Thursday was my first day of real teaching. I taught grade 5 and during 5th period the parents came into class to watch the classes being taught. I had a rather large audience. The class went well, we all had fun, and at the end Iito Sensei asked the class to give some comments on how they enjoyed the class. What we got was 3 kids telling everyone (parents included) that they really enjoyed having English class with me again after so long and that the class was a lot of fun and that they missed me. So then Iito Sensei asked them " So you prefer having Lisa Sensei here?" and the entire class said that it was much better with me there. <3
After class I went back to the teacher's room to wait for the end of school and watched the thunderstorm that was raging outside. It was Amazing! The thunder shook the entire building; it felt very much like an earthquake. It lasted for nearly 2 hours which meant I had to walk home in it. lol
Friday was a holiday so I spent the day at home and went to the store to buy some cups and mugs to replace the ones that broke during the earthquakes.
My fridge is making really weird noises....
Anyway, I wanted to tell you about the bats that live in Izumi. My town, or at least my part of town, is full of these small, adorable bats. They fly in circles around the buildings and in the parking lot outside my apartment. They have never tried to come inside and are so much fun to watch. They are so cute! I kinda love them, just a little bit.
Tonight when I went to the 7/11 to pick up a few things I noticed that there are bats everywhere. From the moment I step out of my door right up to the parking lot of the 7/11 I can see bats flying around. They must be fruit bats or something because with that many bats there shoudn't be nearly as many bugs as there are!
on a small note, Iwaki went a bit crazy today throwing more than 5 earthquakes at us in about 2 hours time. lately the earthquakes have been happening early morning and evening, but today they happened in the afternoon. Started with a 5.3 just around the corner from me and then within 30 minutes there were two more small ones and then another small one 20 minutes after that. There have been a couple more small ones since. I hope that tonight is quiet. Last night I left my phone in the other room for the first time since March 11th and apparently my earthquake alarm went off at 2am and I slept through it. That probably means there was no earthquake in my area and had the phone been in the room with me I would have panicked over nothing. So now I'm torn as to whether I should keep my phone in my room with me or not....
I guess that's about it for now.