Last week, I had an an assignment in Okazaki. I took the JR Toukaidou Line. The station is about thirty minutes from Nagoya.
After exiting the station, I found a large plaza with these interesting stone inlays in the sidewalk.
Okazaki has a lot of history so I’m not too surprised. When I went to the castle-turned-museum, I learned a little about it.
Throughout November and half of December, I spent a lot of time warming my desk in the regional office. Since I’m and Emergency Teacher, I am actually considered an employee of the Education department of my company.
Since the new year, I’ve been out in the field much more. However I do still work in the office three or four times a month. Because of that, I wad able to see the new flower arrangements scattered throughout the building.
Right now, theres a cool exhibit at the local science museum, using projection mapping and LED lights. My friend and I have been meaning to go but have only gotten around to it recently. The admission is ¥1400 and grants access to the exhibit and most of the rest of the museum (sans Ice Room and Planetarium).
There is a statue of Ella Fitzgerald outside the train station I take to work. Since tomorrow is my last day, I don’t think I’ll be able to hang out with Ella so much anymore.
I would really love to snag an office job, somewhere in the city, after my contract with the school ends. Something with a lot of paperwork– a cubicle would be nice– and little customer service work. I want to be a pencil pusher. That’s my current dream.
I want to make a decent salary and to use it to pay off my student loans quickly. I can’t wait to see the end of those things. I also want to save some money to move out and/or overseas. I want to be able to buy food whenever I want.
I’m going to start slinging resumes faster that a McDonalds employee at supper time. I’m going to get my name out there. Watch out world!