Few family members I will miss, but their reaction to our news was disappointingly lame or even nonexisting! There was no enthusiasm or even words like 'we will miss you'... Some years ago when I moved away from my hometown people got mostly worried about the thing, that they won't see my dog so much anymore... Interesting relatives I have! So all this makes me just think, that they don't really care and if that's so, then why should I even miss them. This makes my leaving even more easier!
I also once said if Niinistö will become a President it's time to have a change of scenery... well that was mostly a joke, but at least now I can keep my words :)
There is actually two things I will miss a lot! People must think I'm really crazy now... but the number one thing is my beautiful orchids! The bigger one I got from Wolfis 'aunt' (thank you Usch!!!) when we lived in Germany for a moment. Somehow it was very special gift for me and anyway Usch has always been so kind to me and a kind of aunt I would've wanted to have. I've been taking good care of it and now it's even making a 'baby'! The smaller one I got from Wolfi and it's sweetly groving all crookedly. Hopefully I'll find a loving new home for them, who knows how to speek softly kind things to them... Yes, I'm a nutcase, but a happy one! :)
The other thing is of course my two great karate clubs in Kirkkonummi and Lohja! I've been practising karate for over 20 years and it's not just a hobby, it's a lifestyle! In Sokuto-club I've been about six years and it has become almost like a second family to me. The atmosphere and people there are really great and we always have great fun, especially on our camps! The guys are really great dancers too ;) In Lohja-club I've been for about 6 month. I started there 'cos it's closer and I need now all the exercise possible, because I'm training to get a black belt... There is also plenty of really great persons and soon that will be my third family :) Sorry to leave them so soon...
|Kirkkonummipäivät 2011 (photo by someone in Sokuto:))
Hopefully I will find some kind of substitutes to these two things on our journey. At least beautiful flowers will be all over, just can't start looking after them... I also hope to be able to visit some karate clubs around the world and get some new experiences and share viewpoints... So I will be very happy to get invitations from other karatekas (or even other martial artists) to train with them or get hints of nice club whereabouts!