Click here for information on the future of TFBOoG@LoO!
It's worth your time to check out all the
galleries since I've updated most of them since last time I
thought to mention it. Most notably there's a whole HONSHU
section I've added, so check it out! My last set of pictures
probably won't be online until I get back to the states.
[INSERT OBVIOUS BOYZ II MEN SONG QUOTE HERE]
I'm preparing to leave Japan. I'm already packed and
holding back the tears. Some might think I should be out
celebrating and forgetting the pain. I say I partied last
night and have had enough of goodbyes. But it recently
occurred to me that it doesn't have to be the end.
I run a website. Typically I run websites without
focus. Why not create a niche, yeah? Why not do
something no one else can do (or hasn't thought to do yet)?
So, to that end, I'm going to revive YakCentral as a message
board for current, former, and soon-to-become JASIN
students. I do this in part in an attempt to keep in touch
with friends I've already made, and friends I hope to make in the
future. The JASIN program has had such a profound impact on
me that I want to give something back that can hopefully live into
some kind of perpetuity. Might be the slight depression
talking, but I think it's a great idea, and gives me something to
do until I can visit this wonderful country again.
Speaking of which, I'm gonna have to figure out how to make
Japanese-language pages. Thanks to PHP, content swapping
shouldn't be too hard, and the message board system I've come to
love already supports multiple language formats. I now have
a way to make use of that feature!
I know I promised months and months ago that I was going to write
about my experiences. I didn't lie about that, I just didn't
post that information here. Some things are done, others are
in skeleton form, and the rest are rattling around in my
brain. With an actual focus to this new site, I have a reason
to complete these things other than fulfilling my own ego. Or
rather, other than JUST fulfilling my own ego.
Don't let me fall asleep at the wheel on this one. I'll
likely slip into some kind of depression if I do!
Until then, kids...
If you'll be anywhere near Eau Claire next
March, you should consider going to No
Brand Con 2004. It'll be a blast!