My school just finished their culture festival this past weekend. I was blown away by the performances. I don’t think I was nearly that talented in high school! I gave a speech in front of 1,000 students in English and Japanese, and was surprised with a bouquet of flowers on stage! Later, I got to watch a student made stop-motion movie that I played a small role in. It was a fantasy video game setting in which the students had to defeat bosses at the school. I played a ninja boss that tried to defeat the students with difficult English questions, haha! The food was delicious, especially the donburi and the mochi ice cream. Overall I really enjoyed interacting with the students- it seemed like everyone was quite curious about me and Josh. I can’t wait to teach my first class this Tuesday!
On Saturday night, Josh and I went out for food and drinks with other JETs at a rooftop location in Nara city. It was so beautiful, and afterwards there were fireworks in the distance! Needless to say we had a wonderful time.