I didn’t have class today. There basically wasn’t school today, except that I had to be there. The kids had a race: girls ran 3Km, boys ran 4Km, and there was a bunch of Ceremonial Beginning With Speeches, Celebratory Drinking of Aquarius (Japanese Gatorade-y drink), and Recognition of Winning Runners. Also, it was raining this morning, so there was a delay while we waited for it to … not rain.

This afternoon, there’s some sort of teachers’ meeting – a pan-Imizu thing, all the teachers for each subject meet at various schools and discuss. So I get to leave, just as soon as the bell rings. (Any minute now, any minute now, any minute now I’m so, so bored.)