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October 16, 2016

October 4-6 Painfully dull in 2016

The night of Tuesday the 4th passed without anything of interest. I went to the barber to try and get a shave, but I hadn’t made a reservation, and he was full. I waited for a while, reading al...


October 12, 2016

Sick in 2016

I have an entry somewhere or other that I meant to post. I’ll add it sometime soon. However, I’ve been floored with severe bronchitis for several days. 104 degrees is too many degrees.


October 04, 2016

30 Sept-4 Oct: Life Upgrades in 2016

The term references Chris-chan, whose life I’ve followed in WAY too much detail these days. After teaching one class with Inori Sensei, I felt so sick I immediately went to the doctor. The musc...


September 29, 2016

28th through 30th Sick and Tired in 2016

The 28th passed without anything of interest. Yamasaki was relatively fun. We had rain for recess, which made things more dull than normal. Which doesn’t mean much because usually Yamasaki rece...


September 27, 2016

Through the 28th in 2016

Today, the 28th, I am sitting at the BOE, waiting to go to Yamasaki Elementary. I have lunch, then two classes. I’ve got the 5th and 6th graders today. I wish they’d let me teach the little on...


I returned to Japan August 27th (I believe). I then went to bed. And slept the entirety of the 28th. Then went to work on the 29th. Work was, in reality, the BOE. No work was actually involv...


Beyond the funeral, things have been a bit mad as well. Nothing especially memorable seems to have happened on Friday the 16th, but I seem to remember that there was something. I taught at Eshin ...


September 19, 2016

Catching up Part 1: The Funeral in 2016

Enough has happened since the last entry that I think I’ll go in reverse chronological order for this one as far back as I can remember. Yesterday, the 19th, was the funeral for Hirata-Sensei, M...


September 12, 2016

Observations but no status in 2016

I hope to have the energy to catch up on all of my back time. Sadly, it will be shy on details. The minutiae I seek to preserve will be absent for late summer and early fall. That having been s...


August 05, 2016

So very sorry in 2016

Sorry for lack of entries. Life has been insanity. Sadly, I’ve forgotten a lot that has happened, but I’ll write about what I can soon. Hopefully I’ll have time to kill on the plane.


The night of the 12th was fine. I had tea ceremony and it went pretty well. I didn’t do as well as I expected in some areas, I did better in others. Little by little, I’m getting better, and t...


Friday the 8th passed without any significant developments. The biggest news came out of Kitchen Inoue: One of the great barriers that I find for weight loss is the reality that eating out is hi...


Yamasaki was fun, but, then again, Yamasaki is almost always fun. I had a class with the 3rd graders. I think maybe it was my first class with them because I don’t remember having taught 7 kids...


I have no recollection of the events of June 22nd after my entry. However, upon reflection, I got a message on Line that night and needed to make up a costume, put it on, and show pictures to my...


The remainder of the 21st at Miyachu was rather uneventful. I was asked to do the last 15 minutes of Inori Sensei’s 4th period, but I totally forgot. I felt terrible for that. I ate lunch in t...


June 14th through 21st Sick and Tired Tuesday afternoon, I went to the ear doctor who cleaned out my ear. It was not pleasant, but the result was worth it. It still doesn’t feel 100%. Mostly, ...


I am fairly certain that the 9th happened as evidenced by the fact that I wrote about it yesterday and I am live today. That being the case, though, I have remarkably little to say about it. As ...


Yamasaki went well on the 7th. There was nothing especially interesting or terrible about it. It wasn’t as great as it was before the old seniors graduated, but, that’s life. At lunch, I was k...


It was a dull day at Miyachu that passed relatively quickly. I had two classes with Inori which consisted of me showing up ten minutes late (as per her instructions), waiting ten minutes to do m...


Writing this, on the 6th, I have no distinct memories of anything of note happening on the second after the post was completed. It was a Thursday, and I had nothing to do. Likely I cleaned a bi...


Yesterday was a full mess. I don’t know it was due to the extra classes, the liter of coffee I’d had in the morning, the poor sleep, or what. However, I was in a poor state all day. Still, eve...


The day proceeded in a dull fashion. However, Tateishi Sensei returned, and, with his return, I had two additional classes. That was the rough sum of events. Lunch with 3-2 was surprisingly pl...


I miss the sensation of the cigarette holder in my mouth. I miss the feel of the filter as I squeeze it into shape for insertion. I miss trying to get the cellophane off of the packs in one big...


On the 27th, I ended up requesting medical leave to go to a chiropractor. It was granted. Sadly, the chiropractors in Japan are . . . gentle. Rather than the ripping and tearing and popping, t...


I had three classes with Ebihara Sensei on the 25th, something which almost never happens. I was also physically present for all of two of them, something even rarer. I had written thirty past ...


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