Sunday, December 6, 2009


I haven't updated in so long, I know. I've been busy ;). The one who's been keeping me busy is not here tonight, so I am procrastinating, and studying, and working on some stuff for my students. So I thought that I'd share a bit of what I've been up to. That's more productive than procrastinating, no? :P

I love my life in Kameyama so much. It's a small town, and I miss shopping, but because I am trying to save money these days, it's a good thing that shopping requires extra effort (like an hour bike ride to the neighbouring city Suzuka with malls, or an hour train ride to Nagoya).
I love Nagoya by the way, but that's besides the point.

Anyway, the main thing I love about Kameyama are my schools (especially the JHS), and my students, as well as the teachers I work with. Of course sometimes the lessons don't go so well, but I have enough great lessons and conversations with students outside of class to always want to put all of my heart into each lesson. I love my students.

You know what their favourite phrase is? "Sticker please!" Hehe. They always make me laugh when they say it. It's often a conversation opener :P.

Sorry I am not writing too much about school. I didn't finish that test I mentioned, and I should get back to it. Before I go though, I want to share one more thing. Three weeks ago I joined a yosakoi team. This team is in Suzuka, and it's called Furin Kazan. Every year they participate in dance festival/contests, and next year there are two, one in Suzuka city and one in Tsu city (both are in Mie). If I learn the dance and keep practicing regularly, I will go too (in fact, once I joined, I am expected to go :D so I better keep practicing!). Man, you should see the guys... well, the girls too, dancing. They are so amazing. I like the guys' dance better I think, because it's more intense... although I guess I like both.

This is my team this year:

I am learning the same dance. This video is a bit too far to see well, sorry, but you get the idea.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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