Monday, December 8, 2008

December 8th, 2008

Well it's official!!!

I've been in Japan for a one month and 3 days and i'm having the time of my life. Bare with me in the blog because everything is in Japanese and it may take me some time to get things up and running. Life here has been very good and my budget has been almost exact, with my getting paid on Wendesday (YESSSS) and only barely making ends meet.

This past month has been great, I've met a lot of new friends and started to get into a nice grove at work. My job is great, I work at a place called UNITAS, which is an after school language school. I teach kids ranging from 4 to 70! The kids classes are fun but it's really great to teach adults that really try hard to learn english. It makes me feel a little weird having a lack of Japanese knowledge but it's interesting to discover the words and sayings they don't know that we don't even realize we say all the time.

For example, when I explain "What's up" and "How's it going?" For "How's it going" you can't say "not much" right!? and the opposite goes for "What's up" and when that happens you get those auto responses from "tools." Although I have yet to explain what a tool is little things like this pop up in just about every class and it's very fun and interesting to try and explain how much slang, or idioms we use in our day to day life.

As I said everything is going well and I recently got a bike this past week too, it's great to be able to cruise through Kofu(where I live) on bike because with how much traffic there is and no parking a bike is ideal in a city like this. Thanks to the help of my best friend AJ (formerly known as the person known as Amanda) I have met great people and even a new click to go snowboarding with, which I shall be doing this Sunday (12/14).

Other than that not much has changed i'm still the same Brian you all know, just far away!!!!! Please check back from time to time I will try and update this at least once a week if not more. Even though mostly everyone I will send this to talks to me on Facebook or Myspace I've been saying I was going to make a blog and I am....It gives me a chance to elaborate more on some of the things I don't say in chit chat with all my peeps across the Pacific. I hope everyone's holiday season is going well and you should all drink some egg nog for me because I can't find the stuff around here which = :(

1 comment:

AJinJapan said...

WE WANT PHOTOS ON THIS BLOG!