I don't think you can set out on a venture such as this without harbouring expectations. I try to trade expectations for hope, as hope leads to less disappointment.
I hope I don't lose my passport. I hope the yakuza don't kidnap me. I hope I have a great time.
I hope this takes me so far from everything I know, and everything I think I know, and reboots my head.
I don't believe in finding yourself, sorting yourself out, and all that. But I do believe in reset buttons.
Anyway. Going to Japan. AFK. BBL.