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Jul 21 2011

the sixth week

That’s like taking candy from a baby

For everybody who does not know it: I’m a sugar addict. I need my sugar no matter if in liquid form like soft drinks or in solid form. Mostly those products then originate from companies like Haribo, Trolli, Milka, Ritter Sport or Ferrero.

As much as I have become fond of the food here, Japanese sweets/candies are horrible! I was brought up to eat the food you bought or ordered. A principle I am basically still following today. But what if that what you bought is simply unenjoyable? :-S It’s extremely rare that I throw away food. Rather I try to find somebody to whom I can give it as a present. However here in Japan my hosts can’t be taken into consideration for this as even they don’t like the taste of it.

tiny tots

I don't need to do exercises. I have children for that!

I don't need to do exercises. I have children for that!

Okay, it is already my third week as an English teacher at the day care and I don’t want to keep you in suspense any longer about my job. The childrens’ ages range from five to eight years. I’ve already taught adult and adolescents but never young children and always wondered how that would be. Also I never taught in groups but mainly one on one private lessons. It is wonderful, a lot of fun and finally, finally I have found a job with people on the same intellectual level as myself. I’m just asking myself why I never chose such a job way earlier. Well, in Germany it’s actually more difficult to get such a job. To work at a Kindergarten you have to have received at least a three year training as childcare assistant or – to teach English and get paid by a state owned facility – you have to be an educated teacher which means you must have graduated from university. This would take too much of effort for me. So I’m enjoying the job here even more.

Sweets for the Sweeties

Sweets for the Sweeties

Oh, I remember something. I still have those terrible sweets/candies. Hm… I think poorly of following education method: but should I not succeed in sedating some children I would at least have something to punish them with.

these are the Kirari Kids

these are the Kirari Kids

Oh man, this is going to be tough!

Oh man, this is going to be tough!

Special thanks to: Hubertus Neidhart from Webspace Provider Network for excellent web page hosting services; my boss Kuba San, Brandon Lamb, U.S.A.;

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