30DWC Day 2: A Busy Rainy Wednesday.

KONBANWA!

I woke up around 10:00 o’clock in the morning today, usually I turn off my alarm and go back to sleep, but this morning is different. I stayed lying at nanatiling nakatitig sa kawalan. I felt lonely. I felt sad. Was it because it was raining? Or was it because I am missing Philippines already (*sobs). But before this so called sadness totally eats me and slowly kills me I decided to get up and started preparing for work. I played good vibes songs and it helped a little.

Before I went to school I couldn’t find any umbrella so I borrowed my neighbors without asking lol. I can’t afford to get sick lol. gommenne.

I started work at 12:00 n.n. I knew I would be very busy today, not because I have lots of classes but I was working on my lessons on Friday. I only had 2 classes. My fist class started at 1:30 but the students came an hour earlier. Usually I go out the lobby and talk to them, help them do homework, study their next lesson or just talk about random stuffs. But today I didn’t feel like talking. I stayed inside the faculty room and went out 5 minutes before the class.

It was a 50 minute semi-private class consists of 2 students (the maximum is 3). I only get to see them once a month (I even haggled for this) since I’m working on a corporate lesson every Wednesday in Shizuoka Prefecture. I felt happier inside the classroom, maybe because I really love teaching. We discussed about how to speculate about sounds and photos, the proper use of articles and verbs+prepositions thingy.

I enjoyed talking to them and laughed on small things. To give you something to imagine, the first student is a 67 year old man who loves drinking (he always comes to class after drinking with friends – yes, 1:00 o’clock), he didn’t tell me his age, I calculated! lol. I was always wondering how old he is but the question was finally answered today. I asked them to make a sentence using the prepositions we studied. His classmate asked “Did you ever dream of being rich when you were a child?”, “He answered, “When I graduated from University (I asked how old was he then – 21), I dreamt of ….. , and that was 46 years ago”. I don’t normally ask information to my students directly, I have my ways lol.

The second student is a 40ish woman, she’s very fashionable, she loves shopping (literally), she’s a bit strict and she loves doing homework *sigh. She doesn’t work and she studies English because she wanna travel in the near future.

I finished my first class at 2:30 and started the next class at 2:30, I even didn’t have chance to drink water.

My second class is another 50 minute kinda private lesson, it’s a TOEIC review. The class went well, it was the same as usual. Nothing new. We exceeded 15 minutes (as usual) because I gave him some extra tips and talked a bit about his plans for tonight. He’s a 40ish typical Japanes guy you would imagine. He looks like one of those Yakuza member you would see in the movie, nope, not the fat one, he’s masculine and has beard (which isn’t normal in Japan). He has deep voice and you could feel the authority when he talks. But he is so nice and polite (all of them actually).

After doing some paperworks, I went out for lunch and decided to eat at Sukiya (it’s a fastfood restaurant). I usually visit this restaurant atleast once a month because they always have something new in their menu, today I tried their Sukiya.

I went back to school round 5:45 in the afternoon and proceeded doing paperworks, a colleague also gave us Tokyo Banana from Tokyo. last time he gave us Strawberries. I haven’t tried them since I was really busy.

Our counselor also gave me gifts, I was really surprised and grateful today.

She gave gave me a muffler (I actually needed one because it’s winter), some socks and a hand and nail cream ( I have this feeling that Japanese do love giving me hand creams lol).

I was drinking, eating peanuts, watching TFIOB Cebu Chapter live, talking to my special one while writing.

This is my second day of 30 Day Writing Challenge. I made it. 28 days more to come. Ganbatte!

 

Bored Sensei. 

22 thoughts on “30DWC Day 2: A Busy Rainy Wednesday.

  1. Forgot to check my comments, sorry. No I never wrote about giving out fuzzy socks but I did post something about our gifts from our hearts this year, which are our handmade gifts. little baskets made from recycled fabric and filled with chocolates, hand made goat’s milk soap, foot soaks, and a little book. I love giving out those kind of gifts.

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    1. Hahahahahaha true, I know you can do that (kapit lang). Pero I have another student na goals talaga, like every month he’s on a trip and he always bring omeyage (pasalubong) inggit ako sobra.

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  2. Waah! Banana cake and sukiyaki!! They’re both really good. Make me more eager to go food-tripping with Japanese foods tomorrow or on Friday. ^_^

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