My stay in Shizuoka is coming to an end next week, so I’ve been preparing my apartment, getting thinga in order for my replacement, and saying a lot of goodbyes. As much as I love Aichi, I’m really going to miss everyone in Shizuoka and the outgoing atmosphere found here. I hope when things become a bit better, I can visit frequently during my holidays.
Green leaves and a blue sky.
One thing I do love about summer is the abundance of big, fluffy clouds.
Last weekend was a rainy one. I stayed mostly at home, cleaning and preparing for friends to come over next Sunday. I did venture out to hit up the local Nitori for seat cushions though. It was an interesting experience.
It’s continued to be extremely hot here in Nagoya. So much so, I spent almost all of my Summer Break in my room. With the exception of going to the Aquarium with V, I spent my waking hours watching DVDs or playing video games.
Any time spent outdoors (again save for the aquarium) has been after 6 or 7 pm. Even then it’s been pretty hot and muggy. Some nights, it was a trip to the nearest convenience store, while others was to the video shop.
Work starts again on Thursday, though this week will only be a three day one.
It’s kind of funny though: I looked forward to spending time outdoors this summer for the entirety of the winter and spring.
The days are growing longer and longer each day. It’s wonderful!
So much is constantly changing. It’s making me pretty dizzy, to be honest. One moment I think my world is one way, but the next it’s the complete opposite.
Work, for example, has been all over the place. For the past few months, I’ve been assigned to one type of assignment, but no I find out that I’m not needed for that anymore. They’ve been automating a lot of procedures over the past few weeks, so while I wasn’t obsolete before, I’m getting closer and closer to being so.
So, one of my managers has been trying to teach me aspects of his job, so that he has less work, and I still have a reason to be part of this department. Unfortunately, I have never been given admin access to most of the databases I would need to use for these assignments, and the higher ups are reluctant to give me said access.
I fear my time here might be drawing to an end…