As I told you in the previous post, I am currently in Paris (remember that while I am French, I don’t live in Paris, I live about 700 km from it) and this is the reason why I haven’t posted those past few days.

However, I haven’t told you why I was in Paris.

Since I arrived here :

  • I bought a new laptop (excuse the typos if you find any I’m still getting used to the keyboard)
  • I went to Hotaru, my favorite Japanese restaurant in Paris.
  • I’m seeing a few friends.
  • I did some shopping.
  • I’m still here for three more days, so I’ll be doing a few more things.


Still, none of those things are the reason why I am in Paris.

This is the reason :



Yep, I’m moving to Japan in November!

I’ve known it for a little while but I’ve kept it under wrap until now, but this is it!

Starting November 3rd, I’ll be living in Takamatsu, at least for a few years, possibly more.

As you can imagine, I’m pretty excited by this new adventure.

And as a consequence, this blog’s content will change a little. It won’t be as much about my trips to Japan as about my life in Japan, although I still have several dozens of planned posts about past trips, so it will really be a mix of both.

More details will unfold little by little. 🙂


(yes, I know, I look like I’m wanted by Interpol on this picture… but that’s the thing with all those new ID picture regulations, I cannot not smile and not look like I’m really angry at the same time on an ID picture for some reason)





17 thoughts on “The reason why I am in Paris right now.”

  1. Congratulations, and good luck for your move (déménagement ?) ! 😀
    (Des faux airs de Jean-Luc Lemoine jeune…)

      1. A “Jack of all trades” (new expression for me !) french humorist.
        (Voir wikipe*ia, mais on ne rate rien à ne pas le connaître…)

        1. Oh I see who he is (by that I know his face and that’s pretty much it). Funny cause I think he looks like a friend of mine.

        1. Thanks.
          Indeed, I am excited, although stress is slowly creeping in too (however, I’m usually good with managing it).

          Now, you understand my mysterious tweet from last week. 🙂

          1. Super congratulations! Best wishes for your move. I’m looking forward to your posts as a “man on the spot”.

          2. Congratulations that’s very exciting.
            Maybe we can meet when I go to Ogi next time.

            Another step closer to that island!
            Good for you.

          3. Don’t apologise about your photo. There’s a saying that if you actually look like your passport/visa photo, then you are too ill to travel!
            Best of luck in Japan. I shall look forward to reading your blog posts about your new life there.

            1. I don’t know, the last picture of my passport and the last visa I had were both normal looking (but sure, they were made before all of that silliness and paranoia).

          4. It’s a fact of life nowadays that we all look like we’re wanted by Interpol on our passport. That way they don’t have to produce a second picture if we actually fall into that category 😉

            Good luck for you on your adventure! Living abroad is always connected with culture shock, but at least Japan is sufficiently different. I found it much harder to live in places where people are almost like at home, but not quite. It’s more unsettling.

            1. Hi Verena and thanks for stopping by.
              Not needing a second picture if we get arrested… Smart…

              And yeah, you’re right, culture shock is sometimes worse in countries that are not that different, because it’s insidious, because you don’t see it coming. In Japan, it is expected, and I already experienced it during my first trips there, so I know what to expect… sort of (I obviously will get a few surprises along the way)

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