Crying in the Airport at Nagoya

Millie Koong
December 18, 2016
I'm in the airport at Nagoya waiting for my flight right now, and I still can't believe that I'm actually... Leaving... It's especially strange to recognize the airport, but also remembering being so bizarrely lost confused and being so rusty in Japanese that I could barely find the exit. Now I've been able to ask workers to check my bag for me, to please switch my seat, to cancel my resident card... It's amazing how far I've come in these mere 3 months. It's not over yet because a few of my friends and I are still stuck in the airport, but it's so weird to know that even 50 years later I'll probably look back on this as the best times of my life. It's also unbelievable that even though we all say that we'll all see each other again, we'll never be the same way we are now ever again. I know I talk about this all the time but it's honestly hitting me really hard and I just am so sad to leave that I'm considering just walking right back out through the gates and just living off the land.

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Millie Koong

<p>Hi, I&#39;m Millie! I&#39;m a Southern California native currently studying Critical Social Thought and Asian Pacific American Studies at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. I love film, art history, and the Food Network - join me as I eat my way across Japan (and hopefully learn some things along the way).</p>

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