A note on Friday Things and what's up for winter vacation

General UpdatesKristina PinoComment
Hello, readers!

In case you haven't noticed, I missed Friday Things last week, and I'm not going to run the column this week, either. Because I've been busier as we get closer to the holidays and vacation, I've decided to put it on hold for now. Friday Things will resume as a weekly link dump starting in January! Until then, I may do a couple of random link dumps, but please don't hold me to it.

What's happening that I haven't been able to get to it? 

Well for one thing, I'm on a heavier schedule at school since we've only got two weeks to go before next term, which starts in January. As such, my administrators are trying to cram in more English classes, so I'm getting home a little more tired than usual these days. The kids are officially off on the 20th, and I'm off on the 24th, so things will definitely relax for me on that department soon.

The other thing is, again, since we're coming up on the holidays, my social schedule is also more booked than usual. Between parties (including a bonenkai) with co-workers and Christmas events with local friends and other foreigners, I don't have as much free time as I'm used to on the weekends, either. Not that I'm complaining - it's just that reduced internetting in general makes it difficult for me to collect a list of cool links from around the web consistently.

Finally, vacation notes! I'm going to be out of town from the 26th through January 5th and hitting up a few different places around Japan as I did during my summer break. You can keep up with me on Twitter while I'm out, and I may or may not do a photo-a-day update again while I travel. I'll blog when I can, but you can depend on regular Twitter updates. When I get home, I may have some videos to share. But no promises!

I think that's it for now. Thanks for reading this far, and I hope you'll stick around!