Friday, August 11, 2006

Up, up and away

It`s now Friday afternoon. I`m posting a lot...

I have tickets to see Ken for his birthday! I bit the bullet and after searching high and low found a semi-affordable flight. I am getting there on Wednesday evening before his birthday and leaving on Monday morning. I figure I might as well get a nice long weekend if I`m spending the money. (We get 20 paid days of leave a year... not bad) And I think that I`ll go to school with him so he doesn`t have to use his paid days yet. Then when he comes here we`ll do the same. It will all even out in the end. We have to leave days for our long Christmas break and Golden Week in May too.

I went to lunch with some teachers again today. They have taken me to numerous restaurants thus far (and have a tendency to order beer on Fridays!). Wednesday was pizza, Thursday was Mexican, etc. etc. Today, I taught everyone the words "Lazy Susan" at the Chinese restaurant. They thought that was hilarious. And an ongoing joke now is that everyone has to join the "Clean Plate Club." Meanwhile, I try to pick up a word or two. I did get complemented on using chop sticks, although I hear everyone does.

Have a happy weekend! I`m off to the beach!

4 comments:

Kenneth Griggs said...

Have a good weekend. I have to study Japanese...yeah, or read and write on my own.

Christine Griggs said...

HI RACHEL! Glad to hear you got a flight! Missing you guys!

Carly said...

Speaking of Japanese cuisine... I heard that in the backwoods of Japan, they make new people eat a special, ancient dish. They boil water with tofu and leaches. Apparently the leaches burrow into the tofu to get away from the heat and get cooked. Lesson: Don't eat the speckled tofu. :)

Rachel said...

Yum! I think I had some of that last night... Just kidding. I did have tofu pudding at a Chinese restaurant and it was actually quite good!