My phone came in the mail. It's very shiny and high tech. I'll try taking some pictures tomorrow. Hopefully the cherries will be blossoming soon. I went and sat in Nagamine Park yesterday but they were still only budding. I found that magazine a friend wanted - one copy left on the shelf and I snagged it. I went shopping - I bought okonomiyaki mix - though I doubt it will turn out as well as the real thing - and real pancake mix. I'm at a loss what to do for breakfasts - I'm not ready to go the true Japanese route, which is rice, miso, fish - because I like something sweet in the morning. But I can't stand cereal, fruit is unreasonable, toast is unhealthy, yogurt here only comes in these tiny little bottles - I'd have to slurp down four just to get a decent serving. I guess I'll try out different things and mix it up so I don't get bored.
I made up a menu plan for my lunches. We'll see if I'll stick to it. Also, I'm not sure that it wouldn't be easier and healthier just to buy food at school - I'll see how it is when I visit. I'm mainly concerned about the time it takes to prepare a proper bento - rice doesn't keep well overnight so I'd have to get up in time to cook and cool it, and since I don't have a rice cooker I have to be right there over the stove watching it. And it already will take 40 minutes to walk to school. I don't relish the idea of waking up at 5 in the morning...
The company says I'll be introduced to the school on the 7th, and start teaching the eighth. I've tried writing up a lesson plan, but I can't get farther than "Warm up: ..." The difficulty lies in not knowing whether I'm supposed to have a lesson ready, or if I'll be using a plan written by the company, or one prepared by the school. I don't know if I'll find out at all, before being shown to the classroom and told, "Now, teach." So I want to have something ready, but it's hard to write it out when I'm not sure what the expectations are.
I could probably do with another few weeks of training.