My husband is leaving for Japan

Philippines
June 30, 2009 1:53am CST
After two guresome months of undergoing Japanese language training, my husband is finally going to Japan tomorrow. He will be there for two years (2 long years!). He will be taking his Masters degree through a scholarship grant. Me and my daughter will be left here and hope to follow him next year. I know it won't be easy for us to be thousands of miles apart for 2 years but we have to sacrifice in order to have a better life in the future. I am just praying that we will all be safe, healthy and strong. The internet (through Skype) will be our only means to see and communicate with each other.
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6 responses
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
1 Jul 09
Hi Dori! Our best wishes to your husband and you for his new assignment and hopefully you will be able to cope up the pressure of staying alone, without him. You are strong and determined and you will be able to manage the affairs alone. All the bets to you.
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Thanks for your concern. I am sure my husband will have a great time in Japan and he in fact already called up yesterday. He told me how beautiful Japan is and he is excited for us to be there. But we are planning to be in Japan summer next year.
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 09
Hope you will be able to bear the separation till next summer. All the best.
• Philippines
7 Jul 09
I will do my best to bear the separation. For now, I am trying myseld and my mind to be busy and pre-occupied with many things. The teaching job that I have now is something which helps me to be very busy. At least, I have no time to think of negative thoughts. Thanks for your concern.
@suzzy3 (8349)
2 Jul 09
The year will soon pass by and you can join him .He must be so clever as the Japanese language is extremely difficult.It will give you time to learn the language yourself also your daughter.He must love you very much to make such a sacrifice for you ,he is like one of those early explorers forging his way.You must be so proud of him .Keep in touch and let us know how things are going.
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
I am trying my best to learn the Japanese langauage through online help. . . I know that his and my sacrifices will bear fruits in the future. . . We hope to visit him next year in time for the summer vacation. Thanks for your great response.
• China
1 Jul 09
firtly japan is a graat coutry to live in ,and i hope your husband is able to finish his stidy smoothly and come back safely ,i think ,if money permitted ,you can actually go to japan as well with your daugther ,tel you something ,three months later ,i may also have the chance to go to japan ,and hopely ,may be i will encounter your husband ,haha
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
My daughter and I will hopefully go to Japan summer of next year. We will visit my husband and we will try to visit some cities. That would be a great experience for us and looking forward to it makes me forget my husband's absence.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
30 Jun 09
That is a long time. I hope you get to go too. That will make it a little easier. At least there is the internet to keep you both close to each other. Good luck to him and you.
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Two years is really long but I am trying to make it shorter by making myself busy. The internet will also help keep the distance nearer. Thanks for the nice comment.
• Philippines
30 Jun 09
Hi! may I ask, are those the free scholarship programs offered by the Japan Embassy? =D Co'z I planned to apply for the three-year scholarship in photography and design in which the beginning of the program should be next year.. sadly if i'm not mistaken there are no more slots available for that course.
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
The scholarship is offered by the government of Japan through its implementing agency JICA/JICE. One has to pass through a series of eliminations before one gets a slot. It took him around three months to hurdle through the different exams, interviews, etc. Hope you will be able to get the scholarship.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Like you mention here, it will be worth it in the longrun. Can never get enough education. Is your husband in the military? Am sorry you will be home alone with your daughter for the next year. Skype will be of some help but it's not quite the same as actually being with him. We keep in touch with our youngest daughter and grandkids via Skype. Will be thinking of you.
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Skype will definitely be our way to get connected. . . . My husband is in the legal profession. . ..Thanks for the concent.