After the Obon holidays, everyone's back to work. The long days off from work has been relaxing for me and I just can't get enough of it. Great food, blue sky and sea, and of course the perfect summer breeze!-I miss them already. Niigata has always been one of my favorite summer escapes. Well, back to reality and the good thing about it is that I get to see my wonderful students! Happy workweek everyone!