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My friend UPS was supposed to be arriving in Japan today. However, in all of our conversations about arrival date, I realized that we forgot to think about the international date line; his flight will actually be arriving tomorrow.
I met UPS when I joined Delta Upsilon Fraternity. His father is from India and his mother is from Vietnam, but they met and got married in Canada. UPS sounds and acts Canadian, but likes to describe himself (accurately) as a brown guy. The nickname UPS comes from the courier company’s tagline “what can brown do for you?”, which I believe UPS has used a few times a pick-up line.
He just recently graduated from University, and decided to take a 6 month tour of Asia, including his parents countries, but also Cambodia and Laos. I told him that if he was on my side of the planet that he should stop by Japan for a few days. He called his travel agent, made changes, and will be spending 4 days in Japan. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
I ended up using my day off to clean up the apartment and my room, and to be very lazy.
With the impending arrival of my friends I decided to use my time before work in order to get prepared. Unfortunately, sleeping in extra late is not the best way to be productive. After I finally woke up I rushed to do a bunch of laundry and tidy up various messes in my room. Just before I started writing this blog entry I looked up train times to get to Narita airport for the pickup.
I have a regular group kids class on Wednesday now that is actually really good (unlike my Friday class). I like the kids and they actually seem to like me as well. At the end of our lesson I wrote on the whiteboard that I was going on vacation for 2 weeks, and then somehow managed to explain it to them. They all looked sad and actually lined up to shake my hand on the way out. Sometimes being a teacher can be pretty cool! These kids are not getting any homework when I am back to work.