Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Basic review so far:
I got back safely.
Got told to 'flirt' with old men only on flights long enough to get a free drink from them.
Staying with my parents.
Sleep deprevation.
Basic stuff.

My external harddrive isn't being 'noticed' by the computer. It makes it very hard for image editing...when you have no flash drive and the external harddrive is all that you have.

On a good note, my English isn't doing too badly.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

2009.07.18 noon

Good-bye Japan. See you in about 17 days...

See you!

I miss my apartment and Japan already, and I'm still in it...

2009.07.16-18 morning

School was normal on the 16th.
3rd boys tried to teach me dirty words...most of which I already knew. But, listen and repeat was good times.
Got asked if they could touch me.
Had a birthday dinner with some teachers.

The 17th was yesterday and I don't remember much about it. Didn't really do much of anything out of the ordinary.
I got to talk to my little brother, so I was happy. I can't remember how he became my little brother, but he is.

This morning, finish(ing) packing with some last minute omiyage. It's raining. Gotta take a shower. Today's gonna suck. Fright no fun.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's just that I can't get to sleep you see...

and I had nothing to do, so I looked up what my 'ideal weight' would be for my body frame and height. Basically, I picked a good goal. A healthy one. Yeah for me! Now to just lost the stubborn weight and I'll be Gooder.

Haha, I say this and I'm NOT going to fighting tomorrow! It's a friend's birthday party, so I'd rather do that. ...'cause they a friend and it sounds like fun, but I do need to get my butt in gear. My secret goal is to get smaller than Katherine so I can call her fat and then SHE'LL STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT NOT BEING AT THE WEIGHT SHE WANTS TO BE AT AND ACTUALLY EXERCISE INSTEAD OF WHINING ALL DAY AND EATING. It's the only way we can motivate her, me thinks. Although I don't think I can get smaller than her, but we'll see. We'll see...


I've only looked at about 1/10 of the page and have already spotted many boots that I would like to own. I think I have a problem...
...although the boot height does get smaller...

...and, yes, I do get emails from this site. I trash most of them without looking, but I DID buy boots from there before...

Okay, this pair is just AWESOME. I mean LOOK AT IT! Brass knuckles for a heel, man. Great!


Yeah...basically done packing. Gots a little more omiyage and some clothes then I'm done. Probably going to be two pieces when I get to the airport for weight reasons though. haha.

Oh good. It's supposed to rain on Saturday. That's going to be awesome as I walk with luggages to the train station ('cause the subway don't go unless I wanna me AMAZINGLY lazy and take the subway 1 stop to get to the train station) that is about 1/2-3/4 a mile away.

...I might be the fat American that I am a ride the subway if it's raining...


Yesterday, the 14th, I had a pretty good day.
After school, 3 teachers and I went out shopping for a present for another previous teacher. It was good. We started a style make over for the male teacher. Later, on the drive home, I was told that I was next by one teacher. Hoho, that would be interesting...and horrendous.

Today, the 15th, I went to elementary school. It sucked. I love them kids, but those 2 teachers don't make me have happy times. I feel bad for the students 'cause it makes the class worse..
Spent almost ¥10,000 printing off pictures. HAHA. Awesome. And they aren't even for me.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Went to Yanagiu ES today. Couldn't find the teaching plan, so I went in blind. It was okay. It worked out since the teachers there take the lead. Gonna hafta make sure I keep the plan for Nishi Nakada on Wednesday with me. I have to take the lead there. I kinda got stuck at the school for about 30 minutes after school. I did manage to escape and walk back to the Middle school...talked to a few students, and got back in time for about 10 minutes of work. Entered, saw that they were in a meeting and left again. By that time, my work day was over so I walked to the bus stop.
After that, met up with a friend. Gave him a rice cooker and some money. Services rendered, you see. Just kidding, I'm lending him some money since I got some and he don't.
Went to fighting. I had very little energy for it, but I'm glad I went. My friend was amazed by my bruises. She said that they are the worst that she's ever seen. That actually makes me a little happy...except for the fact I got them by FALLING...and not something cool like wrestling a llama.

ugh, Sherry no va. I'm tired, but I highly doubt I'll be able to get to sleep for hours yet. Life's awesome <3

As the Japanese say 仕方ない

I'm just going to have to learn to play the guitar.
There's nothing to be done about it.
I'm going to have to.

...okay, that last one has nothing to do with guitars, I just liked the colors...
This one's pretty good too. Oh Verbal, you seem so awesome. I can appreciate that.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

This Week's Top 10 v.1

Here's a list of the top things that happened this week. Good or bad, they are both on the list. I use a different scale than most. Level of remembrance and hilarity factor are my measuring sticks. Good or bad are too judgmental for me. 10 (least) to 1 (most).

