As some of you may have heard, I moved. Long story short, the company I’m employed by lost their contract with the city’s board of education, leaving me with two … Continue reading Adios!
On one hand, not a lot has happened over the past few months. I haven’t traveled anywhere, and I haven’t done anything particularly special on my own. On the other … Continue reading The search for the chupacabra
So, long time no see. Let’s take a look at everything that’s been going on. It’s quite a bit.
Hello. Long time no see. It’s been a few months, but it doesn’t feel like too much significant stuff has really happened. I’m at the same schools for another year, … Continue reading School Stuff, Cherry Blossoms, A Concert, etc.
While walking to the grocery store one day, I saw one of my students, a 4th grader, riding his bike down the street. As I neared him, I said hello. … Continue reading Summer, fall, and all that stuff (and suffering)
Hello! It hasn’t been too long, so let’s pick up where I left off in March.
Hello! Once again, it’s been quite a while since my last update, mostly in an effort to wait for things to happen. Stuff has certainly happened in excess. So, here’s a … Continue reading Mid-November Through Graduation (1/2)
Hello! More than a year ago now, I arrived in Japan and started working. It’s crazy to think that so much time has passed, and it’s been quite eventful. In … Continue reading A Year and a Drive And A Bunch of Other Stuff
Hello! Things have been a bit busy lately, so here’s a lot that’s been going on.
Hello! I haven’t done travelling or anything, but a lot of miscellaneous stuff has been happening over the past month or so. Also, I have news on something.
Yo, so I know I just posted something the other day, but stuff has happened. And I did some stuff. No, I don’t normally say “yo.”
Hello. It’s been about a month, and a lot has certainly gone on, but I’m just going to focus on what happened on this side of the Pacific.
Hello. I’m back with another update on stuff, catching up on stuff I forgot and jamming in some other stuff that’s happened.
Hello once again, and here I am with another not particularly exciting update. It’s been a while since my last one, but there’s not much to show for all the … Continue reading Holiday Bookends
Hello again! I haven’t done anything major like travel or what-not recently, but figured I should do a post now rather than holding off until Christmas-time for an update. This … Continue reading The City and Stuff
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since my last update since nothing mind-blowing has happened, but I figured it would be a good time to write something up after the … Continue reading Semi-Recent Stuff
It happened. In my last class for the day, an 8th grade girl asked if I would marry her. After I told her no, she looked like she was ready to cry. Afterwards she was checking me out during the rest of class and lunch. Because she sat right across from me. I wonder what the teacher would have done if I said yes…
Also during that class, a boy asked if I liked the English teacher. As in like like. She seemed extremely embarrassed, so I just tried to deflect the question by saying that she was a good teacher.
Before lunch, one girl from the class asked if I like BL (that stands for “boys’ love,” for you pure souls out there). I gave her a flat “no,” and she seemed genuinely disappointed. There were some other questions that followed, but I didn’t fully understand any of them. Based on the whispering and giggles, they probably weren’t appropriate.
During lunch, the class had a little arm wrestling competition that I somehow got roped into. Suffice it to say, I lost to a middle schooler. I’m not very strong.
Lastly, there was a boy in the class who listed off nearly every Dragon Ball and Harry Potter character and asked if I know them. Anyways, he also asked me if I would marry him about five times throughout the day. When he asked for a reason that I rejected him, I listed off the obvious stuff – his gender, age, he’s a student, yada yada – but he just replied “Okay, now I’m a girl.”
So that was one hell of a class. And the first time I received a marriage proposal.
And that’s how my first full week as an assistant English teacher came to a close. Not that I’ve done any proper teaching yet.
The first few days teaching are over, so here’s a bit of an update! Fortunately, everything has gone fairly well.
Hello! Quite a lot has gone on since my last post, so I’ll go over the worthwhile details.
Quick front-loading: I’ll be an assistant English teacher at a middle school four days a week and an elementary school one day a week in a city in northern Saitama prefecture. … Continue reading Training – “Be The Fun”