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I’ve had it for about the past 2 weeks. This weekend will be my two-week anniversary. Anniversary of my annual reminder of how much it sucks not to be in good health.
I feel weak as hell! Basically, just want to go to bed after I’m done with the school day. A late bed-time is 9 pm. But, i’m not here to complain!
I actually feel quite grateful because I was able to find an English-language speaking doctor in my town. I was in and out of the doctor in under an hour. Pretty impressive for a walk-in clinic in the seasons for an excess of colds and allegories and APPARENTLY, bronchitis.
I am also super grateful for another ALT in my city, Leilani, who suggested the clinic and gave me all the info. Really don’t know what I would have done with out her. (She also had bronchitis! Grrrr.)
The delightful experience, where they diagnosed everything and explained and gave me the medicine ON SITE (didn’t have to go to another pharmacy), really makes me wonder how fucking stupid Americans are for being one of the only westernized countries without a real proper form of national health insurance. Obama Care is a start. But Yeah.
By the way, all these pills (and the visit) cost less than $15.
As you can see,
I’m in a bit of a mood today,
and have been thinking about the “ego” lately. And how it makes people so incredibly ugly, which there can be beauty underneath, make no mistake, it just gets buried.
Still, I’ve met some pretty cool people lately. Mostly Japanese who are helping me chat in Japanese (And I help them chat in English.) It was incredibly interesting to try to describe to one of my friends what it’s like to attempt to talk to women in the USA. Of course I gave him all sides of the story, but, it really boiled down to pretending that you’re not into them, so they will be into you.
“That’s kind of sad.” He said. “Yeah…” I said, thinking of all the time I spent while dating trying to pretend I didn’t like someone as much as I did. Not even sure if people do that here in Japan. Would be interesting to talk about. (Another time!)
But right now is just about today… (Isn’t it always?)
team teaching: team sport
So I had two “team-teaching” classes today, and it was really encouraging. The teachers made an extra effort to “use” me in class. I even showed one class a new song I’ve been listening to lately! It was fun to play it (off my phone – very convenient!) in class, and show them some electronic music. I know ALL TOO WELL how exposed they are to world-wide pop music (one direction, taylor swift, ariana grande), but I think I owe it to them to broaden their perspective.
In my other, I teach with my homeroom class. (This means I see them everyday before and after school for 10-15 minutes. So, I know all their names. Though, I feel like the majority of them are just beginning to open up to me… It’s a great feeling.) Today, we did “casual talks.” This is the best way for them to learn and become more confident. There’s no test. I just plop myself in front of them and am like “What’s up!” (Followed by blank stares… then submission into talking… muhahaha)
Seriously though, can’t believe I’ve been sick this long and it is hanging on like a dog who won’t let go of a bone. PS- I’m the bone! Walking up stairs is a bitch. I CANNOT wait to be well again to get back on my gym schedule and running. I wonder how out of shape I will be after not working out for 2 weeks….. … .. …. makes me think about people who never work out —-> scary. Get outside and go for a walk people!!!!!
In my weak state, I hope to do that tonight!
Just want to say, I miss everyone. And happy Spring. Because Spring time is an amazing time to shed all the old bothers and take the chance to become new.
Oh and by the way, I cut off all my glorious hair. Before you start thinking “Oh no it’s Britney 2007?”
Just short. Like above my shoulders short. ❤