Friday, 8 June 2007

It's Been One Week

It is one week since I've been in Japan. Well, actually technically it was yesterday, but I kind of forgot so "happy week" anniversary!

Today I had to give a teaching demonstration. All I can say it was daunting to say the least. I was worrying about it all last night because I don' t think I am totally confident with all the concepts. Derek and Jesse helped me out heaps last night. I think Derek was kind of amazed at how dumb I was. I don't know what it was but these things were just not sinking in!

To make a long story short, I did an ok job but I knew myself it could have been much better. I'm sure with time I will be doing so many of these things that it will come automatically. At lunch I had my first bento box. It was really cheap and filling. The counter guy first put in chopsticks but went "oh" and put in a fork as well. I think I am getting better at the chopsticks though.

To celebrate our first week we had a beer and yakatori skewers in a bar alley in Shinjuku. The back alleys are really atmospheric. This looks more like the Japan I expected.

4 comments:

Peter said...

good on you mate! i guess like anything new, its scary at first. You'll pick it up. Just be yourself! Good to see you out socialising with new people. Youll make more new friends before you know it

avatar said...

The back alleys are really atmospheric.

GEE THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR.

avatar said...

Also you can't have a "happy week" anniversary. It's an ANNUAL ANNiversary.

Jimmy in Japan - said...

Yes, thanks for that. I KNOW it isn't an anniversary per se, but I meant it to mean like the end of a special period. I will try to make every entry totally grammatically and factually accurate from now on. Apologies to all offended by my lack of finesse.