Ok now I know many of you think we have forgotten our blog but its not our fault that we haven't been posting!!
We haven't had internet for about a month and a half now, making it VERY difficult to keep you all up to date! But I promise you all that our new house is AMAZING, my new job is also amazing, and Ichinomiya is sooo much better than Nagoya!
We are currently working on house video and korea video...yes there is still korea stuff. But in the meantime I do have a plethora of pictures for you to peruse!
So, a little run down on what we have been up to as of late.
We moved into our new home with the help of 2 wonderful nihonjin, Yasushi and Junpe. Both have been a world of help and great friends to us this past month. In fact, Yasushi has taken it upon himself to teach us nihon-go (Japanese). He comes over every Sunday night (nichiyoubi) and helps us study. We are making progress!!
Junpe is moving back to Tokyo, which makes us sad, but he has graciously offered to help us around Tokyo anytime we go there!! (Mom and Dad you should be especially grateful, since as it turns out, its a bit of a pain to get from Narita to Tokyo Station!)
Anyways, not long after we moved in we held a small house warming party, and here are some pics from that wonderful evening!
I'm not sure what Yasushi was trying to do to Ian...but it sure was funny!!
The other picture is of the 2 who are leaving us. Junpe (in the stripes) is going back to Tokyo, and Yusuku is moving to Canada...go figure.
Ok. Those are just some of many left to come. February was kind of a 'party' month for us. Many going away parties, welcoming parties, and of course, our housewarming party.
Ichinomiya has been a good move though. It just feels better here.
My school is really great so far. It consists of myself and the owner. He teached the adults and I teach the kids. So far most of the kids have been ok,and the parents are really nice. It also gives me another chance to practise some Japanese!
I have one adult lesson that is awesome though. I ride my bike down the street to this woman's shop (thing like Pier One but privately owned). Anyways, I go to her shop and sit and have coffee with her and 3 of her friends, while I teach them english. Its great!
I'm in the midst of redecorating the room right now (the old teacher left everything in a bit of a disaster) but as soon as things are cleaned up and I going to take some pictures for you all to see.
Alright, this is all for now. I have many more pictures so post so keep checking! You won't have to wait a month this time!!!
I miss everyone LOTS!!!