Hisashiburi desu ne?
(The cool thing is that I can write that in Japanese! I even know about 40 of the approximately 3 billion kanji symbols.)
Finally we have internet again! Our new house is great, and our stay has been made even more enjoyable by the overwhelming generousity of some locals.
Unfortunately, due to our lengthy absinthe from the globalized-interconnected-webology, we have been unable to keep you properly visually updated. You missed out on the videos of Korea (Yes, we know the same video effect can be achieved by scrolling quickly up and down the page of pictures, but it's a fun hobby for The Ian). Since we need to keep this show moving, we're going to save most of the Korea footage for a special edition DVD to be released sometime later this year. You will also miss footage of a local zoo, featuring a variety of Seussian bears that only bear the faintest resemblance to Canadian bears.
Every great film maker goes through that artistic crisis where their work is hated by the popular press, loved by those who don't understand it but want to appear sophisticated, and misunderstood by all. Sadly, poor amateur film makers occasionally go through a similar phase with the added bonus that they themselves don't understand their work.
I give you...
3 Million Buddhas (I'm Guessing)
Well, that's about all from me.
OH, one other thing: Sometime in January all my coworkers decided to start calling me "The Ian". It's the closest thing I've had to a nickname since Anita and AJ called me "Ianly Ian" in highschool. Maybe I can only be described by my name. Words defining themselves rarely help English students ("Come on Hiroshi, you know ...SIMILE...it's like when something acts as a SIMILE. Why can't you get this??? I give up...this is like talking to a brick wall...) no matter how hard I try.