Thanks Ana for the reminder. It really has been a while since I last updated. I've been really busy lately and otherwise lazy when it comes to updating this. I apologize!!
So, this weekend the girls and I were supposed to go to the Goto islands for a long weekend getaway of beautiful beaches, summer sun, and fresh fish. But, of course, there has to be a typhoon headed straight for Kyushu this weekend and as of right now, our original flight is canceled. I hope we get to go, but safety is also important.
On a happier note, I'll just post some pictures from my life the past 13 days. Enjoy!
Fourth of July party GRILL AMERICANA turned dinner party at my place. We had 「流しそーめん」 ("Soumen river!" as Zara calls it) instead of BBQ chicken -- because we could and because it's fun to eat noodles with no effort. :) That was Meg and my birthday present to Zara (the Soumen river).
Last weekend, the four of us girls (and Max and Alan -- the guy in the red shirt) went to Fukuoka to celebrate Z's birthday by going salsa dancing! We had a blast! We also went to Canal City for dinner and a couple of fantastic rounds of purikura. We stayed the night in a really clean and CHEAP hostel and caught an early train back because we met our dance teacher, her husband, and two other ladies from our Yosakoi group for an amazing lunch at the restaurant that Z and I went to over a month ago (bagel-glasses place!) -- where her boyfriend works! All four of us were treated to a delicious multi-course meal. :)
Last night I had dinner with these lovely four ladies -- all teachers at the Deaf School (the one on the left is my first JTE and the one to the immediate left of me is my new JTE) -- look what I taught them! Hook 'em! :D (By the way, whatever that white dot is on me, it's from the camera and not from my clothes.)
I'm going to go back to bed now -- Update on the plane status: we are scheduled to fly at 5 pm instead of 10 -- if that falls through, it's on to plan B.