Friday, August 1, 2014

Life back to normal?

Well, I've been back in the US for two months now. I've gotten back into my "normal" life where it left of last year. I'm working for a company called Software for Good in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. It's interesting work and it's nice to be in a big city with a lot going on. Of course Osaka was 10 times larger, but here its a lot easier to find out about events and meetups here. I'm trying to make a point of attending various get-togethers organized through to meet new people with similar interests.

I'm trying to keep up with my photography, though I'm still adjusting to a full-time work schedule. It turns out I'm only 1.5 miles away from the center of Minneapolis so the other weekend I went for a long walk through the city with no particular destination in mind. I brought my camera along and took a few interesting pictures. 
This scene reminded me of my time in Japan. No doubt these keys haven't been around for as long as the keys in THIS picture, but it's nice to see that at least some people here are considerate of others.

Although, on this same trip I also saw just how far people will go to make a little money at the expense of another. 

I'm sure I'll get a taste of all aspects of American city life as I spend more time here. One thing I'm not sure about though is how I will survive the winter. Only time will tell.