V and I tried a new karaoke place recently. It was a horror themed shop, where we could wear halloween costumes on loan from the shop if we so wanted to. The rooms and hallways were covered in decorations and the staff spoke like villians from those cheesy 1950s era horror movies. Next to each elevator, was one of these swords.
In case of emergency, break glass?
I needed an extra pair of sneakers, so I went shopping. I wanted some hightops with a side zipper. They also need to be well padded with arch support. Originally I was in the market for red, but I love the garishness of these. Apparently bling is seriously in.
It was particularly hot this weekend, so I stopped by the juice shop, while waiting for my sneakers to get fixed.
While out with my friend V, afyer work, I had to use the facilites at a local park. This place was a bit country, so there was no end to the lovely creepy crawlies taking up residence there. One such citizen was Lou, who was chilling opposite the Japanese style squat toilet. Lou kept guard while I did my business, and later hopped further up the wall, when I came closer to give my thanks.
Today the cicadas started singing the song of their people. Yesterday, there wasn’t a chirp to be heard, but this morning their cries echoed in surround sound. It’s offically summer in Japan.
My workweek is only half over and I’m already exhausted. I haven’t made many plans for the weekend yet, save for meeting a few friends Sunday morning. One thing I need to remember to do is buy a thank you treat for the staff at my school. It’s too hot for chocolate, so maybe some sort of light cookie?
This is my last full week of working in Mie Perfecture, for the foreseeable future. I’ll be commuting from my home in Nagoya to Mie three days next week to do crossover training with the new teacher. After that, I’ll mostly be at the office, save for a handful of assignments around Aichi.