Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Counting Down

The company has decided Hiro's last working date in Korea, which is just a few days before Christmas this year. We thought we would go back to Japan afterwards. We did apartment hunting already, put in mind important stuffs to be bought -like bed, refrigerator, washing machine, etc etc. We also didn't buy a lot of food supply from Japan last month since we thought we would stay in Korea only for 2.5 months. I even bought Japanese pocket language book that I thought this time I would really need it. Iki's grandparents would be those who are waiting forward of our coming back to Japan the most. We were almost mentally ready to move back there. But few days ago Hiro got news again from the company that he MAY be sent directly to other country. No idea where will it be yet. We might know it by the end of November.

Now I'm counting down. Till the time we know exactly where Hiro will be placed next. It could be in Africa, Middle east, or anywhere in Asia. Wherever it is, I don't mind. As long as we could be together. My worry raised when Hiro told me that there are several countries where family could not be brought along due to security reasons, mostly are countries with unstable political condition.

I am fully aware that until Hiro's retirement day we would be moving around from one country to another. Nobody knows where and when would we be sent until about a month before the departure. Our life is full of surprises, huh? :p. We might live separately due to company's policy, or Iki's education later on, but I actually do not expect it this time. Not this time. Iki is still in his first stage of development. He hasn't even acquire his first languages yet. He surely will forget the father figure if living without Hiro even for a month only, and Hiro will surely miss a lot of his development. I don't want it, I don't expect it.....
Our life based on company's policy. I know it, understand it well. But please, please postpone "the tough" policy for us. Until Iki is big enough. Until he could remember his father perfectly and understand the concept of living separately for working reason.

I am counting down now. We are counting down......

5 comments:

Sheila said...

I'm very sorry...

I was thinking about you after our chat last night :-(


I'll pray the best for you ya Mut.
The best would be... placement in South Africa :-) or Italy, or anywhere near Germany, so I can visit, for example. Hehehe.
Sorry, didnt mean to be rude in such fragile situation...

benova said...

Ahhh....I also expect you will be back to Japan hix hix.
Anyway...whereever it is, you should be together.
I know company's policy or whatever...hmmm it's difficult ya.
Ask Hiro to tell his boss...place me in Indonesia hehehehhe.
Sorry yach...it's difficult decisioon also.
Aaah I hope I will hear the good news soon.
Kalow di Africa hahhh...btw tp kalo di kotanya bagus loh bersih katanya.(ga tau Africa bagian mana sih).
Kalo di Dubai..bagus juga. DI kuwait...lumayan kali buat new experience hehehe.
Ok deh..all the best for ur family ya.

Vivi said...

hhh...I really cannot imagine the trouble of moving all the time with young and very active toddler...

I mean, if it's just me and my hubby, I would LOVE it very much...new places, new language, new things...

But when i returned from the hospital with a newborn, I was almost stressed out because there seems just so many things to unpack and to do ...

Oh well...our prayers for your family, hopefully you will get great placement where you can bring your whole family.

as for the "politically unstable" country that your hubby might be placed, don't lose hope, it might be Indonesia!!!! hahahaa...

otherwise, i hope you'll get great place...

imoet said...

Sheila,
Thanks...glad to be able to chat DIRECTLY with someone about this.
Unfortunately South Africa is too good hahaha. The company has projects at "under development" countries :p

Nova,
Thanks juga ya. Oh...bossnya disini nanya kok. "lah, kamu pengennya dimana loh?"
Hiro jawabnya sih "Indonesia"
Tapi ya itu....bossnya disini cuma NANYA DOAND (>.<). Dia juga gak punya kuasa :p

Vivi,
Thanks :)
Yes, I love moving around and experience new things. Even now with this active yet sensitive toddler. I don't mind the packing and unpacking. It's just we wouldn't be able to live always together. I just don't expect it now.
Hehe you're right. One of the unstable political country is Indonesia. But the percentage we would be sent there is like 3% :p.

Thanks all. For the prayers. I don't lose my hope :)

Mia said...

wah moet, that's tough!! kerja nya hiro apa sih? hmm but knowing you, i know everything is gonna be fine :)