Another Evening Stroll

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.

Choppy Seas

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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…

A frightful wind

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Today was a terribly cold day. This morning the temperature was a balmy 18° F, with a windchill factor of -2° F! That’s the coldest we’ve been in a long time.

We were spoiled until now with all the nice weather we had. In December the temperature never fell below 25° F. Most days it was actually above 50°.

The forecasts call for a cool start of the week (though not as bad as this morning), a pleasant middle/weekend,  followed by another cold spell next week. However, that is to be expected in January, I suppose.