16-01-06

10 january

 

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13-01-06

wij nog eens

 

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09-01-06

Osaka reporting

Today we wandered around in Osaka (or still are), and booked ourselves a capsule hotel. It's like a small container with a matrass and a little TV.  They are ment for buisiness people who work to hard, drink to munch and never get home. But since we're in Japan, we just HAD to try them.
 
It was a relaxed day for me, just wandering around the different shops here. Unbelievable what the Japanese can invent to sell! Tint would really like this place because there are a lot of second had shops with weird stuff ;o)
 
In Osaka there is a real hip-hop culture going on, especially in the suburban-like environnement I was exploring.  On the surface it can look a bit hostile (you know, the gang looks) but I did like the vibes in the town. Only regretfull everything costs so much, and even worse, I'll have to drag around all the stuff I bought. Like the skateboard I tried with a load of wheels underneath ( Think it was like 12 or even 16), it only costed less then 3000 Yens but the shipping (because I can't take it with me on the plane) would cost me a 10000 more.
 
Tom went to see the sea, while I was sniffing up the local vibes (wich by the way was very easy 'cause of my dreads, in this hip-hop and raggae orientated culture).  I don't know what he was doing during the afternoon, but he'll post something later I guess.
 
I in the meanwhile, am going to check out if the sauna and sento here is for free ;o)
 
C ya!
 
Jero

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08-01-06

Nara fire festival

The sento yesterday was a little bit to extreme for Tom, and I can understand him. It was the third sento I tried, but it certainly was the hottest tub there was. I loved it! All the time shifting between the really hot tub and the ICY-cold one.
 
We planned to go to sleep early, but I ended up talking until somewhere around 1 o'clock in the morning. So this morning, when Tom woke me around 7, the day began a little to early for me. We took the train to Nara together with two English girls named Juliette and Claire. Once arrived I thought I had lost my Japan Railpass. I was so sleepdrunk that I had  put it in my diary, but I didn't find it right away, so I ran as if the devil himself was chasing me, back to the train, searching for my pass. Eventually Tom came to search me when he found my pass.
 
We hiked alltrough Nara just until the night was approaching gently. Once it was dark enough they fired a whole lot of fireworks, after wich they lit a whole hill, or at least tried to... The ritual has a few explanations, but I prefer the last one I heard; "It is ment to chase away the goblins living on the hill" But I still haven't found out where they ran off to.
 
Maybe I'll see them tonight,... it's 11.30 in the evening here, had not much sleep the days before so I'm hitting the hay in a few moments.
 
Greetzz,... Jero with sore feet and heavy eyelids.    

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07-01-06

Party again

Today was a little bit a recovery day. Yesterday I saw Chiori again, and had once again a great time, just laughing and talking while seeing Kyoto from a non touristical vieuw. We ate some sushi, the real thing! Afterwards (when we said goodbye to eachother) she gave me some sake from Kyoto and 10Yens. The 10 Yen don't seem to be interesting, and no I'm no beggar,... the coin was made in my birthyear '79 wich is in japanese years the year '53. So I gave her a 50 cent (0,50 Bef) wich I had with me by accident, and the coincidence was that it was made in her birthyear!
 
Once back at the youth hostel I met the friend of Marin, named Mark. We went out together (after finishing the Kyoto Sake and a bottle of Japanese wine) to a place called "Metro" wich actually WAS in the metro. There we saw different Japanese groups and Tom and I danced the whole night long! They know now in Kyoto that the Belgians can dance, and we know now that Japanese can really play some good music. The finishing act was a guy with a drumbattery (I think that's the right word) and a tape and videoprojection. He brought us a live Drum 'n Base (or something like that) performance,...  I was jumping and dancing around like a crazy monkey, and the Japanese appriciated it a lot.
 
This morning was a bit hard, but I went on a hike with Tom anyway. Afterwards we ate some more sushi (tried every plate I could eat yesterday) and in a few moments we're going to the sento again,... soaking our sore bones a little bit.
 
To everybody, once you got the opportunity,... DO VISIT JAPAN! This is probably the greatest trip I ever made in my whole life...
 
