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10 October 2004 @ 10:17 am
Mmmmm.. I thought a hurricane would be awesome to be in. And it was.. I love the wind, the driving rain (tried to walk in it but was soaked through in a minute even with an umbrella which was eventually broken by the wind), the excitement. I love neat things like that! Tokyo was flooding in areas, it was really neat. Except one thing. I was at work, and not only did all of my students think that "hey it's a hurricane outside, I'll go to class!", I got out of work right as the worst part hit, and they shut down the local train lines. I was stuck at work, very unhappy, for another 2 hours, while the teachers who were on the clock still got paid to just sit around because it was then that there were no students because nobody could come in on the train. Yeah, it was horribly unfair. Mike, one of my coworkers, thought so too. It puts me in a bad mood going in today, honestly. -_-

Yeah, so I couldn't really enjoy the hurricane.. *sigh* I'm pissed off about that. At least I have tomorrow and the next day off to recoup from that disappointment. I have plans tomorrow with Nicole, but she mentioned possibly cancelling. I'm going to find out in the morning. If she cancels, I might see if I can hitch a ride with Eda up to the PoT doujinshi event tomorrow, or go with Rachelle to the Tokyo temple. Just gotta get through one more day at work.. blah. Work's dress code is sooooooooo stupid and sucks like nothing else. I have to wear the same two things constantly pretty much. I tried to go shopping in Shibuya, but the dress code is pretty specific that I have to have collared shirts, and I can't find any polo shirts anywhere. It sucks too because I wasn't told this before coming here. *sighs* And one more time.... WTF didn't NOVA close when there was a hurricane coming? O_o I mean, one of the classrooms next to me started freakin' leaking in the middle of class! Water dripping down right around a light. My nice student pointed it out in the middle of the lesson (which I could hardly concentrate on with the sound of the wind outside). *sigh* Free time! I want free time!!!
Current Mood: blah
Current Music: Britney Spears - my prerogative
Artabandonedsoul on October 9th, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)
How's teaching over in Japan? I wanna visit and then make all your students swoon over me and then have high school girl sex. Oh wait, that's GTO. Eh.
Patricktallanvor on October 9th, 2004 07:05 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the real world... 5 days of work a week, and you have to go even in bad weather. Although you do have a stricter dress code than I do (except when I'm visitng clients). But look at it this way... You'll still have gotten to spend a year in another country, which is more than most of us can say!
Chiakichiaki777 on October 9th, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)
awwww, that's a crappy storm. *hugs* hope the other days go better for you.
buriteri on October 9th, 2004 11:34 pm (UTC)
aww *hugs* what a tough day i hope things get better for you
T-T @ only collared shirts, that has got to suck so bad
taishitaishi on October 10th, 2004 12:32 am (UTC)
"It really sucks working fulltime"
Oh wah! I have to go to the same place five days a week and be there for almost eight hours.

I have to be in a room full of Japanese High School Students, and be in Japan for a year. I can also walk to Akihabara.

Oh do shut up. ^_^

Some of us who work eight hours a day really like what they do. I work maintaining software that is used by those who manage the Aids Drugs Assistance Program for the State of Oregon. ADAP is a program that helps people who would otherwise not be able to afford the drugs that keep them alive.

Most of the time I don't even pay attention to the time, and have to be reminded to go home when my contract employee leaves.

Look at the bright side of things, and don't fret over the little things. Enjoy your time there, and try to get into what you are doing. Working a normal week is not the end of the world. It's how you deal with it that makes it what it is.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 10th, 2004 04:01 am (UTC)
Re: "It really sucks working fulltime"
It does suck working fulltime, though, since I don't care at all about the job. It's boring most of the time, and I feel as if I'm getting no stimulation. I'm here to see the country, the work is just the sidelines. Now, if it was a job that I enjoyed, like you do for yours, it would be a different story. This one, however, is most definitely not.

I wish that I was in a high school.. but I'm not. That would probably help.. being able to stare at all of the students in their cute uniforms! <3
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on October 10th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
*pets you*

I asked in my job interview about the dress code, but I think it's also somewhere on the website. But, the last few jobs I've had also required similar dress or stricter dress codes so that's all the clothes I have anyway ^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 10th, 2004 07:49 am (UTC)
They didn't say anything about that at the interview, although they told me that I couldn't wear sandals. What I don't get is why we can't wear sandals or nice shirts that don't have collars. O_o 95% of the japanese women that are dressed as if they're going to the office don't have either. ^^;;; Oh well... I'm going to make fun of the dress code on halloween. >=D Oooooh yes! <3
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 10th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC)
Oops, I meant to say that they often wear sandals and nice shirts with no collars. ^.^;; Too weird to think right now. O_O
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