明けましたおめでとう!

Happy New Year!

Has it really been more than two months since my last post here? Gomen! A lot has happened, but I don’t think I can tell everything.. My hands are too cold, so it’s hard to type..

A brief summary of the more exciting events:

In November, I went to see part of the sumo tourney in Fukuoka, and then see some friends who moved to Dazaifu (different city, but right next to Fukuoka) recently. I want to see sumo one more time before I make up my mind about what I think about it. But the weekend was lots of fun~

In December, I was busy preparing for the Christmas parties! All in all, I had six different parties to attend: My friend invited me to her family’s Christmas party, there was the 242/Next/Youth Christmas Party at church, the Sunday service Christmas party, and then three for work: Really small kids (about from ages 1 to 5), elementary school kids (up to Junior high, but of course, no JH students came!!) and then in the evening was the adults party. Busy day, but generally fun.

And for the New Year’s holiday, I was a little surprised at how busy I became… About three weeks before the holidays, I was so depressed, because many of my Japanese friends were just staying home with their families, and so what could I do, sit at home (remember, I don’t have a computer anymore!) and watch movies all week? Fun… but then I made plans with various friends, and it turned out that everyday I did something with somebody! I was actually looking forward to having a day to clean my house, like, really CLEAN it. Move furniture and everything. But I had no time! (Japanese usually do their “spring cleaning” before the new year, so they have a clean house, new start kind of ね~) But it was fun. I enjoyed my holidays a lot!

And so what am I looking forward to? Well, January 11 is a holiday, so I’m going to go to Fukuoka again, to visit the Broaddus’, and meet Stephanie (we emailed each other a couple times when I was in Shimonoseki, because she was interested in coming to Japan and I was in Japan, and she is also a friend of a friend in Canada! Small world~).

Also, I’m happy that Sarah came back for a visit, so we can hang out again. ^^

What am I not looking forward to? Well, for the adult classes at work, Mr. T (my boss) has requested that the native English observe each others’ classes, to get new ideas and so on. But I don’t want them to observe my class, because I don’t think I’m that great a teacher for adults, and it’s weird… Kids’ classes also have to be observed, but I’m much more confident in my kids’ classes. I would really like to teach in a preschool. Then I don’t have to teach adults at all!! I should get an ECE degree, hey? Or, I’d like to work in an orphanage, or as a translator! Hmm…..