I have a confession to make.
I went to Japan for spring break with Rory.
I told people that I was going there to scout employment opportunities and for pleasure, and while that's all true, I wasn't entirely forthcoming.
I also went to Japan to see my son.
Yes, I have a child.
I spent the summer after graduating from high school in Japan. I met a girl, things happened, and she called me after I returned to the States with the news. She wanted to keep it. What was I going to do? Fly back and stop her? Even if I wanted to, I didn't have time or money at the time to do so.
Every month my parents wire her family some money and whenever I can, I travel across the sea to visit.
I'm not proud of being a young absentee father. I hope to get a job in Japan after graduation, perhaps teaching English.
Anyway, I don't really like to talk about my personal life.
Consider this an introduction to a weeklong series of updates on our spring break in Japan.