Saturday, October 27, 2012

Finding Home: Day 27 Home Abroad

Here we are at Day 27 of my 31 Days Challenge,
if you would like to see all my posts for the month, click here.
Day 27

I have quite a large family.....but we remain extremely close-knit. There are 4 of us sisters and we had a total of 12 children among us. We are very proud that they have grown up close and each other's best friends.

"The Boys" playing their AIRSOFT Gun funny!

One of my oldest nephews, Nick, recently joined the AIR FORCE!! And is now stationed in Japan!
What an awesome experience for him.....for he gets to see the world!

At the airport...heading to Japan!!

So, for today's post, I thought that I would get an insider's look into the life
 of FINDING HOME in a foreign land! 

And here is how my "interview" went:

So Nick....tell me about your thoughts when you first arrived in Okinawa:
When I first arrived in Okinawa...I was kind of numb to everything that was going on around me. It was probably because I was really tired or just shock.

Where do you live?:
 I live on Kadena Air Base which is located in Ginowan-shi, Okinawa, Japan.

Finally getting all his "stuff from home" after being there for 2 months!
View from his dorm on base

What have you done to it to make it FEEL LIKE HOME?:
Well I really haven't done too much to make it feel like home. I try to make home-cooked meals when I can. But on base it's just like in the States so it's not bad. But as soon as I go off's an entirely different world. 

McD's in JAPAN!! 

Is Okinawa what you thought it would be?
 I thought Oki was going to be a lot smaller, well it's still small compared to Iowa, but there is a lot to do here. The streets are packed full of business, restaurants, and apartments. No space un-touched. 

meeting actors from Big Bang Theory...all in a day's work!

What is your favorite part of that city?
 I really do not have a favorite part of the city. I have yet to explore all Oki has to offer. So i'll have to get back to you on that.

What do you do on your free time?
 I don't have a lot of free time. But the time I do have I try to work on my photography, go out to eat, and shop. 

his "baby, he purchased

A Fishing Expedition 

Pottery making

Is this a place you think you will visit again...would you ever go back?
 I'm not sure I will during my service. But I would like to visit again. Hopefully have someone with me so I may show them the island. 

2 years is a long time to be away from home buddy! And we are SO VERY PROUD of the service you are doing for our country! 

Love you (stay safe, God Speed)
 ~Aunt Kim

1 comment:

Marcie said...

This is wonderful Kim :) Thanks for sharing with all of us. A great prospective of all our military service overseas!

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