20th August, 2014
20th August, 2014
19th August, 2014
(via I JUST CAN'T TODAY)
14th August, 2014
13th August, 2014
step one: take your trash
step two: take a specifically color coded bag
step three: draw a pentacle on your floor
step four: summon demon
step five: give your trash to the demon and dismiss
it’s actually not quite that terrifying, I think I will make a video about it later ehehehe
(via 1 Hour from Siberia)
12th August, 2014
(via Ms Leah HBIC)
11th August, 2014
So it seems that suddenly I will be heading down to the Rising Sun Rock Festival this weekend! A friend randomly invited me to stay in a tent with her group, and who am I to say no to a chance to see Sakanaction for the millionth time? haha.
It’ll be my first real music festival, the kind that’s outside and over many days and requires a tent, so I’m a bit nervous. Anyone have any tips on how to make the most of it, or any advice on how not to mess it up?
I’m not very uhhhh camping inclined (haha). How do you charg a phone in nature?!
I don’t think there’s a way I can enter a tent and come out looking cute. This will be brutal.
8th August, 2014
7th August, 2014
Speaking of money! (going to cut this because it talks about women’s health, ie. the pill)
For the past 5 years I’ve been importing the birth control pill from America, but that isn’t an option anymore.
7th August, 2014
The internet is back! … but sadly, the busy-ness remains.
The new apartment is working out really well. There’s still a lot of unpacking to do (clothes…. clothes…!!), but I’m really enjoying it. A young girl also moved into the room next door, so I don’t have to worry about getting a weirdo for a neighbor.
The new ALT (my successor… haha…) is also nice. I’m starting to really feel the age gap, though! There’s just a flippancy about work that her and the other ALT (a young guy) have, an urge to look cool, get whatever they can out of others, and keep everything detached with all these layers of irony. A lot like me in college, to be honest! It’s weird, but the older I get the more earnest I get. But anyway, we really lucked out and I think she’ll be a really good addition to the team!
I finally got the certificate from the head of the BOE making my new job appointment official. I’m on the job through March, and if things work out then I’ll join on a yearly basis like other similar workers.
This also signals the end of that sweet, sweet JET Program money. Goodbye, goodbye… I’ll miss you, travel and crazy shopping…! RIP my spending money, I hardly knew ye.
31st July, 2014
Back in the office, still home internet-less, but things are good.
We just finished up our town’s first English Camp. It was only two days long, spending one night sleeping over, but I still feel tired!
It went alright, but even being able to say just ‘alright’ feels so good. This is the first time I’ve been given so much responsibility, and have had coworkers looking to me to coordinate an event this large. I felt like a real employee instead of a temporary guest, which I guess I really am now…. It’s pretty surreal. I knew I could do it but I didn’t think they knew.
Today the new ALT arrives and of course our office is particularly humid and disorganized, haha. Just like when I arrived 5 years ago!
Dai and I skyped over my phone and for the first time since he was sick he didn’t wear his mask. He said it was ‘too hot’ but he just wouldn’t stop grinning.
Feels like something is just beginning.