...it's only 6 days left until I have to leave Japan.
I don't want to start to write a long "Oh I don't wanna go! I love Japan! It was too short! I don't want to leave my friends! I have settled in so well, I feel so good here! I still need to learn the language! I have no time!"-posts because everyone who went to Japan for a longer (or even shorter time) know those feelings, I'm not the only one of feels like that.
Of course, everybody is different: I know people who liked it here but couldn't get on with everything here so well, or some who like it but still prefer their homecountry and that's totally fine. There are people who fall in love extremely and prefer to concentrate on the happy-fun-'exotic' side of Japan and that's totally fine too.
I think I'm one of those persons who came here with some background knowledge due to study, books or friends/family (in my case friends and my boyfriend and my study of Japanese and Japanese culture at university) and didn't feel that extremely surprised when seing everything in original. Of course there were things I experienced for the first time but mostly because my boyfriend is Half-Japanese and because I was interested in Japan since my childhood and read book over books, I was somehow familiar with most 'strange japan-things'.
I really fell in love with Japan but I also have my points of Japanese culture and society which I don't like (not dealing with own war past, history, sexism, racism - like, the stuff no one likes about no country XD).
I said I don't want to write a long whiny post about how much I don't want to go.
Because it's just easy as it is.
I don't want to go.
I like the everyday life here so much.
It was too short - The past 10 months went by like nothing and it feels like I just arrived here 2 months ago or something..
I don't want to leave my friends and all the nice people I met here.
I kind of feel settled in so well, now that my Japanese finally got a bit better, I just want to stand up next week again and go the konbini and everything.
I still need to learn the language! My Japanese still is so bad, I am afraid I will forget everything if I go back now.
I have no time - there is still so much I want to see, people I want to meet, things I want to try, work I want to do.
For the next 6 days I will forget that those are the last days here.