area quake. No I didn't die, but with the crazy people saying the world will end tomorrow, my time, I may not have much time left...
Anyways, after the traditionally cold as hell winters here in Japan, the weather is finally to the point where I need to sleep with the windows open AND the fan on. AKA, I am in love!
I am about 3 months from my last day in Japan, which is September 1st, and I am having some slight regrets.
Not sure if the reason I decided to leave was right, but maybe just a knee jerk reaction post break up. Whatever the case, I have no clear idea of what I really want to do. Many companies that hire in France want younger than 30 year olds, and yep, guess who turns 30 next month? Several million people, but me also. Also the visa process for people wanting to just TRY to go find work is STRICT in France. Yeah I can go settle on Spain or Italy, but I have NEVER been one to just settle (see the fact that I am single). If I go back to Cali, I have an ALMOST guarantee job at Blizzard in Irvine, which would make a lot of people jealous, but is it what I really want to do? Not sure right now. I have also been getting a lot of things entering my life recently like DJing bigger and better events, my name going around the DJ circles, cute girls I have been staying in touch with (I am a sucker for a cute face/nice body... Look where that got me with the ex...) and with the change in climate and season, I am reminded of what I love the most about Japan... SUMMER!
Beaches, festivals, beer gardens, kids and adults setting of fireworks on the streets, firework festivals, lots of fun music festivals and wearing lighter clothing! It is pre rain season, so I say all of this now, plus the cicada aren't out and about yet, but these are things I absolutely love about Japanese summers. I will be leaving right at the tail end of it, which is kind of perfect in many ways.
I am already feeling sad thinking about leaving behind some good friends I have made in the past few months, let alone my almost 2 years in Yokohama/Kawasaki and previous 3 in Nagoya. One of my best foreign friends may be moving to LA to be with his girlfriend, which would be dope since we DJed together in Nagoya, now we can do it on my home turf? Yes please!
I am never one to quit, so I will keep pursuing my chance to go to France, and prosper there like I did here. I love challenges!
Posted by T-Atoms at 5/20/2011 11:11:00 AM
Friday, March 11, 2011
You read that right. I turned down my renewal offer, and instead of look for more in Japan, I am deciding to move to Lyon, France, to teach, and do typical cool Tommy things while learning a new language and culture, again!
I will explain my reasons once I leave Japan, but I will try to keep this updated with my remaining 5 months or so here.
Thanks to the 6 people who read this and giving me a reason to keep my first ever blog!
Monday, December 06, 2010
They came from Nagoya and tore the place down! I haven't seen them in 2 years, and that time was them recording in the studio!
Check out the video I took of the whole event here!
Posted by T-Atoms at 12/06/2010 11:17:00 AM
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
So here I am, a couple hours before I head to the airport, where I will wait for my girlfriend a bit before we head to California for a short trip (aren't they always too short...)
My room is a mess now since my apartment is too small for all of my clothes, I keep all the extras in my suitcase, which I am using... Pictures once I get back.
I packed in a record 15 minutes, and I am now sitting around doing nothing but watching time tick by. Think I will go look for something to eat before I head out!
See you guys in Cali!
Monday, August 30, 2010
I figured this was pretty dead, but just remembered it thanks to a friend starting a blog.
If people still read, I can start actively blogging again.
Life has been busy though.
Bought a new DSLR camera that takes HD video and loving it.
Purchased all of my DJ equipment. My apartment is better equipped than most major clubs in the world.
Due to this, my neighbor has made noise complaints at VERY early times with RUDE letters (in Japanese). Because of this, my manager got me a new apartment and I will move at the end of September!
I will DJ 2 events in one night in Nagoya on October 30th with Shane, my music brother and DJ partner!
This is pretty much it in a nutshell, but if there are more than 5 unique people requesting I update this by the end of this week, I will continue to do so.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sorry for the lack of updates! I have been busy!
Since the beginning of the year, I have been saving for DJ equipment, and I am now 2/3 done with my CDJ set up. (I got a DJM700 mixer, and a new CDJ900. Saving for a CDJ2000 now).
I went to Nagoya, my old home last weekend, to play football and BBQ, but I missed the football game because I went to the conbini with 2 friends! That was a quick game!
Coming up, this weekend, a friend I met on Outpost 9 is coming up to Tokyo to meet up (for the first time) and we will go eat shabu shabu with one of his friends. Should be a good time!
I will try to update with a video blog or something as soon as possible!
SORRY FOR THE DELAY, if ANYONE even still reads this...
Posted by T-Atoms at 3/17/2010 10:53:00 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
..because I don't have my tripod to set up my camera, since we have been taking pics at my office. BUT I did make a quick video montage of my last weekend which was INSANE!
Check it out!
Once I bring my tripod back, it will be business as usual!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I am finally done!
Any comments welcome!