Monday, July 2, 2012
I know I titled the entry "Rainy Season" and posted a picture of the beach (taken in Kamakura). Haha!! It's been awhile everyone! So it is currently the rainy season in Kanto. It hasn't actually rained that much to be honest. Also, I am happy to announce my apartment is bug free. I had been worrying that there might be a risk of cockroaches (since they are quite common in the summer here). The weather is still quite nice! The highs are usually 23 or 24 degrees. I know that since July has started, that won't last much longer. I almost never need the A/C. Compared to Texas, where it has been 40-42 daily, I am quite happy. I also don't think the humidity levels are too terrible. I don't know if it is because I got used to it, or if it's because I'm so used to intense 100 degree weather in Texas. But either way, I guess that July and August have yet to come. :D
I survived my first typhoon about two weeks ago as well. It hit right when I was going home. Luckily, my train line was still working. About 15 of them had already been delayed or stopped because of the storm. The walk home from the station was insane. My umbrella actually broke in half and flew away, and then I got soaked through. When I got home, I was drenched, and dripping as if I had been thrown in a pool. Fortunately, I was fine. I was more worried about some random object flying and hitting me in the face.
That aside, I am enjoying work and am closing in on the six month mark. Time is flying!! I'm trying to decide if I will renew my contract or not. I like my job and coworkers, but I think I want a M-F regular hour job. So we will see what happens. If I didn't have a bunch of friends and a boyfriend, I probably wouldn't care at all. However, working T-Sa basically leaves only Saturday for anything. Either way, whatever decision I make, I am going to stay in Japan. :D
I know this is a short post, but I will post more soon! A reader mentioned maybe making a post about my apartment. So I might do that here in the near future. :D