Published: June 19th 2012June 19th 2012
Woke up early and did some Japanese study before kindy. Also trying to work out how I can combine a Mukade with ABCs for the kids to do (and something to do with counting legs!) Walked to school via the Shizutetsu for some bananas (finally!), sandwiches and onigiri for lunch. Had to walk, as it was raining due to the typhoon that is headed our way. But if this is a typhoon, I don’t know what all the fuss is about.
Went back and did the old ABC books with the kids, they will be alphabet experts in a month’s time! Lunch was non-eventful, and I made it out roughly at 1 to walk home in the rain.
Tried out my new blender, and worked out in one swift move that it unscrews from the bottom… Banana smoothy went everywhere. When the one power-point in the kitchen requires you to multi-stack everything, a simple spill becomes a complicated spill. Not only did I have to wash myself and the blender, but also the microwave and fridge and consequently the floor! Take two, and I was careful not to unscrew anything, and had a delicious banana smoothy!
I spent the afternoon preparing a CD and lyric booklets for my Juku kids. I went to work at 3, an hour and a half early to fight the school laptop and to stuff up both the photocopiers, but got most of my work done before they conked out on me. (An imaginary paper-jam with one, and ink replacement required with the other.) Unable to staple all the pages together, I just sung one or two songs with the kids today, and next week I will have their booklets ready for them. A hell of a lot of printing, but it will mean I won’t have to print anything for a few weeks at the very least.
The rain got heavier and heavier during the lessons, and ten minutes early the last class was raced outside and onto the bus as ‘the typhoon is coming!’ The windows were shaking under the weight of the rain drops smacking against them. My senior juku class was cancelled. Mrs Nagata arrived at the school, and offered me a lift home, thank goodness! But despite her driving me, at my doorstep I couldn’t find my keys, and the rain came in on
such an angle that I was soaked in the few minutes it took me to find them in the darkness!
Now the rain is absolutely pelting against the window, and even my curtains are blowing, despite the window being shut. This morning I was so disappointed in the typhoon, but now I am impressed!
One big problem though, is not being able to safely go down to the supermarket to get some dinner, so I have somehow whipped up a risotto with tomato, garlic and capsicum. Later on I will test out my new oven and make honey-joys.
There are more photos below