I got back to Belgium on Thursday night, went into work on Friday, and at last I have a bit of spare time to recover—and to write a bit here. My brain is still a bit jetlagged, which seems to adversely affect my language centres most of all. Speaking and writing are both a bit challenging right now.
I haven’t had time to finish putting up my notes and photos from the Hokuriku trip, but it’ll have to wait. It’s getting late, and I’m going to Kyushu tomorrow morning for three days. This time I’m travelling alone, because N—— has to go to work.
We just arrived back in Osaka this evening from our travels, crawling along the north coast of Japan—the area known as Hokuriku (北陸). Despite the weather forecasts of rain for just about every day, it was sunny and hot—unbelievably so for late November—and exceedingly pleasant.
I seem to have overcome my jetlag. I didn’t sleep much on the plane, but I had plenty of little naps over the first few days, which seemed to take care of it.
I have written a web interface to add entries. I realised the need for it when I was stuck using a free internet terminal the other day and couldn’t run an ssh client off my trusty USB flash disk.
I’m off to Japan again for a fortnight from tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it as a break, a chance to do some travelling in Japan, and most of all to see N——.
I’ve made a few small improvements to the way this site functions.
I was chatting with a Dutch-speaking Belgian friend the other day, who was bemoaning the fact that she can’t keep up with the spelling reforms that have taken place since she went to school, which wasn’t particularly long ago. “They should send round a flyer explaining the new rules when they change them,” she asserted.
There are a couple of words that I’ve been thinking about: