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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Being an American in Japan RIGHT NOW

I am full of energy and nerves right now. We're in our hotel room and it is 1:15 AM Tokyo time, 11:15 PM in Boston. We have CNN on. We've figured out how to get it in english.

It is so weird to think that we have to go to bed and sleep before we hear the election results. Right now we're all so worried and just can't wait. It's like waiting for Christmas... none of us want to sleep but we know we have to. While we're sleeping you will all get out of work, and go about your afternoon. Tonight, many of you will go to IB for the BNN election show and party. We are setting our alarms to wake up when you will all be drinking your first or second beer. We're going to try to find some ex-pats to watch with, because John knows some people here. But it's going to be immediately when we wake up that the results will really being coming in. I imagine that we'll probably end up piled up in the room I am sharing with Casey and Steph, as we are right now. Wearing these robes, drinking tea and taking turns going to Family Mart to buy fruit and eggs.

For the rest of our lives we will remember that during this election, no matter what happens, we were together in Tokyo. Even if we don't know each other, this is something we'll tell our children. This is a really unique experience, and I feel really blessed to be having it.

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