Japan Diaries 4: Week 16

Week 16: February 14 - 18, 2022

Day 105: February 14, 2022

Monday - Rumoi HS Exam Week Day 1

Rumoi High School 2/14/22

It's Monday once again. It's also Valentine's Day. It's perfect as I'm going to go to one of the schools that I love and that is Rumoi High School. For this week, the students will be taking day 1 of their exam. This means that there won't be regular classes for us. 

Rumoi High School
Time to go home after a long day of work.

Hence, I used most of my free time to study Kanji, and then in the afternoon after the exams, I trained Mugi-chan and then Komai-sensei for their upcoming Eiken interview. 

At home, it's that time of the month again when I need to refill my heater with touyu. Well, that pretty much sums up my day. See you tomorrow!

Day 106: February 15, 2022

Tuesday - Rumoi HS Exam Week Day 2

It's the 2nd day of Rumoi High School's Exam Week. Like yesterday, I also spent the day learning Kanji and training Mugi-chan for her Eiken interview. 

Rumoi High School 02/15/2022

Solo time in Rumoi High School's faculty

The faculty had a meeting that I was not part of so there was a time when I was alone in the faculty room. 

Rumoi English Chat Club - Topic: Valentine's Day

That night, we had our bi-weekly Rumoi English Chat Club. Our topic for the day was about Valentine's Day. When I got home, my wife and I discussed how the "Project Migration" plan was progressing. She said she's already looking at flights to Japan, hotels to stay, and quarantine. 

Day 107: February 16, 2022

Wednesday - Rumoi HS Exam Week Day 3

Hey guys! Today is simply a repeat of Monday and Tuesday here in Rumoi High School.  

Rumoi High School 2/16/2022

Refilling my 灯油 canisters

In a way, I'm learning a lot of Kanji already. At this rate, I can probably take N5 at the end of the school year. In the afternoon, Mugi chan and I had our last Eiken Interview Exam training as I would be out of town going to my visit schools starting tomorrow and her Eiken will be on Friday. 

Day 108: February 17, 2022

Thursday - Teshio

Today is my 5th time visiting Teshio High School. For this trip, I'm using my 2-day consecutive Moekko Free Ticket.

Teshio High School 2/17/2022

Here's my workload for today:

2nd period: Interview test @ 2A of Miyakoshi-sensei
3rd period: Interview test @ 2B of Miyakoshi-sensei
5th period: Interview test @ 1A of Miyakoshi-sensei

Day 109: February 18, 2022

Friday: Tomamae

Today is my 7th time visiting Tomamae Commercial High School this year. For this trip, I used my 2-day consecutive Moekko Free Ticket

Tomamae Commercial High School 2/18/2022

Here's my workload for today:

2nd period: Listening Test @ 1st year of Hasegawa-sensei
3rd period: Listening Test @ 2nd year of Hasegawa-sensei

During my free time, I studied Japanese until the afternoon. I also spent this time chatting with any Tomamae teacher who wanted to practice speaking English. Hasegawa-sensei also gave me a dictionary with his dedication on it. 

Kamihira Bus Stop 3 Uehira #3
Kamihira Bus Stop 3 Uehira #3

When I got home, I spent time chatting with my wife, and then to wrap up my work week, I took a lengthy dip in my hot tub before sleeping. 

See you this weekend!

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  1. How much do you get paid for the Rumoi English Chat Club?

    1. It's pro bono. I do get free drinks when I'm there. Regardless, it's a way for me to meet more locals in Rumoi.


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