So, this is my August:
August 1st – Sansa Odori. My fifth parade, and my fourth time performing as part of the taiko team! Honestly, this one rushed up too quickly to get too excited about, which is just crazy considering how important it’s been to me. Well, it rained the day we performed too, and I’m not talking about a little bit of pitter patter. Not losing to the rain, indeed.
August 1st and August 7th – New JETs arrive. We have seven altogether this year, but for once I’m not in charge of going to Tokyo to pick them up and run their orientation. Actually, I won’t really have to do it ever again, seeing as my appointment will be up just about the time they arrive next year.
Seems like a pretty normal August, yeah??
Oh, what’s this?
Second Week of August -Japan-America Student Conference
The members of the JASC 2013 delegation will spend a week in Iwate where they will be having discussions on the reconstruction of the Tohoku region, as well as visiting the local Koiwai Farm, Miyako City, Hiraizumi World Heritage Site, an address by the governor, and a Reconstruction Forum. CIR DUTIES: ON STANDBY FOR INTERPRETING…. everything…
Third and Fourth Weeks of August - Iwate Prefecture High Schoolers Visit to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
This is that “big” thing that I mentioned before, the thing that I am so busy with. I and two other coworkers are taking ten high schoolers to NYC and Washington DC for sightseeing, official visits, PR events, and exchanges with American high schoolers. While the reservations for hotels and charter buses were left to the tour company, I am in charge of all the sightseeing and reservations for restaurants, as well as the exchanges with the American school. YEAH.
GOD-TIER CIR ON DUTY, FOLKS
Oh yes, I’m quite terrified of all the things that could go wrong, and I’m already exhausted just thinking about all of it. But it’s August – it’s upon me! Can’t turn back now. This is the reason I got to stay a fifth year, guys – gotta use all the skills that I’ve learned over the past few years to make this project a success, so they can continue doing it in the future. I’m sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how it will turn out.
Annnnd. Blogging should return in September :) Until then!