Greetzz,... Jero

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06-01-06

foto

Mijn eerste hiking trip door Kyoto leverde enorm mooie foto`s op, zoals deze bijvoorbeeld.

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Het gouden paviljoen

Zoals beloofd

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Apen

Hi,
Vandaag weeral vroeg opgestaan om mijn kennis omtrent Japan te vergroten.  Ik heb een fiets gehuurd voor de dag, zeker aan te raden als je in Kyoto bent, kost enkel 500yen.  Na ongeveer 2 uur fietsen door de ontwakende stad bereikte ik mijn doel : "the monkey park", het "apenpark" dus.  Het is juist buiten Kyoto centrum, in de bergen, gelegen.  De aapjes, ongeveer 150, lopen daar vrij rond, er is dus geen afsluiting om de apen daar te houden.  De aapjes mogen door bezoekers gevoederd worden, vandaar dat ze daar ook altijd blijven terugkomen zonder ze te moeten opsluiten, zoals dat bij ons in de zoo gebeurd.  Ik heb er vele foto`s van genomen en zal mijn uiterste best doen er eentje op de site te zetten.
Daarna ben ik doorgereden naar het gouden paviljoen, zeer indrukwekkend, ookal ben je geen bhoedist.  Nu, voor ik hier meer uitgebreid over schrijf moet ik je nog even vertellen dat we hier dus in een bergachtige streek zijn.  Met de fiets wil dat zeggen: klimmen, klimmen, dan even dalen, terug klimmen, ale..het hield niet op.  Moet je ook weten dat dit een Japans fietsje was met een versnelling.  Voor de mensen die mij kennen is het al duidelijk dat ik met mijn knieen tegen mijn kin zat elke keer mijn wiel een omwentelling maakte.  Ale, over dat paviljoen, zoals ik al zei, dat ws heel indrukwekkend.  Een gouden (bladgoud) tempel in het midden van een meer.  Het is moeilijk te beschrijven dus zal ik proberen een foto achter te laten.
 
Tot de volgende
Tom


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Autch, busy days here!

I'm sorry mom and dad, but  going to continue with writing in English, because I met so many new friendly people whom I gave the adress.
 
Yesterday was already a very busy day for me. I had an appointment with Shiori, a very nice student who showed me a little bit the other side of Kyoto. Hereby I mean the Kyoto she tought was interesting. I just asked her to show me her favorite spots.
 
We went up the station building ( wich represents the hisory of Kyoto; from classical to futuristical). On top of the building you've got an incredible overview over the whole city.
We had a great time, and big laughs together.
 
In the evening I went with to Finnish guys (Juha and Oskari) to the sento ( japanese public bath). A very nice but at the same time weird experiance, but the weird part I'll explain when I see you guys. (ask me) Afterwards we had a great time with almoust the whole international group of the youth hostel. While Darren ( Canadian stock broker) was trading online, we were discussing with Americans, Fins, Canadians, Japanese, Taiwanese and me as a Belgian. 
 
Today I went hiking with Marin. A Canadian girl passing true Japan, on her way to Tasmania (Australia). Went trough a beautifull piece of nature.
 
Well I've got to go now, because my next appointment is waiting...
 
C yall!

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05-01-06

KYOTO

Dag vrienden
 
De nacht van woensdag op donderdag hebben we nog doorgebracht in Takayama waar we tot onze knieen in de sneeuw zaten.  Woensdag avond leerde ik een gast uit Denemarken kennen, Torr genaamd.  Ik schrijf je dit omdat zijn verhaal mij enorm intrigeerde.  Hij vertelde mij dat hij vele jaren geleden met de fiets vertrokken was in Denemarken, doorgereden naar Pakistan, daar een Belg ontmoet uit Gent, en dan samen met hem naar Tibet gereden was, met de fiets.  Hij heeft ook van Oost naar West Amerika gereden met de fiets en doorheen de Andes in Zuid Amerika.  Ik dacht dat je zulke dingen enkel in de cinema zag.  Was ik er even naast zeg!
 
