It's finally Sports Day weekend! I think I've watched Sports Day activities at least 10 times, so I'm really familiar with what the event will be like. I'm not really doing that much, except watching and taking pictures. I hope they put me to work on Sunday. The kids and teachers have been working really hard! After Sports Day I get to go to my first enkai (work party). There will be 2 parties that evening, the first being a dinner and some drinking and then the after party complete with karaoke.
By the way, I've done karaoke twice this week. It was my first time crooning into a microphone. I'm such a bad singer, but it's certainly a lot of fun. I can't wait to take Gwynne and Shay and Julian.....Cora. Carry and Adrienne need to come as well. They don't really need karaoke, just a forest, some alcohol and a fire!
In addition, on Saturday, the local community center is throwing the English teachers a welcome party. There's also a "moon viewing festival" at Himeji castle this Sunday, but I won't be able to go because of the work party. There are many festivals in Japan during the month of October - YAY.
I have next week off, so I'm going to try to go to Kyoto for a couple of days and maybe Nara.