today was extra busy because the school i'm at is having an exchange student from Port Townsend, Washington (Ichikawa's sister city) for the week, and while she's trying her best, she is all by herself and doesn't speak very much japanese. it was nice to have her there, but pretty tiring too, as i had to make sure she was okay all the time, and the school expects me to translate everything for them.
i'd love nothing more than to kick back and relax in front of the fan, but i've got my last eikaiwa class/party tonight. next fall when it starts up again, i'll be doing the beginners' class, so this is my last hurrah with the intermediate folks.
Anyway, I promised pictures, so I'll upload them now and get them up by the end of the night for sure. there's a new addition to the list...yukata matsuri photos! stay tuned!