Vandaag zijn we na een lange reis in Kyoto aangekomen.  Kyoto was de hoofdstad en verblijfplaats van de Japanse emperor voor Tokyo.  Kyoto is ook bekent voor het "verdrag van Kyoto", een soort van reglementering opgemaakt ter bescherming van het milieu, ik denk dat dit dateert van "1989", verbeter me indien dit fout is.  Ook zijn hier enorm veel shrines en tempels.  Jeroen had weer iemand ontmoet via hospitality club die hem door een deeltje van Kyoto ging gidsen en aangezien ik andere dingen wilde zien ben ik er alleen op uitgetrokken.  Na een 7-8 km wandeltocht ben ik het imperial palace van Kyoto gaan bezichtigen.  Het paleis was uiteraard gesloten voor het publiek maar het zien van de grote tuinen, muren en poorten voldeed ruim.  De terugweg was nog eens 7-8 km wat wil zeggen dat ik pomp-af ben (moe in`t Mols).
We verblijven nu in een jeugdherberg met EEN NORMAAL BED, geen tatami dus, eindelijk wat welverdiende rust voor mijn rug.
 
Gegroet
Tom
 
 

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04-01-06

Een jeugdhuis in een tempel

 

Hier zijn we nu! Een jeugdhuis in een tempel... Heel schoon hier, maar vrij strikt.

In het portaaltje waar Tom en Yumiko staan moeten de schoenen uitgedaan worden...

 

Morgen gaan we naar Kyoto!


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Tom, JéRö en Yumiko



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De Suza Tempel

 
Tom en JéRö aan de gigantisch grote Suza Tempel...

*super mooie filosofie*

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De Kurakawa

 

 

De Kurakawa oftewel de Zwarte Rivier


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TATAMI

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a nice new year, not to drunk, still remembered what you got up to while partying etc.  It is 08h00 here in Japan and we just woke up.  There are so many things I can say about the land of the rising sun, words like: beautifull, amazing, samurai, ... and if I say "Tatami" you probably still know what I am talking about...  well it's about this that I want to talk about.  Tatami are the 1 to 2 cm thick (are should I say thin) things you sleep on.  We`ve only been here a week, only spend 7 nights, and I already experience this throbbing, agonising pain in my back from sleeping on Tatami.  Don`t get me wrong, I am still enjoying myself, and so is Jero, but these Tatami are a pain in the ...
 
 
Tom 

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03-01-06

The deeper sence...

Hi everybody,
 
just arrived at our youth-hostel for the night. Yesterday we desided to go to Takayama, and with that desicion an incredible day developed. We started of with the metro, which had still more secrets then we tought, but nothing lasted well hidden for us for a long time. So soon we arrived again in Nagoya JR railwaystation, armed with our Japan Rail Pass.
 
We tried to contact the next youth-hostel we had planned but that wasn't very succesfull exept for the busy-beep. No harm done, we planned to go to Takayama, so we would go to Takayama. Because Jero had heard from Irene ( mama of Fengo and Kim) that the suza tempel was worth the visit, he didn't had a hard time to convince Tom to go.
 
Once on the train, we changed seats so we could take better pics,  a friendly women asked if she could occupate the seats we left, wich was obviously no problem. She was interested in our direction and the why we were going in that direction. 
 
Jero mentioned the Suza temple wich was the trigger for the woman to smile even more friendly. Appearently she was a member. Jero purposed to turn the seat (wich was pointed out to him that it was possible by Tom only a swift 5 minutes earlier) so we could have a better chat with her.
 
After a while (we were already jolly chatting for like 25 minutes ) another friendly women came to sit with us. Yumiko (the 1st woman), the second woman and we had a really cosy time together with lots of laughs and interesting new information about Japan for us.
 
Yumiko purposed to be our guide in Takayama, and so guided us around in the incredible ancient looking marbels of shops in this wonderfull Japanese city. We saw lots of ancient looking buildings, shrines, we saw the Suza-tempel with loads of information (irene, jero will have a long chat with you about  this, big thanx for the hint!!!!), we dined twice in pure Japanese style....
 
Well I think you all got the picture, THIS was a GREAT DAY!
 
We can talk about this still for hours without stopping, but my fingers already are hurting because we wanted to take so many pictures. So when we come back, Takayama will be already a day worth talking about.
 
Greetzz,...
 
