This job IS less work than some other jobs but it’s rubs me the wrong way when people don’t call this a job as if we come over to Japan, uproot our whole lives & go through all sorts of mental and physical stuff to solely skip around Japan and eat sushi.
Traveling & doing fun stuff is a bonus but we’re also teachers and friends and co-workers and counselors when need be and organizers and representatives of our countries and a lot of us put up with a lot more than others think.
Even though I complain a lot, I acknowledge that this is a job that I worked hard to get and I’m doing my best to make it worth everyone’s while.
Is it bad that my greatest motivation to workout is so when I go home in December I shock all of my family members and make them question what they’re doing with their lives?
Oh well, time for pilates!!
This is literally one of my strongest motivations to exercise (besides you know, for myself), LET’S DO ITTTT
damn…reading this after eating an 8-slice sized large pizza by myself is real difficult.
I’ve been exercising for p much the same reason.
So it finally happened
I am the tea lady at the sports festival along with another Japanese teacher
Can’t escape the patriarchy!
I spent the entire day home today and it was magnificent since I haven’t done that in over a damn month
Some kanji that use water.
雨（あめ、ame) - rain
湿 (しつ、shitsu) - damp, moist
沸 (フつ、futsu) - boil, ferment
州 (しゅう、shuu) - state, province
海 (うみ、umi) - ocean, sea
波 (なみ、nami) - wave
汐 (せき、seki) - tide
池 (ち、chi) - pond
沼 (しょう、shou) - marsh, bog
湖 (みずうみ、mizuumi) - lake
汗 (あせ、ase) - sweat
沢 (さわ、sawa) - swamp
泥 (どろ、doro) - mud
洗 (せん、sen) - wash
泪 (なみだ、namida) - tears
油 (あぶら、abura) - oil
冷 (れい、rei) - cold, cool (drinks, people, not as in temperature; special thanks to azsurance for finding out this kanji for me).
氷 (ひょう、hyou) - hail
汁 (しる、shiru) - broth, juice
沈 (ちん、chin) - sink, submerge
Wound up in a yakuza bar last night. Good life choices.
I find it so hard to keep in touch with friends at home. I miss you. I love you. I didn’t forget about you. Forgive me
Graduated students wishing me happy birthday touches my black soul that always expects disappointment on her birthday