This is not the end

My recent blog post about goodbyes has led to some speculation about the end of this blog. But fear not my friends! (Or alternatively, depending on how you feel about this blog, ‘Sorry to disappoint you!’) No such thing is the case. A goodbye to Japan does not mean a goodbye to blogging for me.

Japan has provided me with endless inspiration for many blog posts to come. Photographs and notes have been diligently prepared. Besides that, the return to Belgium has already sparked new ideas like a series about ‘Japan in Belgium’ and stories about culture shock and the differences between Japan and Belgium. Looking at Belgium through Japanese eyes certainly gives me a new perspective.

So, dear readers, I hope you will stick with me to see what the future holds. I for one am anxious to find out!

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  1. First of all,It’s great to know you’re arrived Belgium safe.When I walk around the Toyota station,I remember the time we had chats.It was great times!!I’m the one who was wondering that your blog would be continued or not…I’m so HAPPY you keep blogging!Please keep telling me your opinions and experiences,and l’ll leave comment :)Can’t wait to go to Belguim to see you and your husband.
    Hope you and yours are all well.As for me,Yasu and I will move on this Saturday,Yay!!
    P.S:It’s a wounderful pin! Japan x Belguim,like our friendship πŸ˜€

    1. Hi Yuko-chan πŸ™‚ I was so happy to read your comment. When I am writing new posts, it will be a nice feeling to know that you will read them. Thank you again for all the wonderful times we spent together. I hope we can soon see each other again! Give my love to your parents and Yasu and good luck with your move! You have a beautiful house. I’m sure it will be wonderful to live there.

  2. Glad to know your blog will continue. I’ve always enjoyed reading about your experiences and impressions while in Japan and now that you’ve returned home, I look forward to reading about your experiences and thoughts back in Belgium with a new perspective. Hope all is going well with you and Dennis.

    1. Hi Kristine! Thank you so much for your nice comment. It feels strange to be back in Belgium. Our time in Japan almost feels like a dream. But I’m sure as time passes, everything will start to sink in for real. Take care and enjoy your time in Japan! Judging from your Facebook page, you are having a wonderful time ^_^

  3. I am thrilled you will continue to blog. You made such a difference in culture shock for me when I made my way to Japan for my first trip abroad. I would have never seen or experienced such wonderful things in Japan if it wasn’t for your blog and kindness when I arrived! Was an experience I will never forget. Hope your trip home has been good! Can’t wait to see more posts!


    1. Hi Bonnie, It’s great to know that you are still reading my blog! Please keep commenting, it is great to hear from you πŸ™‚ It was such a joy to show you around in Japan. Your kindness and your attitude towards such a radically different culture, never having been outside your country, were inspiring. By the way, I am still planning to write about our time together at some point. So I haven’t forgotten πŸ™‚ just didn’t get around to it yet. I hope you and your family are well. Do you have any plans to go back to Japan sometime soon?

      1. Hi Helena, Good to hear from you. I wish we were headed back to Japan. They don’t plan on having a project that will require my husband to travel to Japan anytime soon. We are seeing some things in the US. They will be sending him shortly to Texas. I will be going with him to experience Texas. They also send him to Canada, so I’m sure I’ll be seeing what Canada is like. I wouldn’t be so excited about things had it not been for you kindness. You made my first trip abroad a very exciting time! I will continue to read your blog and think you need to continue this. Your a great writer with interesting topics. Show me your home! Would love to see how you live now that your back home! Take care and I look forward to hearing more!


  4. hihi , we houden het in het oog . En goeie “pakin” en daarna goede reis ? je zult de zon meebrengen op je terugreis of reis je de “andere kant om”? knuf.

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