Published: July 16th 2012July 16th 2012
Soba I made for dinner
Thought I ought to actually update this for the loyal readers. <3 It's been super hot here recently, though not as hot as in the states, so for that, I am grateful, since I'm basically avoiding using my air-con unit any more than I absolutely have to due to how much I suspect it costs. This means I've been sleeping with the sliding glass door open (with a screen) for most nights. However, today I went to the Recycle Shop, which is like a second-hand store, and got a big fan! EASILY THE BEST PURCHASE SO FAR. Ugh, it's so much nicer in here now!
I also bought a shelving unit for 735 yen, which is like $8. Hahaha the delivery fee was more than the actual shelves were. And when I checked out, I had to negotiate the delivery time and get all that taken care of entirely in Japanese. I end up doing a lot of apologizing when it takes me a long time to understand/get through conversations, but since everyone here is so dang nice, it's never a problem. My Japanese is certainly getting better, though mostly reading, since I have to read the katakana on everything
Lights on a bush on my way home
when I buy it.
Work is wonderful! I love, love my job. I had a week full of mostly kids, which is exhausting as well as rewarding, but I am glad that my schedule for next week looks to be more adults. There's only so long you can sing the ABC song before your throat needs a rest. It's hard to be that high energy all the time!
My coworkers are amazing and we hung out last night, and they showed me around the area and took me to the cheap import store so I actually have things like cheese and popcorn and Pringles! SO HAPPY. Also super happy to be so near to awesome people (2 of them live seven minutes away from me) who I get along with so well. My school is very highly regarded and I've been told is basically my meal ticket to whatever I want to due next because of the high value we place on quality and professionalism; I guess it's really hard to get hired here, and I didn't even know anything about that when I applied! I'm very grateful that I found this job and applied for it. :)
Pizza with awesome people!
It's perfect for me, and I feel like I'm really doing something AND that the company is really appreciating the good work I'm doing and the skills I brought in with me.
Well, that's mostly it for me. It was a holiday today but it was my weekend anyway, so I didn't get an extra day off work. Bummer! LOL tomorrow is supposed to be really hot so we'll see if I end up doing much other than sitting with my fan on me. I really don't know how I got through three weeks without this thing.
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