The Penultimate Week Of February

The Penultimate Week Of February

Hello again everybody, it’s Thomas.

This past week has been as interesting as ever, with me accidentally missing work one day and taking part in mochi-tsuki (making rice cakes) on another. 

After misreading an email that I received, I believed that the ICYE office was closed on Tuesday, leading me to accidentally make other plans and so miss work. That was rather embarrassing as it was clear that the email was not from the ICYE Japan office, but I failed to read it properly.

The next day, I went to the YMCA and helped to tidy up and prepare for Friday. They also had guests that I believe were from the education board. The rest of that day was rather normal. 

2015-02-05 13.54.17On Thursday, I went to the nursery and we played around a lot. Whilst there, I had a picture of me drawn which I think looks a lot like me. It’s better than I can do anyway. Towards the end of my time there, we went into the hall and played some group games, one of which I had to come up with on the spot.

The next day, I was back at the YMCA and we were making mochi. I never actually hit the rice cake because I was feeling a little bit under the weather, but instead shaped and prepared the mochi when it was ready. of course I took a bit back for my host family to enjoy. 

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And finally, today I came to the ICYE office and I am working along side the intern. It’s nice and relaxed, which is great after the busy week I have had. I am certain that the rest of my time in Tokyo will be just as busy and fun. 

Thanks for reading. 

 

こんにちは、またまたトーマスです。

2月第3週の1週間は、仕事を休んでしまうというアクシデントがあったり餅つき大会に参加したりといろいろ楽しい1週間でした。

アクシデントというのは、届いたE-mailを読み間違えてICYEジャパンのオフィスが火曜日は休みだと思い込んだこと!休みならと、他の予定を入れてしまいました。そのE-mailがICYEジャパンからでないことは、ちゃんと読めば分かったはずなのでとても申し訳なかったです。

翌日は、YMCAに行って片づけと翌金曜日のための準備をお手伝い。教育委員会の訪問があるようでした。それ以外はいつも通り。

木曜日は保育園に行っていろんなことをして遊びました。遊びながら、子どもたちに自分の似顔絵を描いてもらったのですが、自分で描くよりとても上手に描けていると思います。時間も終わりに近づくころには、屋内に入りグループゲームをしました。

翌日はYMCAに戻り、みんなで餅つき!その日はちょっと体調が良くなかったので実際にお餅をつくことはしなかったのですが、出来上ったお餅を少しホストファミリーに持ち帰りました。

そして今日(21日・土曜)は、ICYEジャパンの事務所でインターンと並んで仕事をしています。慌ただしかった1週間を終え、とてもリラックスしています。東京で過ごす残りの時間もこんなカンジなのだろうなと思います。

 

 

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