Streams of Gratitude…

I’ve been everywhere looking for you babe.                                                                       The one you’re looking for is you. The seventh day. Non-stop rain for days, then drizzle, and blankets of mist. A too cool spring. Then, today, there was light. Glorious sunshine. Where have you been? It’s warming up, not hot, but moderately warm. I hear that in Tokyo one needs to be careful…

The End of Training… and, My First Izakaya

Dear Friends, The first week of orientation has been successfully completed. My fifteen classmates and I went to training (grammar, presentation, teaching skills, etc.) everyday from 9-5:30p.m. I think Dolly Parton would agree that working 9 to 5:30 is just way too much. There were practice tests and practice demos, training skits, talks from Human Resources about…