4 October 2009, 6:22 PM Hungarian time. I decided at Function 2009 that I would write a blog on my Japanese stay, so here you go: I started writing this little memoir while sitting on the flight to Nagoya.
First of all, I wish to express my gratitude to all the people who kept me busy for the last two weeks. It was only now that I realized I have so many caring people around me. This is also a big apology from the ones who where left out by the lack of time - sorry Attila we will definitely have a meal when I got back.
My flight took off from Hungary at 11:15 AM so I had to get up way too early for my taste. Living in the country side has some side-effects apart from funny odours in the morning :) I made it safe to Frankfurt where I had to change flights. The most pathetic part is that it takes less time to get from Budapest to Frankfurt than to Debrecen. I only know this because I called my relatives from the international airport as a final notice before going out of call range since I already knew that my phone won't operate in Japan.
The biggest surprise so far is that Lufthansa serves food that is actually worth eating. Maybe I was too hungry, but it felt really good, and they gave me enough beer to have good (and quick) night's sleep before waking up at my destination. I can only say that I am looking forward to the breakfast.
I found it surprising but my German seems to have improved so as the Custom's Officer did not bother to switch back to English as a default for unknown and unspeakable languages like Hungarian. Maybe I am delusional, but it felt good, and it also seemed consistent with the rest of the German people I tried :)