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I've had my indoctrination

Despite there being not one, not two, but three screaming children, all in the same family!! and despite the 15 hour flight, I managed pretty comfortably. One lucky break was that there was no one in the seat next to me so I got to spread out. I managed to sleep for a good portion of the trip.

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Tomorrow is my first day of work on my new job. I'm told everyone wears suits. The dress code is Business. Good thing I bought some suits before I came out here. I'm eager to get started. I can only take so much sight-seeing.
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At the Airport

I'm at the airport. My many bags are checked, and by some miracle didn't get charged a weight overage. They tell me that I'll have leg room in my seat but I don't think SeatGuru agrees. We shall see.

I've said my goodbyes. The co-worker with whom I used to go gambling on many a night was upset but, being Japanese, wouldn't fully show it except by snapping her husband's head off.

When I arrive on the other side I'll be saying hello once again to most of those to whom I said goodbye. My relationships have always primarily been long distance.

Time has passed and I'm now on the plane, in a different seat than the one assigned. The previous seat had been accosted by two Arabic women and a one year old child. I fled.

Soon it will be time to take off so I leave you all here on the ground and I'll see you on the other side