I haven’t written in a couple of days because I’ve been really busy. I wrote about my first lesson with real students… well, the next day I had to teach another lesson to my classmates. It was super hard, since I had to prepare everything from scratch (I was the lucky one in the class who didn’t get any pre-prepared materials). I though I would bomb the lesson, but it ended up okay… however, I did get called out on my poor preparation. It was good to find out what I was weak at and what I did well. We also had our “otsukaresama lunch” where the trainers treated us all to a nice lunch. I had omuraisu… so tasty! That night, we went out and I got another misokatsudon. As it’s one of Nagoya’s specialties, I’m trying to eat as much of it as I can while I’m still here. Nagoya’s special foods — misokatsu, unagi, and kushikatsu — are very, very good! I hope that Fukui’s specialties (mainly crab?) are just as good.
Yesterday was our “graduation,” even though we still have children class training next week. We taught another lesson to Japanese students (this one went okay, too, but I ended up being too fast and had to improvise and vamp for about 10 minutes… even so, it worked out alright). At our graduation, we received our official AEON pins, and our business cards. We also got even more news about our branch schools, such as what students we’ll have, the sizes of our apartments, and more. I think we’re all really excited to see our real schools, as well as move out of the hotel!
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