Shiojiri Station Hotel
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... lives. The Emperor at the time of the handover was Emperor Meiji, to whom the shrine we saw on the first day in Tokyo is dedicated. Of course nowadays the emperor is just a figure head again and the country is run by the Prime Minister. Interestingly the current emperor Akahito is the 125th emperor and there has only been one dynasty, the chrysanthemum dynasty.
Anyway, back to Nijo castle. It was very interesting because we could walk through all the ...
... here. Next to me a japanese guy with funny beard (very unusual here) and long hair starts to do some stretching exercises. It's 98 Fahrenheit according to the thermometer but to me it feels a lot hotter. The guy continues with his exercises and the even get more vigorous. All along Schubert duos and trios are playing in the background. The music combined with the absurdity of the situation make me smile and I push the door open to fall into the cold ...
... a fitting end reward. After continuous conversation and encouraging them to visit Barbados upon my return we retired just before midnight as Kasuga Sensei was about past his limit. Poor guy was falling asleep and his wife had to slap him up. I had so much fun and both he and I regretted that he hadn't invited me over sooner (maybe I wouldn't be leaving for Osaka). I will surely have to visit them again before I leave Japan. A lovely ...
... but even that didn't prepare me. It took me a couple days to get my head around the subway/train lines as different lines are owned by different companies and link at different stations and sometimes you need a different ticket - ah confusing - however there was always an english-speaking attendant ready to help. There are so many areas of Tokyo and each of them are big. To give ...
... m. - I received an offer email for the job (yes same day). July 22 9:00 a.m. - I gave notice of my resignation from my current company. Now as you know, those who have been following, I love the job as an ALT. It is fun, easy and very low stress. But I am an opportunist and I make no apologies for it. I am living my life to make things better for me in the long run. Yes, I am sad to leave Tatsuno JHS especially as everybody seemed to now be warming up to me and I was making friends in ...
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