The following three events have been so note-worthy that each of them could've kept me happy for a month or more. The fact that they all took place within a week of each other means that I have had no time to write about them. :) So, ya get a three-for-one deal this time!
1. Rock Star ReBekha
A few weeks ago, some of the teachers approached us ALTs about singing with their band at the school festival. Four practices later, I was dressed like this:
singing/screaming on stage in front of alllllll of my students as they cheered, jumped up and down, and acted like we were real rock stars.
I was horribly off key, and An forgot most of the words, but we gave it our all and the students didn't seem to mind.
2. Aha Waterfall
Last Wednesday we had a holiday so a couple of friends and I drove a couple hours north to a fresh waterfall to swim around. :D
The falls were beautiful, and they emptied into a big beautiful pond. So lovely.
The best part? The rope swing.
It'd been such a long time since I'd swam in fresh water, and it was incredibly refreshing. No icky, icky salt in my eyeballs. :)
I want to go here many, many times in the future.
On the drive home we found this adorable turtle. Look at his little face!! I am pretty much in love with turtles now. :)
3. Tokashiki Island
I decided to get away for the weekend kind of last minute, because I was getting a little feverish. So I hopped on a ferry with a couple friends and said so long to all my troubles. Paradise, here I am!
It was a great choice. I went with three lovely ladies and we pretty much just sat on the beach for both days. It was sunny, hot, and gorgeous.
So that is the cliff note version of some pretty epic events. :D
Sometimes I shake myself in disbelief and wonder, is any of this really happening to me?
I'm so glad that the answer is: Yes!