Brad In Japan: New Journeys
Welcome to this week's newsletter as we dive into lots of exciting news, some personal sharings, and as always, some humor. Let's get into it :)
I haven't signed anything, but I have officially accepted an offer with a company called Maruha Nichiro who is in the fishing/food business! If you'd asked me when I started the MBA if I'd end up in food, I probably would have said no, but God knows best haha.
I won't spoil what I'm doing, but I will say that I feel like I will be able to use my pre-MBA experiences and my new knowledge well. I begin in June so look forward to hearing more then. A very exciting and big first step as I look towards my post graduate life.
Lent in Japan
Catholic or not, Lent is a great time to fast and do some great "spring cleaning" as we heads towards Easter and the new life of Summer.
As a Catholic, I am:
- Offering up alcohol yet again (the never ending battle haha), Netflix, and Twitch (basically video game TV)
- Adding in a daily rosary (praying for you all!) and reading with my new Japanese bible
- Offering my time to help in small ways and looking for outreach opportunities
This isn't a "look I'm cool" list, but more a letting you in on my journey with God and maybe inspiring you to take a first step yourself :) Always a new day and opportunity to say yes.
Speaking of yes, I finally took the leap and had an online tutor session with a Japanese lady named Moe. She was very friendly and supportive as I made many mistakes - including the time I booked for...
I "booked" 14:00 JST (2 pm Japan) and was super excited. When I woke up early the morning of, I noticed a message and saw it had a countdown to when the conversation would be. It was saying 5 am?? Turns out I booked 14:00 CST (or 2 pm Houston time). That happens to be 5 am JST...
Complete mistake, but with lots of caffeine, I made it through and learned a lot about her. It was great fun and I'm still glad I did it (but will make sure to book the proper time from now on). The joys of language learning.
Many more fun things happened, but I'll cut it off here. I hope to hear back about anything you may be fasting from, going through & need prayers for, or even just want to say hi :) I love you all and as always,
Thanks for Reading!