I have decided to take a break. A brief hiatus of two weeks from everything I usually do, including blogging.
It’s a month of school holidays for the children in June. And it’s also a time for the family to spend time doing something different.
Finally, after nearly a decade of patience, my wife has come around the idea that Japan’s fallout from Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011 is unlikely to make our elder son’s autism any worse. Still, to play safe, we have decided on Kyushu, the southwestern most of Japan’s main islands, as our next holiday destination.
We will be covering the cities of Fukuoka, Oita, Kumamoto and Nagasaki, which are thousands of kilometres away from Fukushima. I was clueless about all these places, but I have researched to the best of my efforts. Hopefully, all the travel plans I have made will work out smoothly.
As a person who is fond of the Japanese culture and proficient in the language, I’m hoping a visit to Japan will develop in Conan, an interest for a third language and its culture. Knowing one more foreign language opens an entire new world for a person. I really hope that the charms of Japan will rub off on him.
I shall resume blogging from 15 June onwards. If anyone misses reading my blogs, even just a little, would you let me know? Often, it is the comments from you that encourage me to think and write more.
I am especially grateful to those who read my blog regularly. It really helps to keep the connection between us strong. And it motivates me to write better with someone in mind.
Already, I have a hunch that I may end up writing more with the long flight hours. And hopefully, my writing style will evolve to a higher level after this break.
Have a good weekend! See you in two weeks’ time.
William W K Tan
31 May 2019