Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi
So it has been pretty interesting weather wise here. Where I am staying luckily we were not directly affected by Typhoon Neorgiri and the Level 5 earthquake that happened this past week. The typhoon hit Okinawa pretty severely and the earthquake was on the coast by Tokyo. Not going to lie, I was pretty shaken up by all of the weather changes and possibilities of them hitting where we were. We did end up getting some rain and wind but the mountains were ...
... variations there are. These kids made it look like it should be an Olympic sport.
We toured the various clubs and tried some more Kandama, also made origami butterfly.
I learned today that Nagano City has 50 ES, 25 MS, 10 HS, 1 university.
After school I mailed 3 postcards (it cost $2.10 US to mail all 3) and I was gifted 2 tubes of this awesome anti-bug itch cream. Its like a miracle cream.
... the Japanese characters. ( I need to ask again the proper name of this). There were two students (brothers) at the school today that are from America. They come to Japan every summer for a month and they come to school and learn because there is nothing else to do. Its optional for them.
We then presented to another class. This teacher had been to Clearwater and met our mayor. He also had a countryside high school shirt on (my MS ...
Today was the worse school visit so far. The principal is all about learning about other cultures but we were worked hard. We never received a break or offer of water. I don't mind speaking
about my school over and over again. It's what I'm here for and I
teach the same thing 6 times a day. However and chance to pee or drink
water would be nice.
Today we went to a Sanyo Junior High school. It was different kind of school day. First off they put a first year teacher in charge of us. That was not fair to her or us. Things were very unorganized. They expected us to know where to go from room to room without a map or schedule in front of us. Luckily the we had an ALT today. Mr. D. (Drew, Japanese have trouble with the R) and he saved us. Drew was a member of the 4th of ...