Hey...there you are! You came back. I'm so glad you're here. I just wish I had more for you. This week has been one of "those weeks". You know the kind....the one where you really wished that you had handled things a little better or done things a bit differently. Oh, it wasn't bad, mind you....it was just a whole lot of "meh".
I'm going to blame most of this on the rain.
The 'rainy season' has officially started and already I can tell you that it isn't going to be pretty. Take this morning, for example. The breeze coming through the open windows was quite cool...but I could tell by the way my hair was NOT behaving the way it was supposed to, that it was going to be a sticky, cool day.
Cool, until you actually move and then....hello yuckiness.
Oh...and then it started to rain...and then drizzle...and then it rained again. This continued for most of the day and since I am now in Saturday here, it's not looking very good for this day either.
So in honor of the 'rainy season', here is the umbrella I would like to carry:
But, actually....THIS is the one I would buy in a heartbeat if I could find it:
Seriously....I'm tall enough that very few people would actually be able to see what was on it and it would be like walking in the rain with my very own secret!
To be honest, most Japanese people don't truly get what that gesture means. They've seen it in movies and they know it's bad, but....yeah, they don't really know. On the other hand, MY students all know and could appreciate the humor.
Think of the reactions a busload of foreigners would have if they saw me, walking down the street with that umbrella!! I'm smiling just thinking about it!!!
Happy Friday everyone...I wish you sunny skies
and low humidity today.
But...if you live in a hot and humid place,
I wish you really great air conditioning!!
I'll be back soon, I'm sure I'll have some
random thoughts and meanderings from the past week...
no...I'm positive I do...I wrote a lot of them down in my 'handy, dandy notebook".
I just have to find the notebook.
(It's a shame I don't have a 'side-table drawer', 'cause you know that's where it would be!)
I am an American living in Nagasaki City, Japan. My days are spent teaching mainly oldER learners of English...the rest of the time, I 'm just trying to stay ahead of the game here as an expat. I have many hobbies and projects and two sons that keep me busy...everyday!!