Thursday, April 30, 2009
After my disappointing bookstore trip, I went to Starbucks for a guaranteed pick-me-up. Then I returned home and cleaned/re-arranged my bedroom. I love it! Too bad I didn't think about re-arranging it 8 months ago. There's so much more room and less dust. Although, I hate the tatami mats on the floor in my apartment- they are so hard to clean and I feel like I can never get them 100% dust free. They're dust collectors. I hate dust. Whatever.
I painted a little more today (but my paintings just keep sucking more and more lately), as well as cooked, watched some good American DVDs, and drank red wine. Oh, and I saw a cat fight this evening. A real, legit cat fight; claws out, screaming bloody murder and cat hair flying all around. The felines here don't mess around. They're out for the kill!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I'm flower sitting this weekend for Boss Lady's flower arrangement. She makes these herself. Today, I decided to bring the flowers home with me to love and care for them.
Finally...the weekend has begun! Except, I have made the executive decision to not go out tonight. I've been sick these past two weeks and desperately want to feel better. So, instead, I have decided to go to bed at a decent hour, instead of 2am (like I always do during the week). I'm thinking... 11pm bedtime tonight... We'll see if I actually mean that or not. I'm not even sure if I believe it. Nope, I no longer believe it.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Beach: Congratulations on finishing up your finals!
Everyone: Happy Friday!
So, I had a new outside class this evening...definitely not crazy about it. Ah, well. I'll suck it up for 4 months.
On a brighter note, tomorrow is Saturday, which means celebration after work! Sunday/Monday off...work Tuesday, then Golden Week begins Wednesday (4/29)! Wooo-wooo! 8 glorious days off of work! Finally! I need a vacation. I have no definite plans, as of yet. It's too expensive to fly anywhere in or out of Japan during this popular vacation time. So, I probably won't be going anywhere special. I'll just be productive and drink all day every day. It'll be my goal to go to a new drinking place daily. Imagine the new discoveries I'll make! This is very exciting...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Anywho, I spent the day on Kokusai Street. That's all I really have to share. Oh, and there are these little bumps under my eyelid. I think it's from over-wearing my contact lenses. I should probably see an eye-doctor. But it's far too difficult and time-consuming to do so. Besides, I don't trust the Japanese. Not at all. I don't care if they're doctors, dentists, hair-stylists (yeah, especially hair-stylists)- I don't trust. I should also see a doctor for this ever-lasting laryngitis. But I won't. I apologize if you are Japanese and reading this right now. But if you are, well, I guess now you know I probably don't trust you.
8 days until vacation...which means 8 days off of work!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I love their matching outfits!
Yesterday (Saturday) was shit. Teaching was fine, but work was shit. Let's just say that the teachers and the staff are butting heads. It's not pretty.
So, after work- time to celebrate the weekend! Joshua, Stephen and I started the night out at an Izakaya where we met up with some of Stephen's friends. I met the nicest American girl (from LA). It's been a very long time since I've even spoken to one. I was taken aback! But, really, she was so, so sweet and I think I made a new, good friend. :-)
Then a few of us went to Saicolo's where I met Yumi and Kaori. This was my first time to Saicolo's this year! It was amazing, but it got old fast. So then we left to go to the Banana House: Karaoke. Karaoke is extremely challenging with laryngitis. I don't recommend it. Anyhow, I kissed a girl (or two), drank too much awamori and am feeling the consequences this morning. My head may explode.
Highlight from last night: My drunk friend dancing/molesting the girl poster at the club. This is the poster in the background:
Kaori, Joshua, Yumi
Friday, April 17, 2009
The rest of the day was fine, you know, the usual. Although, teaching with laryngitis is extremely difficult. I only hope I can make it through my 10 hour day tomorrow. I may have absolutely no voice by the end of it. As of now, I still have a little left in me. But it's going, going, going...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I just got back from American Idol. Before that- Rehab (and Sakura Saka G). I must go now. My head is spinning and I must lay down- too much Vodka. I was about to to hit on Stephen's girlfriend tonight (sorry, Stephen), but that would be unethical. I don't think I will feel so great tomorrow.
Oh my goodness- tomorrow is Easter! I love Easter- but it will mean a whole lot of nothing to me here. Sucky. I convinced my students this week that the Easter Bunny and I are best friends. Also, I told them that I am half-Chinese/ half-Japanese. They believed me.
Happy Easter Everyone!
Friday, April 10, 2009
I have dance parties just about every night. Usually they're by myself. Occassionally I invite VIPs, but more often than not, it's just me dancing in front of my mirror...
I am so excited that I only have to work for 10 hours tomorrow and then it's finally the weekend! I have been waiting all week for this! Two words: Vodka and Dancing :)
I can't believe I'm putting in extra time (over-time) next week at work; why did I agree to this? If only I knew how to say, "no." But I do get paid extra. So, I'll stop complaining now.
Today was Pay Day. I heart Pay Days (the money and the candy bars).
Ok, peace out. Have a happy day! ~Smile, it makes the world a happier place.~
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Okay, thank you and goodbye. I promise to write something better and more interesting tomorrow night. Lots of Love. I miss America! I love you, Cathy!
Today= Japan Land pisses me off! There's a million and one things I miss about the U. S. of A. Trust...
Peace, Love, and Happiness. KAMPI!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I need to learn how to be an unaggressive driver, especially in Japan where people do not know how to drive and I'm on a ginskey. Be smart, Sarah, be smart...
I am really unhappy about this new, ASIP program, we started this week (After School Immersion Program). It's a hot mess. Disastrous.
Alright, keep it real. I'm ready for the weekend-just 3 days away.
Will somebody pretty please send me an Easter Basket? I will return the favor and buy you something pretty. :) Arigato Gozaimasu (Thank You Very Much).
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Please say a prayer for me for tomorrow. I am so excited (and so nervous) to get my hair done. I don't know if I can go through another hair disaster (Nov/Dec). Seriously- that was hell. And right now, it is really, really awful. I have pictures (in fact, from today), but no, you may not see them. Perhaps another day, another time. Then we can laugh about it. Right now, not a laughing matter. Inappropriate. In a couple of days...maybe. But if my hair is worse tomorrow than it is today- I will not be a happy camper. I may have to throw down.
Miss Sarah: "Shino, what country do you want to visit someday?"
Asaki and Ayano
Sunday, April 5, 2009
~I love Vodka.~
Yumi and Kaori
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Joshua and I finished painting the kids' room today. So now that will be ready for our new "After School Immersion Program," which begins next week. Extra work, no extra pay. Can you feel my excitement? I need a break.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
My Students: Mizuki and Kei (love them)