Sports Day was fun and long. I had watched the kids practice so many times that by the time the actual day arrived, I had already seen the event many times over. I mostly sat and watched and took over 300 pictures. It's strange how digital cameras have changed the way I take pictures. I use to be much more discerning about the number of photos I took. I guess it use to also cost more money to develop photos as well. I'm thinking about putting together a powerpoint of the many photos I've taken of the kids and the school that I could present to the school.
After sports day, I went to my first "enkai" or work party. We went to an Italian restaurant with a Japanese spin (salad with raw fish, etc). We went to a bar for the 2nd party (after party) and did karaoke. I sang Hey Jude and YMCA because I figured everyone could sing along and mask my singing inabilities. I wish I was better at singing, but it was fun. The 3rd party (after after party) was at another karaoke and oknomiyaki bar where we ate and sang some more. My coworkers are great singers. I wish I was able to communicate more with them. It made me realize how much I miss talking to my coworkers at SWHD.
Below are some pics from Sports Day.
From left to right: Principal (Kojo-Sensei) and Vice-Principal (Kyoto-Sensei)
They participated in many different types of competions, but I thought this one was the most interesting. The boys had to horse/samurai fight. There were 2 teams, a red team and a white team. They had to get each other's hats - there were three types of competitions around getting the hats. It was really cool!