The Importance of Friendship

I’m sitting on the sofa in the guestroom/study of one of my best friends and contemplate the last two days. I always say “one of my best friends” because I always had two. All three of us have a name starting with M so let’s just call us the 3M. We hve been together since…

House Viewing *Rant*

Moving abroad also means that you have to give up your apartment, which also means your landlord might try to show the apartment to other people so it isn’t empty between leases. Well, last friday my landlord and three interested parties where supposed to come and I was nervous about it the whole week. Not…

It’s getting serious

Slowly but surely moving to Japan becomes reality. This weekend I finally booked my flight with ANA (All Nippon Airways) and I’ll leave germany on March 24th. I had to wait until January 8th to book my ticket because all tickets booked on or after this day have a baggage allowance of not one but…

Christmas Chaos

“So this is chistmas…” and what have I done? Not nearly as much as I’d like. By now I thought that our plan to move to Japan would be farther along. In my head packing everything up and sort through our stuff seemed to be quite manageably in the evening hours after I come home…

TOEIC Results and Job hunting

Because it said “7 days” till the results are available I expected the results earlier, but they finally arrived today and I am very happy with them. And I have to admit I am also a little relieved because I felt somewhat ambivalent about a few questions. So that’s one step further in my job…

New Year’s Resolutions

I am a little early for my New Year’s Resolutions as I normally just think of those when someone asks me if I have any or develop them along the way (so, more Mid-Year Resolutions really). Its about two weeks to Christmas and when I realised that I have bought exactly none presents until know…

In anticipation of a great year to come

I just completed the online registration for a TOEIC exam on November 29th. The TOEIC is the “Test of English for International Communication” and if you are asking yourself why this is noteworthy news for me, it’s all because of five little word: We will move to Japan! I can’t tell you how excited I…

The storm behind the silence

After this quite dramatic title, what can this post be about? Well, it’s about me being absent from the blog I really love and I just realized it has been 20 (!) days since I last posted… ô_ô Not something to be proud of and an indicator for the chaos that has  been my life…