Before dad left, we took a trip to Hiroshima. We spent Friday the 8th visiting Peace Memorial Park, the peace museum and the castle. We also tried Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, which has egg on the top and soba noodles added.
Check out our photos from Hiroshima!
Since then, I have got back into the swing of things. The following week was fairly broken, as that Monday was a public holiday and the last three days of the week we had the mid-year JET conference.
This week, I have just been teaching as usual. Not much else to report, really. We try to relax on weekends and Mika is now going to see the doctor in Kochi city on a weekly basis. She is getting closer to giving birth. Hopefully we can visit the doctor together next week, as it could be the only opportunity that I have to meet him before we scream into Kochi city while Mika has contractions, whenever everything kicks into action.
It has been pretty cold, but that's winter, right. Hopefully it won't get any colder between now and the end of winter. But if it does, we will just have to handle it. Our house has terrible insulation (yet another disadvantage of living in a country that doesn't embrace change and encourages people to do everything inefficiently and with as much inconvenience and difficulty as their false pride can muster).
My schedule is pretty full, so I will be spending a lot of time at school during this last term. I just pray that I can gather the energy that I need to enjoy lessons and really have a good time -- especially at shougakkou. :)