Note: This is a series of journal entries from my two years living in Himeji, Japan (1988-1990). I'm archiving them electronically through my blog. Last names have been deleted and replaced with first initial only. For details on this series of blog entries, see this post.
Today I got a lot of papers graded. My one class was okay, but I got a little angry because they wouldn't repeat things I said to repeat. Joyful Noise practiced at lunch.
I rode the train home with Linda Lee & cleaned out my dresser drawers- oh boy!
Masano called and cancelled our get together on Saturday. I swear she's avoiding me, but I don't know why. What have I done or said to make her & the N's avoid me? Or am I just paranoid?
I got a letter from Ruth G. the other day. She wants me to sign a form to become a special service worker. I really don't want to, because part of the pkg. is becoming involved in various missionary groups & clubs, and I don't want to! Church women will be given my name & I'll get cards, etc. (more responsibility when I go home- program-wise).
I want to just be a teacher here, but Pennsylvania did help me with my airfare, and in getting the job to begin with, but yuk!! All the missionaries (Baptist) I've met so far are old, boring, mega-holy, and dull. I'm too young to fall in with this group.
I don't know what to do, both about N's, which I should probably blow off for the time being, and chalk it up to paranoia, or this special service worker thing which I DON'T WANT TO DO!!
Got a letter from dad, a post card from Robin in California (she's visiting Mike, and saw Jennifer en route, in St. Louis, where Jen is in the hospital for bulimia), and a letter & some pictures from Stephanie.
So, now I have to call this T. woman on my own on Saturday, and try to get her to understand that I'll give her lessons for 15,000 yen/month. God help me!!
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