Friday, May 30, 2014
I've Got a Girlfriend
Last week I taught around 20 lessons and as always had a great time. I enjoy talking with kids and feel I have developed a close relationship with them that goes beyond just work and into leaving a lasting impression on children. Friday I was approached in the toilet of all places by a very affable boy who is a 3rd grade junior high student. In the restroom Japanese dudes often chat me up for some strange reason. This includes kids and adults. It's like the toilet is the hang out location and you can chat freely. So this boy comes up to me while I am in mid stream and says "Sensei. Sensei. Look at this. Take a look, take a look." He held in his hands a tiny little letter that some girl had scrawled out a message on with cute pictures and cute characters. The message was addressed to him and signed by another girl in his class.