It has been a while, how is everyone?

I know I've made a few people worry because I stopped updating (thank you so much for the sweet messages!), but I am fine and it was just life getting in the way of everything.

The combined load of final exams, working as much as possible, studying for the JLPT1 exam in July, applying for internships, and -on the positive side- my new relationship took so much time it became impossible to keep writing reviews. I didn't even have the time to log in to tumblr, and I made a new record by not even touching my laptop for almost 3 weeks in a row because I simply didn't have the time.

Things have finally calmed down now though. Especially finding an internship took an enormous amount of energy, and the paperwork involved nearly drove me insane (I can probably rage for an hour or more about this, so lets just keep it short here) but everything worked out in the end. On the first of August I landed in Tokyo, where I will be spending 6 months working as an intern at Bosch.

I've settled into my mini apartment and am getting used to the work, which means I will finally have time to devote to my hobby and this blog again.

Instead of jumping in head first and risking another hiatus I am taking some time to do some preparations, and I'll resume posting in September.

I'm sorry for my absence, and I hope to see everyone back next month!!

Well that obviously failed. But the blog shall not die, never!
Behind the scenes the gears have started to turn, and slowly, slowly, everything will fall into place.


  1. It's so good to see you're okay!! Congrats on the internship and the relationship and everything and wow great job for making everything work out. Best of luck to you and I hope everything continues to sail smoothly for you over there in Japan!!

    And, of course, I can't wait to start reading your reviews again in September. See you soon~~

  2. I missed you, figured you've been busy these days - congratulations on all the feats!

    Take your time, but please continue doing reviews, love reading them =D

  3. YAY !! So happy to hear from you !! Take care and have fun ! Can't wait for the next updates ! :)



  4. Wonderful to hear! We look forward to September and good luck with everything, it sounds awfully exhausting to be honest. Good on you for working so hard, I hope all goes well!

  5. i was worried to not see any updates from you! I am happy that you are back!

  6. hello
    wow I was missing your reviews so I' happy that you're back. good luck with everything :)
    I had big problems while posting this comment lol...
    um, I have a request.
    I know that it may be strange and troublesome so I won't be surpised if you refuse, but I'll ask anyway.
    I want to write an short article about otome cds and I'm looking for some info about its history like what was the first otome cd released or how this market developed to its current state. If you know something please tell me ;) I'll be really greatful. Japanese sources are ok.
    my email: ran-chan@wp.pl

  7. Ahh!!!! Congratulations for everything! Good luck with the internship! I'm glad to see you're back, since I'm always looking forward to your reviews :)

    The JLPT is so difficult! It's good that you got through it.
    Take your time and get some rest!

  8. Congratulations on everything and welcome back! :) It's been so lonely not reading your posts LOL