The Japan story is where all this actually started. Michael’s adventurer spirit was just about to take over the focus of his life. It was in April 2015 sometime around his birthday. To be honest with you, I was not aware that he was even planning to travel to Japan…I came home one day and was scrolling down my Facebook wall when I saw an image of him in an unfamiliar setting. Here is a close reconstruction of the conversation that followed 🙂
Ivan: Yo! Where the **** are you?
Michael: I’m in Japan 🙂
Ivan: Whaaaat! See you in two days! Where exactly?