Sending a Letter to Japan

Published on April 7 2016
Posted by: Kyle
Segment: Everything Else
Chances are, many relationships start out with "puppy love", with the couple sending sweet little notes back and forth. Well, Keat and I didn't do that, so in order to test the mailing system (and putting my trust in the mailing system), I sent her a letter, which took just over 1.5 weeks to travel from NC to Japan.

Not just any letter - a hand-written letter!

She was expecting a postcard, but I couldn't find any, so I decided to hand-write a letter as a token of my love (and because we didn't do it before).

If you can't read the image above, the transcript is below:
March 28, 2016

To my dearest wife,
   I hope this letter finds you well. I know you were expecting a postcard, but for the life of me, I could not find one anywhere, and I thought you would like a rare-handwritten letter as a token of my love, especially since we did not do this back when we started dating.
   Provided you can read my chicken-scratch of writing, I would like you to know that Niko would also like to say "Hi." Additionally, I am surrounded by the other two fur babies as I write this, vying for attention. With my Spring Break officially over, I go back to work today as you finished your training and begin (or continue) your integration into Japanese Society. I appreciate the fact that you have your friend Matt there to help.
   It has been especially hard to go to bed at night knowing you aren't on the other side, cuddling with me. Although I changed the sheets, I left one of your pillows so I could still have your scent. If this letter makes it to you, I will send a package to you including something that (hopefully) carries my scent with it, (And maybe a surprise or two,) to help you feel closer to me.
   As much as I would like to continue this letter for many, many pages, I am a programmer and my wrist is about to cramp up. Most likely, we can talk more and faster over IM and Skype. Until I hear from you again.

Your loving husband,
K M Perkins
and Chi and Maru

Yes, you can get all gushy. I thought it would nice.

I want to send her something too!

Calm down, you can. Her address in Japan is as follows:
In EnglishKeat Perkins
Corpo wernia #203
2218-3 Omigawa
Katori-shi, Chiba-ken 289-0313
In Japanese〒289-0313

(I believe the Japanese one is correct. Maybe 95%. Their address system is backwards of America's)
Update: as of June 25th, Keat has moved to our new apartment! We'll post a video tour (and it's new address) on Japanoblog soon!

So if you want to send her a letter, a box of chocolates, or just some fanart, you can send it to the address above.