Archive for November 1st, 2007

Sayonara, Ainori…

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

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I guess some of you have seen it coming for a while, but unfortunately, I won’t be able to write my weekly Ainori summaries anymore. I just posted my last Ainori summary (Ainori #375 & #376) since the rough draft was almost done anyway. It’s not that I’ve lost interest, on the contrary, but I simply don’t have the time to concentrate on this on a weekly basis. Work at school and an increase in private lessons are partly responsible, but there are personal reasons, too. Of course, I’m always busy studying kanji and vocabulary to take the Japanese Proficiency Test Level 2, but for the past few weeks, my wife and I have been exercising for at least an hour everyday, something we vowed to continue until we are old and gray. We’ve also been busy preparing for our next trip to Vietnam in December. Last but not least, we finally made the decision to stay in Japan indefinitely, so we started thinking about buying a house, something notoriously difficult and time-consuming for foreigners in Japan.

It’s been a fun ride (no pun intended), and I’d like to thank all the Ainori fans who supported me during the past 2 years by reading my summaries, and posting comments. I really appreciate it. 長い間、大変お世話になりました。m(_ _)m I will still post on MY BLOG intermittently, and I hope some of you will keep coming once in a while. Sayonara, Ainori…