10) (secret)*
9) Getting introduced to about 20 Japanese people, and I don't remember any of them...
8) "I'm a man"(me) "Then what's up with those?"(other, pointing at my boobs) "I'm fat. It happens"(me)
7) Getting a talking to about not talking with the students during the concert when I was attempting to get them to stop talking and laughing. Haha, too bad that I can't actually say that to the other teachers just sit there and take the talking to.
6) Getting a talking to about how Japanese and foreigner's bodies are different...again. They don't like the fact that I'm on a diet and know that I need to lose weight. Foreign I may be, but I know that I'm unhealthy as I am.
5) Choral concert
4) SOUL'd OUT (Diggy-MO' is effing awesome. More awesome that I originally thought. And hot.)
3) Genki face
2) (secret)*
1) Face plant.
0) I gave up bread.**

*secret, so I won't tell.
**special for this week only since I forgot about it 'til now. It's life changing, this is.

I just realized, in a good way,

that my flight back to the states is 15 hours total. That is AWESOME!! Granted with layovers and what not it's 20 hours...
Coming back to Japan is also 15 hours, but 22 hours with layovers. Flying this way is awesome! The times before it's always taken like 18 to 20 hours of FLYING. It's still going to kill me, but at least it's shorter. I'd appreciate the 5 hour layover more if it were in Japan so I could go through customs and all that crap, but beggars can't be choosers I guess.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I forgot the date. That makes me sad. I mean, all of it. Year. Month. Day. The day I can live with. Month is a little less understandable, but still okay...ish. The year. What?! That is unacceptable.

Well, I promised a special someone (you know who you are) pictures, and I will deliver tonight. It takes me a while, but I do eventually get things right.

So, yesterday was the choral contest for my school. It was better than I thought it would be. I did my faceplant there. It was good times. I've got monster bruises from it. Me knees and he arms look like I got in a fight...or jumped off a train. It's awesome. I really do bruise SO easy. I need to look into stopping that activity.

After all of that goodness was the Leavers' Party. I only went to the Nijiaki (second party). After that we went to a club. I meet a soldier there. It was great. He said (and I quote, but a little strangely since I'm translating and can't remember 100%...just 99.8%): "I'm not saying you're fat, 'cause you're not, but if you lost just a little bit of weight you'd be dangerous. You have a "genki" face." I'm leaving the genki in there 'cause it makes the sentences that much better. Genki means "vigor, spirit, vitality, heart, bounce, pep." So, basically, I have a happy face but I just liked the use of genki in that sentence. I think he has a girlfriend though.

Anyway, I cleaned today. It was good. Did a little bit of packing. Got some souvenirs. For those of you who don't know I'll be returning to visit my parents for 2 weeks.
Speaking of which, a note to my parents (especially my mommy): I am watching what I eat, so don't take it personally if I eat differently. It's not you, it's me. I love your cooking, but I gotta watch what I ingest. End of note to parents.

On a good note, I have yet to fall today, so either I've broken the streak, or it's just a work thing...and I do have Yanagiu ES on Monday (which I've lost the lesson plan for, so it's going to be awesome). I've fallen in front of 1 years, and 3 years, and the students at Nishi Nakada ES, so I've only got Yanagiu ES and the 2 years to fall in front of and I'll have fallen in front of everyone. They are progressively getting worse and worse so let's hope that I stop before I end up falling down the stairs and breaking myself. Especially because my flights are coming up ('cause it's more than one to get home).

On a side note involving nothing particular: I like this. Now that is a cool Japanese guy right there. I'll translate it and get back to you. This is a good one too.

Okay, only one picture for today:

These guys were hanging around talking in the parking lot that is next to my place. They were talking for hours. It was good. I so totally wanted to join them, but decided that would be weird. Kinda wished I had though. It would have been an awesome story for them to tell their friends. Such of shame I don't have a jazzercise outfit with head and wrist sweatbands. That would have made it that much better. They'd never forget about that weird foreigner. Sometimes I wish I were awesome. I do. I truly do.

Friday, July 10, 2009


I've fallen in front of students twice in just as many days.
Life is good.

I split my lip this time 'cause I face planted.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

I've noticed that in the past couple of days

my thighs, the back of 'em, has been sore. The muscles are stiff. I hope that it can be worked out 'cause it's making me uneasy with my lack of bending and whatnot.

Friday, July 3, 2009


You know something is wrong when you are an English teacher and you can only get 1 out of 5 of the questions right on the letter scramble game on TV WHEN THE CONTESTANTS GET 4. My English is worst than Japanese television stars. That sucks.

Gave a presentation today. Ended up coughing for a good portion of it. But, I did it and it's over. I can only be asked to do something like this 2 more times (since this is the second time...).
Took 2 hours off, and got a ride from the nurse at my school. It was a good day. Put my futons out to air. That counts as cleaning.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I listened to the Jonas Brothers and TLC all day today.

Something is wrong with me. I blame it on one of the four medications I'm on.

Also, elementary school tomorrow. I hope I get them all sick. With SADs. As in that they become sad, 'cause the SADS aren't fun, yo. They serious. And a band. I've never actually heard them. I just knew they existed.

Jehovah's witnesses at my door. Forgot they was coming. Forgot it was Wednesday. They be comin' next week too. WHY CAN'T I JUST SAY NO TO THEM. WHY??!?!??!?