Sorry for the delay! ECCC got me all kinds of off schedule, but now KB can go back to twice a week next week! IT’S REAL.
Updates from Japan!
I just finished my first day of training for my ALT position! I’ll be training here in Tokyo until Thursday, when I ship off to Sendai for my branch orientation.
What’s really struck me is how polite and friendly everyone I’ve interacted with is. Most of the people around here speak decent English, but the ones who didn’t were perfectly excited to mix muddled languages with me. I went to the same little noodle shop for both lunch and dinner, which is run by an almost stereotypical excited old Japanese guy.
At dinner I asked him about a good place to buy an umbrella (it’s pretty rainy this week), and he just went to the back and grabbed one for me. I have deemed it my Nice Man Umbrella, and it is a source of immense power.