Tom and Jero
 
 
 
 

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02-01-06

Nagoya, vele doelen, andere einden

( I promised my mom to post in dutch, ask translation by tom) <br/> Vanochtend zijn we vroeg vertrokken. Gisteren was ik na een heftig feestje, maar vlug in mijn bed gekropen. Wel slecht geslapen door de zenuwen (denk ik toch) omdat we onze reis verder gingen starten per trein. <br/> Het doel was Nagoya zodat ik vandaar naar Gifu kan gaan en Tom (als hij niet geinteresseerd is in Gifu) eventueel al kon doorreizen tot in Kyoto.We zouden in een leuke jeugdherberg daan logeren, ik zou juyiro ( mijn volgende voorziene gastheer) contacteren en we zouden nog de tijd hebben om de stad te verkennen. <br/> De reis was al fantastisch, per shinkansen, de Japanese rotvaarttrein, door een afwisselend landschap. De eerste ochtend met wolken veranderde al snel in een middag met een stralende zon. Alles wees weer op een vlekkeloze, zorgeloze dag.Het Japanse trein en metrosysteem steekt nog makkelijker en logischer ineen dan dat van Parijs eens men het snapt, dus daar ook al geen problemen meer te verwachten. <br/> De voorziene jeugdherberg lag 5 minuutjes van het metrostation dus met goede moed naar ginder. Een pracht van een herberg, een toren van een gebouw, boven op een heuvel.<br/>  KLETS! winter in Nagoya => jeugdherbergen tot maart gesloten. Eerst dus maar iets gaan eten en dan op zoek naar een goedkoop hotelletje. We hadden al eentje op het oog (uit de lonly planet reisgids van Tom), en dan maar vlug gebeld en gereserveerd. Half in het Japans, half in Engels. Het begint ons al wel af te gaan dat taaltje ;o) Het probleem was dat er geen echt adres bij stond dus dit leverde nog een hele zoektocht op,...maar man! Daar aangekomen, het was een geschenk uit de hemel,...<br/> Kamer op z'n Japans, kimono klaar, beneden een japanse gezamelijke (m/v wel gescheiden) badkamer en sauna. We hebben met volle teugen genoten van het gebeuren en de stad! Ik heb daarna nog Yujiro proberen te bereiken, maar die blijkt ziek te zijn, dus zodra nog ff met Tom plannen wat het doel en eind voor morgen zijn,...<br/> greetzz,... Jero

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Tom's update

Hi readers,Happy newyear to all of you.On the thirty first of december i woke up early and as I was not able to wake up my two fellow travel friends, who were in bed accompanied by a hangover by the way, I took the train to discover Tokyo on my own. I went to visit the imperial palace and its gardens, this is were the emperor of Japan lives. The present palace was completed in 1968. It replaced the palace built in 1888, which was destroyed by allied bombing in WWII. I visited the sony building, the famous Godzilla statue and Ginza, a huge shopping haven, not my cup of tea that last one. At 20h00 I met up with Mark, the English bloke, In Ueno. We took the subway to Ropongi and selebrated New Year Tokyo style. Quit drunk but we had a great time. I only saw Jero the next day at 18h00 and he looked half dead. I think all these people here are big drinkers by the way, they all look yellow. I give them good advice whenever I can but they dont seem to appreciate it. (sleazy joke).Anneke, Ik zien u gere...salutTom

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31-12-05

International funky bunch

Now I'm sitting @ yukiro's place... With an entire international community :o)

We've got here Japanese and Belgian ofcourse but also German and Finnish (Katlijn en Nico kennen jullie geen Suomi meer? showt is een beetje:oD)
 
Tom en Mark aren't here with me. Tom was already hopping around across the room around 8 o'clock in the morning. He had slept TO good I guess. He went  for another visit to Tokyo to see the imperial palace and stuff like that. Mark was still sleeping when I returned,...
 
Ah yeah that's right I forgot to mention it. So woken by Tom's hopping (once I'm awake and the sun is up, I can't sleep again, ask Tint :oD) I took a shower and got out to get myselve a
real samourai shaving. My chin feels as soft as a boob :oD
 
Anyhow, I'm socialising (or at least I was untill I started these updates) with the funky bunch here. Yuriko is planning to take us to a traditonal parade and afterwards we're off to the party. Hopefully I'll find Tom and Mark tonight or else I wont see them before next year.
 
 
a little bit in advance but hey,...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Huggs and kisses for everybody!
And Tint I'm saving a big kiss for you when I get back!

