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.
My second week working in Mie is finally over. I have a few more days next week, but I won’t have to work up so early next Saturday. Two more days in Mie and a few more days in Narumi. The rest of the month is in the office, but a long holiday is coming up. I’m still trying to decided where I will spend it.
My neighborhood has a lot of older residents, who seem to love gardening. On my block alone, there are several houses with a plethora of potted plants around their entrances.
Having Mondays off has made me hate Mondays a whole lot less.
So, we’ve been handing out a ton of student satisfaction surveys at work recently. They are pretty straight forward, asking students how they feel about their classes, their teachers, and the general atmosphere of the school. It’s set up like the standardized tests back home, with students filling in a bubble on a sheet, with a pencil. There are also sections where students are to write messages to the staff and teacherd. They then put it in a sealed box to be reviewed later.
To be honest, it has me nervous.