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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween (4 weeks 2 party)

You can almost feel the tension during this time of year. The younger generation is O.K. and interested but the over 70 crowd have no idea what I'm doing. They seem to think I just want to make them uncomfortable on purpose (which is true but it's not the main reason of course :) )

I have a lot to do but enough time by my estimations. I had to make the entrance a little less scary and save it for the party/Haunted house because some kids really didn't want to walk through that nightmare just to get into the classroom. The younger parents LOVE it and they usually recommend friends to check it out and check out my school too.

Good fun looottta work still to do. i have finished about 15% of the props and other plans.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A "trick or treating" memory of a 10 year old

When I was 10 I had 2 "I'm gonna remember THAT forever!!" moments.

1. (the blue arrow) marks the spot where I was trick or treating really late. I walked up to that house and the young couple was getting ready to rush out to a costume party and were surprised to see a kid out so late..apparently? The guy had no shirt on and walked out of view and the beautiful 20ish woman walked out from behind the counter and commented on my Darth vader costume.

"Oh it's soooo scary!!" she said as I suddenly realized she had on sheer nylons with nothing under or over them!! I was in love, excited, surprised and a buncha things started running throught my mind. i walked away in an excited daze in the wrong direction thinking I was the luckiest kid in the world.

2. (the red arrow) Because I was so dazed and confused I ended up walking up Fairview rd to go home instead of the easier down hill route. I came up on a house and I could see that someone had left a tray of candy outside and left for a party maybe. My pillowcase was full and I could barely drag it but easy candy was calling....

As i step up the 1st step a scary ghost sound starts and I ran out to the street light but I had left my huge pillowcase behind...SHIT!
I walked back absolutely petrified and when i grabbed my pillowcase of candy i heard the ghost again but noticed a clicking sound too?

I looked under the bush and the guy had setup a motion activated sensor to start and stop the cassette...yeah cassette player (old days) as i was stuffing all the candy on the platter into my pocket because my pillowcase was full (hey it was late) I thought that guy must be cool as hell. I decided to never toilet paper our otherwise harass this super cool guy.

I spend every Halloween thinking of how much he scared me and I try to do the same for some other kid. (Minus the free platter of candy cuz I ain't dumb) How the F___ did he make a motion sensor way back when? I can do it now using sensor lights jimmy rigged but not with a CD because of the start stop mech is harder than a cassette. I got tricks up my sleave and I'll post a video of my fright fest but I thought I'd pay homage to the stranger who inspired me and the 1st love of my life :)

The woman? She must be 60 now and she can't possibly remember a 10 year old in a Darth Vader suit that caught her 1/2 naked....or does she? Nah!

The Decorating has begun and most every post from now until Halloween will be about..
Halloween in Japan. My neighbors are already twisted up tight about my display. I think some fuses are going to pop because I'm goin nuts this year. The Haunted house will be messed with intermittently between the outside display and the cleaning of the party room

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Japan 2 Harvard & gimmie tha plastic one!!

I have a student who is taking a crack at Harvard. He needs info on taking the S.A.T's in English of course and the TOEFL test. He ain't fuckin' around. I got some girls looking at the A-level colleges in Japan but this is the 1st one trying to go "Ivy League" directly from my school.

His conversation class is basically about how to get from here to there.

When I went to Hawaii I always thought... "Shit, I'm gonna struggle wherever I start livin' by myself so it might as well be someplace that in the end is worth the struggle". No offense to people back in "beantown" or others strugglin' in places you couldn't PAY ME to live (anyplace without a beach). You can't beat Hawaii!! I am proud as fuck to call the 808 my home. (after my Japanese long stay is over).

I guess he thinks that way about studying in America. If he's gonna jump through fucking hoops it might as well be to get someplace worth goin'.
I feel ya bro!
I'll be helpin with that one.

Pretty sad when I wish I was eating the plastic version of the burger I ordered. It's not a Japanese thing though. They never look like the add unless it's from "Jack in the Box" ( I would throw 7 people off a building for one bite of a grilled sourdough burger)

I'm on a diet. I take the top breads off :)
I don't ever eat in the McDonald's in Japan. An American eating American fast food.
I feel like I'm being watched like a Panda at the Zoo. If I eat outside they get the picture. Don't bother the Panda while he's eating. ;)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

September...not cool yet..but the teachin' is fine :)

One of my favorite classes! One of them has saved $600.00 in "School money". She KNOWS I don't have anything that expensive for her. I realized today her goal is to be the richest. She doesn't WANT anything.....except money. I think she's gonna do quite well in the game of "life"

She still has a couple of years till Junior High and she writes better than I ever did.

She (of the wickedly awesome diary) also shared a souvenir (omiyagi) with her classmates.

An uncomfortable lunch for one of my students.