 
* pic by tint: Japan on the map *

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30th of december part 2

>>>
When we arrived back at Mark's place Tom went for a quick sleep to recover, wich ended up in
a good sleep, so he staid in bed whole night. Wich did him good because he was feeling a bit ill.
Mark and I went looking for a local pub to grab a drink. After hearing all the time "all reserved"
or to say it in a different way "no gaijin" we found ourselves, what I like to title "the best bar of Japan".
It's the bar K and M in Kuki. Two friendly bartenders, cocktails and draft beer (not that expencive) and even Belgian
beer! I was so enthousiastic about it that I shouted it out. Instantly they knew who I was, the crazy Belgian, like you all knew
me already :o)  I had to buy a Delirium Tremens or a Hoegaerden (the two B-beers available) and chose for a Delirium. Shouldn't I ask
InBev for a commission? Instantly the sales of Delirium doubled there! Japan has experienced the taste now and they're hooked.
Way to late we found our bed,... but still the day ended. 
 
 
Greetzz,...

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30-12-05

30th of december

Hi y'all!
 
Today, after having had a great big breakfast, we all (Tom, Mark, Jero). Took the train back to Ueno. We went visiting the park over there. Nice shrines and tempels.
Some people here have a great Japanese yard, compressed between two ugly western looking buildings.
 
Japan is lovely, and you have to see to understand. So you'll have to wait for the pictures to come!
 
In the meanwhile Mark (who's an English teacher here) is teaching us a little bit of Japanese. To bad we aren't as good students as he is a teacher ;o)  
 
more news to come, but our time is up so goodbye

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the flight in

next internet cafe,... donations welcome


 
Hallo everybody,
 
incredible expencive the internetcafes here, so i'm not going to check the spelling.
 
Pictures will be for later, it's to hard to upload them from an internetcafe.
But now we've paid for an hour, so we can complete our story ;o)
 
The flight was already great for Jero... the story in short:
 
Great flight,... it was a small seat, it was impossible to sleep, I wasn't sitting next to a fine young girl ;o) BUT
 
I was sitting next to a nice old Japanese women whom didn't speak one word English, and anyhow we communicated (a little bit). And at the other side there was the window and man! What a view! First daylight, open sky mixed with some clouds, so I've had it all. Then there was sunset, wich was a different view from 33.000 feet. I watched a movie afterwards, but I didn't look for long,... the view was to beautifull!
 
Flying over Siberia I saw the norderlight!!!! (poollicht voor ons maa-tje). At that moment I cursed myselve 'cause I had put my good cam so far away. Ignoring the rules I took my camera out anyhow. Took some beautifull pics of  it and hope to show them as soon as possible.
 
The clicking of my cam has the same effect on Japanese as blood on sharks,... in less than a minute all the Japanese were clustered to the window to look for themselves. At least they looked. So many people focussed on the TV, incredible. Maybe it is our cultivated shallowness (oppervlakkigheid voor mijn schatje :o* ) or they all flew already a thousand times and had seen it all already before.
 
In the morning @ around 9 o'clock ( 1u 's nachts in Belgie)  +/-  hours after I saw the sun rise, I arrived in Narita airport. Just had to wait for an hour for Tom, after wich we went to Ueno by somekind of tram/metro. There Mark (our first host) met us, he took us to his place in Kuki, wich was an other hour with somekind of Traintram. You see, we've spent already thousands of yens on train tickets.
 
Finally we arrived @ his place wich is really Japanese and cosy.
 
After a quick shower I went looking for an option to call the homefront to say we have arrived safely. Still haven't found one.
Tom and I cooked a meal together (in the first place Tom, I only helped a little bit) ate, and finally the hammer had hit me. Fell a sleep in front of the TV while Tom and Mark were discussing the trip of the 30th december.
 
C yah and greetings from the long and the long-haired :o) 
 
 
 
 

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29-12-05

aangekomen

We zijn aangekomen, kunnen niet bellen! of mailen... alles is japans!
 
