Posts Tagged day off
If there is anything better than being paid to sit around at home I haven’t found it yet.
Today was a very productive day off. I fixed my flat bike tire, paid my property taxes (yes, you have to pay property taxes if you live in an apartment), and checked plane ticket prices for a trip home around Christmas.
After the penpal finished work we went to a big electronics store called Kojima where I used only Japanese to request repairs to my digital camera, which had been missing it’s button since I dropped it at Numazu summer festival. The penpal expertly coached me on how to say “I dropped my camera and lost the button, can you please repair it?”. The clerk at Kojima seemed impressed. It feels great to get something done in my second language!
Afterwards the Penpal and I ate sushi, hung out, and played Super Mario Brothers. Yes, I have the coolest girlfriend. It was a good day!
I got the day off to repay working a shift swap. Laziness ensued.
Today was the first day of my week off. Unlike last year where I used my vacation time to host visitors from back home, I will actually get some time to myself. I am planning on going west to see Himeji Castle and Osaka tomorrow, but I spent my first day off being VERY lazy.
How lazy was I? Well, the only way I could have been more lazy would have involved some planning, which would have required effort, which would have disqualified it from being lazy.
Today I helped out a fellow teacher with a shift swap, so I had today off. I sat around most of the day playing Playstation games, which was a lot of fun.
When I did leave the house, I went to Seiyu and bought a folding canvas chair for upcoming BBQs. It seems that every time I leave the house these days I am spending money. Japanese economy – you’re welcome.
Lazy days off rule.
(2015 Update) Living in Japan for 3 years was the biggest adventure of my life. However, since I was working and not just sightseeing for 3 years, there were some days where I just didn’t do much of anything. Having a day off doing laundry and playing video games while living on the other side of the planet is still pretty damn cool.
I did a whole lot of nothing today, and enjoyed every minute of it.
If I could sum up my entire day in 2 words, those words would be sleep and hockey. I am not exactly making the most of my time in Japan, but I am okay with that.
If I could add a few more words (and I can because it’s my blog), I also watched some CSI with Okonomi. After the demise of Twin Peaks night with Zoe and Lux, Okonomi and I have been hanging out and watching CSI often, usually over a few beverages.
My first day off after 6 days of work. I was laaaaaaaazy. I thoroughly enjoyed my day of video games, sleeping and yet more video games.
(2014 Update) Some people might be wondering why I would move to an awesome country like Japan and then spend my free time playing video games instead of exploring. My answer to this question is money. In addition to getting out and having adventures, I was also trying to send money home to pay off some of my student loans. And playing video games while living in Japan is still pretty cool.