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May 19, 2006 – So much rain

So much rain. So very much rain.

rainy-ride

There was no rain when I left for work today, but it was absolutely pouring when my shift was over. I didn’t have an umbrella with me, but an umbrella likely wouldn’t have been much help anyway. I decided to just bike home as quickly as possible. Fun fact: Japanese people give you some very strange looks when they see you riding a bike home with no umbrella in a downpour.

By the time I got home all of my clothes were soaked right down to my underwear. I was actually able to pour water out of my shoes!

Rain is serious business in Japan.

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July 21, 2005 – 8th day in a row

This is my 8th day of work in a row after returning from my vacation. Somehow I haven’t gone crazy (yet).

Before work, I went for another nice long bike ride. It’s great to get out and get around the city, however if I am not careful, I may actually end up in good shape.

I worked at Numazu school today, and actually had a lot of fun teaching for the first time in a long time. Being able to have fun at work is a wonderful thing. The students must have appreciated it as well; at the end of the day one of the Japanese staff told me that I had received compliments from several students.

Usually when students go out of their way to compliment or complain about a teacher, the staff add it to the teacher’s official employment file. However, as I am not yet officially a teacher at Numazu (just on loan from Mishima today), I was told that the comments would not be recorded in my file. I can only hope that complaints away from a teacher’s home branch are treated the same way.

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March 9, 2005 – Epic bike ride

Some of the 1000 trees near Senbon beach in Numazu

Some of the 1000 trees near Senbon beach in Numazu

Today the weather was amazing. I got off my lazy ass and onto my bike to go exploring. I started off towards the docks and the beach, went by Senbon forest, started off towards Izu, and looped back around. In total I was riding for about 2 solid hours.

I seriously love the ocean.

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