Three things for Tuesday
Women don't get groped after 9.30am
I'm a little perplexed, I must admit. In Tokyo, many trains are introducing a women only car to cut down on groping by men. However, this only applies until 9.30am. Some lines apparantly run them late at night too, but that's besides my point.
Tokyo trains are rarely NOT packed. At 11 or 11.30 when I get the train to work, they are normally still heaving, and when I return at 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 at night... they are still packed.
Do gropers look at their watches?
I don't get it. If you're going to have women only cars available on trains, they should apply from the first to the last train.
I don't know exactly when it happened, but the Japanese, especially teenagers, have adopted 'bye-bye', and you hear choruses of 'byyye-byyye' ringing out at you daily. Most odd. I liken it to all British teens suddenly screeching 'ciao-ciao' at each other on parting. Teens, eh!
As anyone that's been concentrating on this blog knows, Tuesday and Sundays are my days off normally, but we have to do a certain amount of 'cover' days for other teachers. We all lurrrve cover days. Not. Anyway, today was one of mine and the trip took me on THREE trains. Grrrr. But, that aside it wasn't such a bad day. I directly evaluate how much I like teaching by how good my last class was. Or something like that. Today I had three fabulous classes - all were groups - and normally I have 1 or 2 students only. I had five housewives this morning who were really chatty, a group of six 5-6 year olds and a group of four 8-year olds. I love groups! You can do great games with groups. I love it when the kids get really excited in class and all competitive and how they take competition so seriously (which of course I encourage!). Of course, it is good if they also learn something! But just seeing kids enjoying the class is enough in my opinion!
Two of the other classes were so-so, and the final class was a business class with a dull dull student. I hate business classes anyway. But I'm still buzzed out from the kids classes. Or is that the caffeine? Hmmmm.