Sunday, January 18, 2009
The Dawn of a New Year
It was the first sunrise of 2009 from the Land of the Rising Sun. A lot of firsts on this first post of mine! The scene at the beach at Chigasaki was akin to the angels lining the beach in City of Angels, their silhouettes eerily beautiful in the light of dawn. Running from the station at Chigasaki, which is about 20 minutes by train from Yokohama, we were chasing time not to miss the sunrise. Reaching the beach, and still running, the sun emerged on the horizon at 6.51am, exact to the minute that the weather forecasts had predicted. Leave it to the Japanese to be precise!
izakaya chatting away. Seeing the sunrise though, made up for everything as it was sublimely beautiful and seemed to me, the perfect way to start the year.
that will define our lives. Lets hope that many years down the road, when we look back on 2009, it brings a smile to our faces. 2008 definitely did. As I begin my first year in Japan, I begin this blog to etch my memories and encounters in my new home, away from home....