One of my neighbours started growing sunflowers in front of their house. I bet one hundred yen that these things are going to be the size of my head by the end of the summer. Any takers?
It’s currently 1:31 a.m. Wednesday, July 5th, here in Japan. I just realized yesterday (my time) was a holiday. I feel dumb.
A lot of people from my initial training group are going back to their respective countries this weekend, including the first friend I made here in Japan. A year has come and gone, so now their contracts are up and it’s time to go home. However, I and a very small few are staying here to continue our lives in Japan, though many of them are moving to either Tokyo or Osaka. That means saying goodbye for now and that makes me a little sad.
Big changes are coming in June. I will be moving again as well as starting a new work contract. This time, however, it will be at a branch school. As a kids’ teacher.
It all happened so quickly. One moment I was trying to figure out where I was going to live this summer and how I was going to make the money in my bank account stretch, but now I’m trying to shove all my crap into boxes and clean up the place for the next person.
I’m excited for my next big adventure.
Someone set flowers out in the break room recently. I have no idea who did it, but going by the tables of matching vases, I can only assume it was one of the cleaning ladys.
They are all older than Mathusela and very sweet (especially if you are polite to them). Most people here tend to ignore them, but they remind me of four foot tall super grannies.
The mornings have been coming a little earlier and earlier each day. It hasn’t impacted my sleep cycle all too much just yet, but it will soon enough.