This afternoon, I signed a one year contract for a new job. I can’t say much about it, other than it’s teaching. I’m hoping to use the money for Japanese lessons, which will hopefully help me pass some more tests, so I can get a really good job in the future. I can’t express, with words, my relief of finding another job.
The past week has been awesome for retaining energy and getting rid of stress. I’ve been focusing on getting things sorted out and getting back into hobbies that were neglected.
Today was my first day of my part-time job. It’s only for two weeks, but it pays pretty well and might be a stepping stone to something else.
I feel better than I have in ages.
A few days ago, I ran out of space on my SD card, so I found these buried among the numerous pictures of flowers.
I deleted over two hundred pictures and a handful of videos. That got me thinking about Golden Week and Meijimura. It was pretty fun.
For those living in the Aichi area, you can take the train to Inuyama and take a bus or taxi from there.
There are lots of buildings to see and foods to try. It reminds me a little of the Ren Faire. There is also a train you can pretend to drive. My friend took a picture of me in the drivers seat.
A new Cat Cafe, called MoCHA, opened in Nagoya last month. It’s only a minute or so from Yabacho Station, in the Sakae Become building. It shares the second floor with another themed cafe.
Inside is a cat’s paradise, filled with comfy seating and tons of places to climb.
The fees average around ¥1200 for one hour or ¥200 per 10 minutes. For ¥380 extra, you can have access to an unlimited drink bar. For those who use LINE, theres also coupons available, if you friend them.
I stayed almost four hours, drifting between various activities. There are reclining seats, booths, a video game corner, the biggest cat tree I’ve ever seen, and plenty of cat toys. Also, the majority of the cats are still kittens.
I made friends with two kittens, a Russian Blue (Sally) and a Munchkin (Michelle). Both fell asleep after a little petting.
Sally slept for over an hour, but was a ball of energy and affection after he woke up. Yes, Sally is a boy.
Michelle on the other hand, was only interested in my skirt. She suffers from palsy so running, jumping, and general coordination are difficult for her. She ended sleeping on part of my skirt for twenty minutes, until I had to wake her up to go.
Today is my last day teaching classes, while tomorrow will be my last day working at Anjo school. I can hardly believe it. In September of last year, I started working there part-time. In April, I was re-assigned to Nagoya HQ, but I returned in mid-May.
Since then, I have been working exclusively in Anjo. Now, a new teacher is here and I am supposed to teach her my entire job in a span of about 18 hours.
I have also had to tell my students that they were switching teachers again, some of which are very unhappy. Never have I thought myself much of a teacher, but some of the people I have met are really lovely.
When I was give a tour of the room, by the real estate agent, he apologized for it when he caught my eyes lingering a little to long. I think he was taken back a little by me replying that I though it was cool.
Of course I have no intension of going inside, but I can admire it from the safety of my balcony. I’ve always been interested by old abandoned things like this and my new neighborhood has lots of cool things.