I’ve decided that from now on I’ll stop writing in french and switch to english. There are many reasons for that:
- More and more of my friends here in Japan feel left out because they can’t read my blog. That language barrier is a bitch…
- I love being read by a lot of people and I feel like the growth of this website is is held back by limiting myself to the french speaking community.
- As much as I hate hate accents in the french language, I hate even more not being able to type them when I want. It’s ok at home since I brought my Powerbook from France but everywhere else is just plain frustrating.
- I used to feel more at ease writing in english than writing in french, but since I moved here and have been systematically lowering my level of speech to get understood by most Japanese, I feel like I’m losing my abilities. I tend to write mostly straight to the point emails and presentations in english at work, so to have more free-pen exercise (such as dribbling on and on about my life) can’t hurt in stopping the slow crumbling of my english proficiency.
I know I might lose quite a few readers in this move, but to hell with it, you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs. However, I do hope most of you will keep on reading. I’m gonna try translating previous entries but I doubt I’ll have the willpower to do them all.
To conclude, I’d like to say hi to my (mostly american and japanese) friends. I’m sorry it took so much time for you to finally be able to read about my boring life in my beloved ダサイタマ.