Welcome to baito no seikatsu, part-time job life-style.
My 9 month working contract is officially over.
However, one of my schools which is particularly into English has hired me independently to continue teaching there just during class time. Potentially 9 to 14 hours a week. I teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades as well as a special ed / special needs class. I also host a 10 minute TV show. I only have to make my own content for the show on Fridays, though, so it's ok. Monday they show videos which I introduce and Wednesday another teacher creates a game which I do on the show. The show is broadcast live to all classrooms in the school and the kids play along at their desks.
Anywho that is pretty usual for me as I do it every week.
I'm glad the school has hired me on until the school year ends in March.
I also am teaching two classes at a cram school each week.
I will most likely be attending 2 school graduation ceremonies in March (can't go to all 3 because the 2 elementary schools have theirs on the same day).
In late March I will be informed whether or not my contract will be renewed.
And then you'll all know whether or not I will be continuing to live in Japan. But even if we don't get this city's contract my boyfriend and I may decide to stay in Japan. He's Canadian and I'm American so living together in the same country can get complicated with visas and all. But currently we have visa approved status for 2 more years as educators in Japan, so it's an ideal way to stay here...
Tho to be honest I applied for a video game translation job. I never heard back, and it was a few days ago now. I don't think I got it. It was kind of a dream job :3 I will have to apply to more of those. Especially if we lose the contract here. I think translation pays A LOT MORE money and also... it sounds waaaaaaaay cooler. Tho I do love the kiddies. Win some, lose some.
Watching: Inuyasha, Naruto, Gintama
Playing: watching my boyfriend play Skyrim
Eating: dark chocolate