Today’s Things I’m Going to Miss About Japan When I Leave: being able to pick up fresh salmon sashimi for dinner on the way home, not being catcalled by guys in cars as I walk down the street and waking up and realizing that I fell asleep without locking up last night and not having to freak out about it (although of course I won’t be doing that again).
Can we talk about how whenever we do activities that involve walking around the classroom there is always one kid who gets himself wedged in that little nook between the cleaning supply cupboard and the wall? Or is this just my kids? ….
I feel violated. Today I was tickled, chased and pulled in all different directions at once by 40 screaming 6 year olds. Not to mention the stroking of my arms as they squealed “Her skin is so soft!!! Feel!!” I was scolded by one kid for not finishing my school lunch and so to appease him I made the mistake of agreeing to play dodgeball with him and his friends. Which soon snowballed into three classes of elementary 2nd graders running to get their hats and screaming “ドジボール、ドジボール!! “. Who needs birth control when you have this? Elementary kids are cute, but kill me if I ever express any interest in wanting one of my own.
So the streets around my apartment are mildly flooded and to get home I had to stride through thigh-level water… I’m pretty sure this is more rain that Australia gets in a year.
I don’t know what it says about me that the thing I’m most looking forward to this long weekend is the family mart chicken my friends and I eat after clubbing… :/