Alles is ok, maar kost stukken van mensen.
Greetzz,
 
Tom en Jero
 
Binnenkort proberen we nog is vanuit volgende lokatie, mss hebben we daar meer mogelijkheden.
 
* foto door Jero: Tom onderweg naar appartement van Mark in Kuki*

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28-12-05

Leaving On A Jetplane

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you wait for me
Hold me like you never let me go


(John Denver)







*picture: JéRö this morning (Airplane Zaventem Belgium)

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25-12-05

X-mas report

Time is shortening,... the exitement is growing. I hardly can wait to go to Japan. Looking out for some contacts @ the hospitalityclub website I noticed that not everyone has the same intention to go on a 'meeting people' travel. A pitty that a minority wants to abuse a great initative as the HC.
Well anyhow I've seem to have contacted a few nice people over there! And that makes it worth the effort.

Tom I hope we can find each other in Tokyo airport. You see visitors, he is leaving from Guernsey ( an isle between England and France) and I'm taking of from Brussels in Belgium. We'll meet in Tokyo, but nothing is a 100% for sure :o)

I'll be trying to stay with some locals to cut a little bit my expences. Tom wants to experiance the youth hostels, I want to connect with the locals (we'll both be doïng a little bit of a mix but our priorities are a little bit different, this is what makes us best friends ;oD )

Well, Merry X-mas everyone!I've just had a great X-mas celebration with my parents, my bro and his girlfriend, and my girlfriend Tint. A cosy bunch altough my mother went a little bit pale when I started explaining my plans for Japan :o)

Going for the sleep now,...

Greetzz,... Jéro

*picture: X-mas eve; Tint and Jéro *

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19-12-05

 

Dear friends,

 

A good friend of mine lives in a small village not for from Japan, Mark is his name.  Mark is from Yorkshire (UK) and I met him while working in Guernsey.  Four months ago he moved to Japan hoping to find the love of his live, I think, and to urn good money.  Normally we were going to stay at Mark’s place for new-year till this little problem arose.  PROBLEM 1: The company he works for asked him to move to another city, what means we can not stay there for new-year.  Book a hotel or hostel, I hear you thinking.  PROBLEM 2: If you haven’t booked accommodation for the 31 of December yet … well you probably know were I’m getting at.  SOLUTION:  Party all night long!!!      

 

Tom


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06-12-05

Well I'm catching up...

 
 
The yens are also orderd (just have to pick them up), my passport printed, my criminal record clean. Just having some doubts to take my good camera with me or not and to put the site here in English ( which isn't easy for me) or Vlaams ( Flemish) but this can be a pain in the ass for the not-dutch-speaking friends.... so I think it will depend on the moment and the way I feel like to write.
 

 
Anyhow this place is ment for Tom and me to communicate with our friends,... so I don't give a f**k about what you think :o) this is our place... Zo kan ik af en toe is iets Vlaams der tussen flansen, ou je peux aussi écrire quelquechose en Français. :o)
 
Pff... to underline Tom's comments in the previous post,... the waiting is killing me!
To much work, to much on my head,... I just want to take a big break!
 
But hey, Tom, the countdown is started,... let's post some more now!
 
Greetzz,... JéRö
 
 
* picture: JéRö crawling away from the reality of the daily shit, hoping for a holyday with a swift arrival *


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27-11-05

 

Luggage packed, money ordered, passport ready and READY FOR TAKE OFF ……….only, … one more month. 

Lijkt een eeuwigheid

By the way Jero, merci voor de webblog. 
 
De lange

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06-11-05

Allez, het is bijna zover...

Op 28 december vertrekken we, Tom en JéRo, naar Japan.
 
Den Tom wilt nen blog, dus maken we ne blog. Dus binnenkort kan je hier onze verhaaltjes verhalen ;o)
 
We zullen ons binnenkort ook ff kort voorstellen voor de mensen die ons nog niet kennen,... maar dit stukje paradijs op de bijgevoegde foto; wel dat is voorlopig de Homeplace van den Tom ( here a.k.a. "de Lange").
 
Greetzz,...
 
JéRo ( here a.k.a. "de Langharige").

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