Yes, we are still here. We've been having a great time, taking Rachel around to see the sights. We went (and worked) the Hokkaido International School Fall Festival, went to a dessert buffet, saw an art exhibition, ate Chinese food with my work colleagues, played an intense game of jenga, and learned some Japanese culture along the way. It's been awesome to share all these things with my sister. I don't think I've laughed this much in a long time!
And did I mention we had our first snow?