My trip to
Secondly, it showed me the directions that karate was taking, even on
Thirdly, it was nice just meeting people and making contacts. They were all very friendly and open people. Should I ever come to
Fourthly, the food was tasty. Enough said there.
Goya Chanpuru and Tebichi
Fifthly (I can safely say that I have never before used the word “fifthly” before this), after having a sticker on my car for a couple of years that has “Okinawa” and “Ishigantou” given to me by my Japanese teacher in grad school, I can finally answer “yes” when asked if I’ve visited Okinawa before.
Sixthly, I got to see the world of karate politics on
Lastly (because “seventhly” would just be ridiculous), I got to see Terry, even if it was just for one evening. I could insert some really trite phrase about friends and long distances, but I’ll just content myself with saying it was cool to see him again.
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