Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Packing, and saying bye bye

Today it will be my last day in the Netherlands, at least for the next years. Tomorrow morning on 11.55 I will depart to Japan, via Helsinki.

A lot have happened the few days so let me first go back to my last day of work; Friday the 9th of June. I took a morning off, to get some sleep, and woke up perfectly happy. On my work it was pretty normal actually, and it didn't really felt like it was my last day. Because another guy (Paul) also had his last day in there, we decided to buy something together * here in the Netherlands when it is your last day on work, or birthday, it is normal to buy something like Pie or Candy* but because we couldn't order Pie anymore we decided to buy some Pizza for everyone. After work we had a small goodbye party/ watching the first soccer match at the bar across the street. I was happy to see the Japanese managers in their too, because I know that they won't come that fast. I want to thank everybody from my work for the great time I have had in there, and the trust and respect you guys gave me. Arigato Gozaimasu (thank you very much) especially I have to say thank you to a group of people, but I think you guys already know who I mean.

On Saturday I had a beautiful canoe trip with my sweet mom, the weather was perfect, and the water was quiet. We had some great talks that day, and as normal it always feels great talking with my mom about nothing, life etc.

On Sunday I was at my dads place to watch soccer with the whole family! Whoehoe, Netherlands won with 1-0. I am definitely going to continue following the matches when I am in Japan, just I don't know if they are really being broadcast in there.

Monday was shopping day, I needed to have some shoes, t-shirts, and for my mother in law Godiva chocolate. Ow and not to forget I also bought Rummikub, and Triominos. I packed my bag ( I won't use a suitcase but a big Cricket bag because I can put more crap in it) which was 25 kilo... AAAA I can only bring 20 with me, so I needed to take some things out of the bag, DVDs do I need them NO, BYE BYE. A book, NO don't need BYE Bye, So finally it went back to 15 kilo. But yeah haha, on the next day it was back to 22 kilo. pfff I hate packing my bag.

I went to Egmond yesterday with my mom, a small place next to the beach, where we did some last shopping * I have bought some presents for the child that my brother in law and his wife are expecting, and for Eisuke the child of Mayuko her best friend. While we sat on the beach we had some good talk (again) and I asked her for advice. My mom is a bit afraid that I am going to lose my Dutch feeling, and while turn into Samurai William. But I don't think I will do that, because my heart will always be in The Netherlands, and I will always have Dutch blood *alright a little Belgium blood too, don't say this to anybody else alright*.

And today is my last day in here, I have finished packing my bag, except for my laptop and the chocolates that lays in the fridge. Tonight we will have a family dinner at my dads place, and tomorrow will be the time to say goodbye.

This is where it become difficult. Saying goodbye to people whom I love, and especially to people whom are family and whom I have become so close with for the last 2 years. I love you my brother, I love you Carolien, I love you Dad, and I love you my sweet mom. You guys will always be in my heart and my family forever. That's why distance is nothing more than meters and flying hours. Because we will always stick together.

I will update you guys next week how my first week in Japan was. Wish me luck


Anonymous said...

don't worry, they are broadcasting the games here

Anonymous said...

Oi Baka Dave ;)

Genki? Zoals ik al zei. ik hoop dat je een fantastische tijd daar tegemoet gaat. I wish you and Mayuko the best together...

And we keep in touch! Moet toch nog wel even met me Kleine neef over Anime enzo praten he ;)..

Sayanora en Tot in het land van de rijzende zon..!!


Anonymous said...

Davey, een goede reis en laat even weten wanneer je in Tokyo bent, dan gaan we een biertje drinken!

Dirk said...

I hope you have a nice time there!
cant wait for the update.

btw i posted some asian girl rock on my blog(from the 60's,sounds really like Shonen Knife,except most bands are from signapore)
its called girls in the garage

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