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03 October 2006 @ 09:24 am
so today i'm at Seka Jr. High, and because it's an exam day, i've got nothing to do but tell you folks about it, hehe. i already finished correcting the second-year kids' papers on their dream jobs, hehe. that was fun, though because they had a template, it wasn't all that FUNNY, just now and then a little goof that got me giggling.

anyway, after having spent two weeks at Tsurui Jr. High, coming to Seka has been like a resort vacation. it's closer to my home in Fukusaki, but it's in a beautiful part of Ichikawa full of trees and mountains. i thought the first school was small with 116 students. Seka's got about 45 kids total. still, unlike Tsurui, they have not only sports clubs, but art classes and a library and all kinds of stuff i think kids should have, heh. Nishihata-sensei, the English teacher, ACTUALLY speaks and understands english, which is something i will never take for granted again. he's a great teacher too, his classes are excellent. he's also got an incredibly smooth, soothing voice i could listen to all day. i'm tempted to ask him to record a japanese audiobook for me, hehe. the kids here are just as shy as the kids a Tsurui, but they are still better at wanting to talk to me and ask me questions. their English is also better though. there's wireless internet here too, if only my laptop would recognize it. oh well. i'm here one more day, then two days over at the Seka elementary school, and then i won't be back for a couple of months. ::sigh:: i would so prefer to stay here. no such luck though.

well, time to go back to pretending to do some work! catch you all later!
Mandafee_b on October 3rd, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
well?? what were some of their dream jobs?
Shibs Viciouselectriccandle on October 3rd, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
I, too, am curious. :)
(Anonymous) on October 3rd, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
honestly, they were pretty tame. like i said, they had a template from the text book, which was:

"I want to be a ____ (which they could choose from the book list too if they wanted). Why? I like _____. I can _______. So I want to be a ____. Thank you"

lots of the boys wanted to be baseball players. a lot of the girls wanted to be nurses or hair dressers or that sort of thing. one girl wanted to be a "dogs barber" though, so she could "please delight dog. also please delight keeper." that was pretty cute.
Mellenabsentmammoth on October 3rd, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
okay, obviously that was me.
Ed-gar Mack-Feydolorouschilde on October 3rd, 2006 05:37 am (UTC)
I am doubtful! I do not trust the anonymous!

You might be interested in reading:

A friend of a friend who is a 2nd-year JET, talking about the 3-year limit and why he thinks it's a good idea. I found it pretty interesting!

Hopefully things continue to kick royal ass for you. Much love.
just johnjustjohn on October 3rd, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, they name schools after porn stars?