met all the new people in my area arriving this orientation (we have 102 new JETs in Hyogo, so we got the first 54, the next batch will be arriving in about a week). i was kind of scared to meet Ayako, but the fact she brought a banjo with her has made me feel like she'll probably be pretty cool to live and work with. i'm sure i come off as a nutcase at first, but i grow on people...right? All the newbies do seem really nice though, and i'm really hoping i'll be able to help them out and that they don't think i suck, hehe.
now, it's time to chill out with a beer and relax a little before i have to start preparing this place to be Hotel Mellen this weekend.
remind me later to tell you all the story of "dead baby candy" though. it's a good one.