The first four weeks of living in Japan are complete! I am officially a Kindergarten teacher, I have a flat, a sofa and gas bills. So I’m pretty much a legitimate adult now.
Here are my first observations of this crazy country
- The myth that all Japanese trains run on time IS A LIE. Or I have been terribly unlucky. I have an hour and 20 min commute there and back to my school, and without fail everyday I have ‘significant delays’.
- Sushi triangles from Lawsons are without a doubt, the most magical and delicious food to ever have existed. My favourite is the tuna, but I love them all. It is 100 yen of pure joy.
- Also, ordering a main meal from a vending machine never stops being fun. Its just such a treat.
- Yesterday I got the monorail from Ofuna to Enoshima. Monorails are just so much more exciting than trains. I know that in theory, they are very similar but a monorail is just more of thrill.
- Kamakura is the coolest place. The beach, the hipster organic cafes, everyone has a dog and top knot.
- Japanese is a really hard language to get the hang of. It’s been a four weeks and all I can say is ‘Hello’ ‘Yes’ ‘Thank you very much’ and to count to 3.
- People in Japan have exceptional work ethics. Its a country of looooong work days.
The most important thing I have learnt in the last four weeks, is that this country is pretty damn cool and I am blessed to be able to explore it.
I hope you enjoyed my post! Arigatōgozaimashita!