Monday, 19 September 2011


Living in a foreign country can be incredibly lonely. Life is foreign and family and friends feel so far away.

This past week, however, I have been treated to an amazing lesson in community and just how not-lonely it can be being a foreigner in Japan. It was an amazing experience to watch a wonderful group of women come together in an outpouring of love to support one of "their own." I was honoured to be able to take part, although in only a small way, and am ever so impressed with the women who took time out of their already busy lives to organize something like this for a very deserving friend going through some tough times.


  1. it truly was so amazing. Thank you so much Sarah. It is so nice to know we have our own community out there even though geographically we are just foreigners alone in Japan.

  2. Wow, that is a truly beautiful story. I remember how lonely it can get over there, but also how tight-knit the foreign community could be.