There, I said it. No chickening out with a question mark at the end as I have come to the conclusion that the only explanation for recent events is an impending move to Canada to finish off his PhD and to settle down thereafter. (There is another conclusion that he’s just dropping misleading hints and daring someone to post, but I do believe I have found the smoking gun, although out of privacy considerations I will not reveal it, and I will delete any speculation that might infringe said privacy.)
Have just finished giving a presentation and partaking in a PhD workshop at the University of British Columbia
He also a few years back moaned about his current employer, so it would fit that the University of British Columbia would take him in, although he doesn’t say if he was participating as a student or a teacher, though.
However, the above in itself could be explained away by a year-long sabbatical, for example, so why do I conclude that he is to become an ex-pat all over again?
Given that he’s not backward at coming forward, I am sure he would have been more forthcoming if it were just an academic exchange, or at least would have let some speculative comments through on his blog. Therefore, I have to conclude that there is someone else involved, the person he went to Disney Sea with:
- Actually, all clerks and outdoor assistants spoke to us from the very start in clear, natural-rate Japanese without the Tweaks and Simplifications for White People.
and who he celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving (why else would that have been posted?) with. Not to mention his dodging of a police stop, suggesting he traveled back with someone he didn’t want to cause a fuss with.