Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blondie ^.^

So another week has started. Oddly it is going by fast considering I get to see my boyfriend on Friday.

Anyways... Monday I was soooo sleepy. The heat isn't doing much to motivate me to go out on the weekends (thought I kept saying "I WILL WALK OUTSIDE FOR MORE THAN 5 MINUTES). So Sunday I took a late nap til almost 5 pm and couldn't go to sleep easily that night. I'm catching up on new dramas that have already started, specifically Hammer Session and Mioka. Anyways... so Monday I was sleepy (I used the shika~nai grammar!) because I only got 5 hours of sleep or so.

I went to my base JHS that morning introduced myself to the third year class of girls (coincidence... the school isn't all girls, they just got lucky). Then I sat at the desk and read the Twilight book I found in my apartment. I read a lot... I was just too sleepy to focus on studying. Then again I only remember so much of what I read specifically. But that's nothing new. Reading really is my worse way of learning something. (on a side note, one thing I have learned, is my learning style is doing. I have to do it to learn it... ie: I drive while my supervisor tells me directions to get some place... I won't learn as well being a passenger... ok enough rambling on learning styles).

After spending the morning at JHS, the JTE and Japanese prof there insisted on coming to my apartment and helping me with my oven. Story: Saturday I wanted to try to make an oven pizza (note: I've only seen an actual oven a few times... usually at houses where I do homestay... my oven if my microwave with the handy oven button... a handy thaw my meat because I forgot to do it myself button too). Anyways... I was use to making oven pizza before at SH2 (dorm)... preheat, pop it in, cook, eat. So I hit the buttons and preheat the oven... pretty simple. Then it stops after 5 seconds and displays U 10 on the little alarm clock like screen. That means absolutely NOTHING to me. So after trying again, I decide to take the plate out of the microwave (the one that sits on the turner). It worked... so I figured it might burn in the oven or something. So it preheats... and I place the pizza on the metal thing... U 10!!! Oy... so I put the pizza on a dish and put the dish on the metal thing... U 10!!! So I burn myself taking it out.... and I give up. Solution... the microwave turning plate goes back in. I didn't think of this because I had to take it out... thinking it doesn't go in the oven.

ANYWAYS... that totally threw off my meal schedule because I had to eat a pizza for lunch. Afterward, I went to the BoE and mostly read. The day went by so fast I thought I had passed out at some point. I needed some water so I went to Nishigaki (a smaller suupaa) before heading home. On the way out I decided to get a coke out of the vending machine while I was at one. 120 yen. I get my wallet out and DRAT i only have 200 yen... thinking I'm 20 yen short. Remember I was sleepy. I started to walk away when I stopped myself "WAIT"... hahahaha...

Today, I went to my other JHS. Let me just say, despite being further, it should be the more easier to access than my other JHS. But... yet... of course being more simple... I have to mess it up. I drove down to where the ES is and turned around then drove up this hill and turned around (I think a more or less illegal move right in front of the police station LOL). Then I found it. Everyone there is nice but a lot of big huge bugs enter the school. Most were dead. I studied Japanese a lot today.

Afterward I went to the BoE to study more. It started raining and to my surprise it seems a Typhoon is a'comin. But I don't think it should get too bad here... just some wind and rain. I tried to explain to my supervisors about Hurricane Ivan and Katrina LOL. Japanese people tend to freak about typhoons no matter how slight the impact (look through my previous blog about Melor aka Melon).

Tomorrow my supervisor will show me how to get to the station and park so I can go to Kyoto Friday. While he's there, I'm going to have him show me how to fill my gas tank. Looks like I will get my gaijin card Thursday or Friday... so Saturday I am going to get my new cell phone with Ryota. I can get it earlier and i have my useless softbank one... but I just rather wait to get my gaijin card and go with Ryota. I'm in no hurry to get one. Unlike most people (understandable... it seems like most of them have no internet at their place... yay for inaka, no way they were going to cancel the internet just so I can set it back up, lord knows how long that would've taken).

So tomorrow should be decent since I have something do besides twiddling my thumbs all day.

Thursday is another story. I'll figure it out.

Speaking twiddling my thumbs, I have decided to take the JET course. Initially, I was going to just stick with my books, and I still am. But it's only 1 lesson a day (4 pages) and I think it will help enforce what I've learned already and maybe I'll learn something new. If anything... it should be easy. The course doesn't start until November and I'm hoping to be about done with this book I'm using now.

You know, speaking wise, my Japanese isn't too bad. Besides vocab, I can usually get out what I want to say. But listening can be a totally different matter sometimes. Speaking of, one of the teachers was wanting my help with some English words... and in the end I felt like a sucky new ALT... I have seriously never seen those words before in my life. I cannot even spell them or remember them now.

Oh wellz.