Update: ...and my two years in Japan are done. So I'm back home, and working again making software for a living (though hopefully at a nicer place), but still working on going somewhere in academics.
I have too many hobbies. Right now I'm in a video game phase, with the excuse that they are Japanese practice. Knowing myself, my hobby attention will move elsewhere soon.
I like people, but I keep a small circle of friends. I wouldn't mind expanding it, though...
Update: no longer getting government money to be a full-time student, so back to the hi-tech lifestyle. For now.