New Changes

It’s been a while since my last update. I was actually a bit surprised to see that people still visit the blog. However, seeing as they do, maybe I need to keep my blog more up to date. It’s a small, stupid blog with little to recommend it, yet it seems some people are still interested.

I now live in Matsumoto and I no longer live alone. Living with someone is quite a change I suppose. Luckily, while apartment searching, I was able to secure an apartment with an extra room for myself. Yes, it bothers my girlfriend to no end that I’d rather be alone than with her often times, but that’s how I’m wired.

Living in the city rather than a village has ups and downs, obviously. The biggest change for me is the traffic. I hate traffic. I’ve always hated traffic. For unknown reasons my company decided to give me three schools to work at, 2 of which are on the opposite side of the city. Yet, a girl who lives closer to one of my schools works at the school right down the street from me. I have no idea why they would do this. Why would I simply not get the 2 or 3 schools that are all rather close to me? Why force people to commute an hour one way to the other side of the city when they have a school right down the road? It’s beyond me.

The other change is that I switched to working at junior highs rather than elementary. I wrote up a blog post a while back about this but never posted it. I might just do that, however. What’s it like to work at junior high in Japan? Pointless. That basically sums it up. There’s a reason people tend to burn out of this job and leave Japan after 2 or 3 years. It’s just a pointless existence as far as work is concerned.

I have been horrible with my Japanese study or usage for the past few months. It’s rather depressing. I’ll need to get back on to watching some dramas. I also plan to read my first Japanese novel shortly.

That’s about it for my mini update.