I haven't been posting at all lately due to mainly work. There was an English speech contest on Saturday and I'd basically devoted my life to it for the last two weeks. Seriously, staying at work until 8 and 9, having these fourteen year old girls repeat after me, eating random bits of rice balls to stave off hunger... I almost went insane. I think I did go a little insane. Hee. Saturday was excellent though, since nearly all my third year students won awards. Only four out of twelve of them didn't end up with an award. The second year students weren't so lucky, but the thing was that I'd been working with the third years for almost a month whereas the second years ended up coming to me literally the week of the competition. They were disappointed, but they've already rallied and insisted on going again next year. I feel a teeny bit sad and regretful that I won't be able to watch them bulldoze to the finish line. I love Japan, the crew, and even at times, the job, but I'm ready to move onto my next RALLY-HO!
By the way, I've become re-infatuated with FF again. ALL of them. I'm replaying FFIX right now, and I think I'll hit FFVII afterwards before doing FFX and maybe finishing up my last game of FFVIII. And sadly, I still have to play Kingdom Hearts II. I know, I know, I hear the gasps of you haven't played it yet??!!!
and it's true, I've had the game (delivered via the absolutely tasty kawaiiayu
for literally months and months now but I've yet to touch it. That's just the way I am; with any game except for the FF series, I'll sometimes sit on them for months, even years, before I play them. With KHII, I have a better excuse.
Once winter hits, there will be no going out for this gal (five foot snowdrifts, freezing temperatures, nasty weather all around. Then, oh, then I'll attack the game with a ferocious chomp.
I do rather miss the music. *tear*
I'm catching up with my emails, promise. Just as soon as, uh, I have more time. ;)