My name is Connor and I’ll be chronicling my journey to Japan and back on the pages of this blog. I am really excited to be leaving for Japan in two days, and I’ll admit I’m more than a little nervous. I thought it a nice introduction would ease a few butterflies, so let’s start from the beginning.
I grew up in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland and home of the United States Naval Academy. You can see a pic up there- the old architecture and the restless spirit instilled by the midshipmen there defined my childhood. Now I want to travel!
The older guy in my gallery is my dad, a retired Navy Commander. We just celebrated his birthday with my sister in tow last week, so I brought my camera along to sharpen my teeth and show everyone a few of the amazing family members supporting me in this endeavor.
And with that, I must return to my packing feeling even more excited than before about this adventure. I love anime (digging into Kill la Kill), I love manga (One Piece is amazing!), I love Japanese food (tonkatsu, mmm) and the music is just stunning (Tokyo jazz bars anyone?). This trip has been a long time coming, I know it’ll be an experience I won’t ever forget.
… and there’s those butterflies again? Oh wow. More excited than I thought to be documenting this, taking in the beautiful vistas of Japan and sharing it with everyone here. Hold onto your 箸, everyone. It’s going to be fun!
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Connor Cook- nice to meet you! I'm a 21 y/o from the naval town of Annapolis, MD studying Computer Science at the University of Maryland. I like to lead a colorful life, try new things- I run, I tweak computer things, I watch anime, and I love electronic music (and tea). As I pack my camera, I can only think of all the friends I'll make, places I'll see, and food I'll savor!</span></p>