I began my last full day in Japan with my last secret destination. Google Maps took me from Oedo Line to the Marunouchi Line to Saikyo Line at Ikebukuro Station on my way to Toda Station for a short walk to a special place. The last train heads toward Omiya. Omiya is where a dear-friend Ms Odris lived with her son and work as an English teacher and Gospel choir director in the late 90s. I visited her along with my mother and cousin in 1998 and the following year with my friends. She played a big part in my life at that time, inspiring, encouraging, and making me believe my dream to live in Japan could come true.