A New(ish) Start

I started a new assignment this week and so far, it’s been going pretty well. I was at my last school for about five and a half months, and truth be told, things were becoming a bit strained. 

My new school is much more relaxed, though a bit further away. It’s also located in a bit outdoor mall, which is nice. I’ll be teaching here until Golden Week. After that, it’s anyone’s guess.

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Nagoya Rain

Its been pouring all day today. After work, I needed to stop at the supermarket for dinner, so I went through the side streets to save some time. The rain made the city lights look especially pretty.

On the Corner

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Anjo has some rather interesting buildings and a ton of greenery. I don’t get the chance to visit often anymore, though I do often go to the neighboring city of Okazaki a lot for work. I do miss my old school and many of the students. After talking with an ex-coworker, I may be heading back there at the end of the year for the bonenkai party. Hopefully there’ll be some people up for late night karaoke afterwards.

Anjo City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Maximum Freedom

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.

Aichi Arts Center Pt. 3

For all the exploring I did, I think it’s a little funny that I didn’t set foot in the museum. I was pretty tired, so I rested a few minutes, sent off a few texts, and decided that I spent enough time ignoring the mess in my apartment.

So, I rode the elevator down to the basement to catch the first of two trains home. But first I needed to top off my energy, so I partook of an apple smoothie from a small shop at the train station. It was meh.

Then I jumped on the Meijo bound for Kanayama. After that it was the JR Tokaidou Line back to Anjo. 

Aichi Arts Center Pt. 2

While exploring the building, I must have looked quite silly, if no a little crazy. 
At the same time, I was spamming pictures to my friend in New York. In Japan, all cameras are required to make a shutter sound, so imagine an endless string of katcha sounds. 
Luckly, most people opted to take the elevator up, so I wasn’t bothering too many people. The security guard was more amused by my stares of awe than anything else.
This made it so I could document each floor in peace, which I took full advantage of.

Aichi Arts Center Pt. 1

While looking for something to do in the Sakae area, I stumbled upon the underground entrance to the Aichi Arts Center. This building houses the Aichi Prefecture Museum of Art, a theature, and several other arts related facilities.

The building is quite stunning, so I decided to take the escalators up all 11 floors as to see everything. On the way down, I took the glass elevator, snapping pics all the while, much to the amusement of the two grannies forced to share a car with me.

Since I took so many pictures, I will have to divide them over a few posts.