Monday, February 28, 2011

fab birthday

This weekend i celebrated my 27th birthday. wow time flies. did it up Japanese style, with dinner and drinks @ an izakaya (dk how to spell that). then dressed up in my minnie mouse costume, for all night karaoke! great times.

the next morning it hit me, i'm 3 years away from 30 geesh. i began to think about how many things did i continue to put off. well time waits for noone; so i've decided to begin writing my children's books. i've always wanted to and have started quite a few, but in three years i want to be published. new year, new goals!

growing up takes time, but noone knows how much they've got.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today was a good day...

All in all today was pretty great! i had all ninth grade classes ( i love my san nenseis), and today, it was their turn to be teacher. All the groups, had to come up with words, that they felt would be important to know, if they were in a new country.

there were things like:
where is the bathroom?
what time is it?
that guy is so handsome?
i'm depressed?
(and my fave) i'm tired and i need a drink NOW!

to top it off, when i left school the sun was shining, and it wasn't freezing outside, i didn't even need a coat!
aaaahhh the good days!

new year new you

Sunday, February 13, 2011

new school

so my new school is smaller. i went from 19 total classes to 9. The students here are from lower income homes, but i've found that overall they're just as sweet.
My ninth graders are golden, yes i have few who have no interest in learning English, but for the majority, they all study hard, and do their best.
My 8th graders, not angels, but it could be far worse. my 7th graders, are cute, i have a few attention seekers, but usually a stern warning, and a strong voice calms them down.

i like this school, the smaller class rooms, and fewer classes, really make a difference, in how i can interact with the students.

my commute has tripled, but i cant complain too much, i've lost even more weight, and will be changing school mid-March.

All in all good start to the year, minus the horrific weather, anyone who knows me knows i HATE the cold, so keeping a smile on my face has been a little more difficult.

new year new u!