Just a little update on what has been happening over here. It is officially Cherry Blossom season in Japan, and I have a busy week of blossom sighting ahead of me. Since they only bloom for about 10 days, cherry blossom season is a huge deal here. News reporters are sent out to spot 'the first blossom' and people take time off just to go and watch. I for one am excited and promise to post many pictures.
For those of you who are not aware, our Birthday's are just around the corner, and we decided to celebrate Okinawa style.
That is to say...we are going to Okinawa!!! If you look up images of Ishigaki, Taketomi, and Irimote, you will get an idea. We are going to spend our week Island hopping, resting on beaches, riding buffalo, and hiking through jungles. It promises to be quite the adventure.
This month is sadly a month of goodbyes. We are saying goodbye to Junpe, who is moving back to Tokyo, Yusuku, who is ironically, moving to Canada, and Jeff, who is leaving us for Hiroshima. But we are busy bribing other people to be our friends, so don't you worry. We aren't getting lonely.
Anyways, here are a few pictures of some of my students, as well as my trip to the zoo with Yuki and his parents. My classroom is slowely improving, with help of all my students who I have forced labour from. That is...I made them make a ton of paper flowers. My students range from 1 year old to 9 years old and MOST of them are great. I am going with one student and her Mom to see Cherry blossoms on Tuesday night! Wooo!
Yuki looks terrified because the monkeys were having a fit of some sort. To be honest I was a bit scared myself...
The giant guinea pigs were a lot more subdued. Really smelly though.....
Me, Yuki, and his very nice Mom!
Isn't he cute???
This is another Yuki, also cute and very smart! Here he is enjoying our nice new carpet!!!
Flower Girls!! Erina, on the right, was the one who showed me how to make the flowers. Ayano, on the left, is the one who is taking me to see Cherry Blossoms on Tuesday night. Also, as a side note, Ayano has to be home by 7 every night so she doesn't miss Full House. Hehe.
These are another 2 of my favorite students. Their names are Hugh, and Ewan.
Yes. Hugh like Hugh Grant, and Ewan like Ewan Macgregor.
They are hilarious and I love the fact that they used to cry in the old teachers lessons, yet their Mom tells me they look forward to mine. Plus they have never once cried in my class. Wooo! #1 Sensei!
I think he's cuter than Ewan MacGregor.
Misato and Megu! These two are great. For everything that I teach them in English, they feel it their duty to teach me it in Japanese! I love getting PAID for Japanese lessons. Today I learned my colours!!! Midori ga suki desu!!
Lucky Rika! Because of Schedule changes I got her in a class on her own for the month of March. She's a cutie.
Ok, thats enough for now! There will be more soon!
I miss everyone!!!