Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cookie Day

It's days like today when I REALLY love my job. I woke up this morning to my hotel room ablaze with light. At first, I thought I'd overslept, but the clock on the wall said 5:30. 
Walking over to my window, I saw this. Well, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see this without a window in the way, so I hurriedly threw on some outdoor clothes and stumbled outside. 

I saw another guest out there taking pictures, too. Here's what we saw:

It was just too pretty. We enjoyed the view, and then I stumbled back to my room. Thoroughly awake by now, I just relaxed and read a book for a while. 

At 6:50, I headed down to breakfast:
Unfortunately, my last favorite food (natto - aka rotten beans) showed up. But I had plenty of other things to eat, including lightly fried fish (which I love here for breakfast, for some weird reason). 

Then, it was time for school. In the first period, the students made chocolate chip cookies from an English recipe. 
Needless to say, they went over quite well with everyone! I tried to recruit new cookie dough eaters, but I was mostly unsuccessful. 

Our other classes were country quizzes. I gave hints about countries, and the students tried to guess the countries. It was quite a lot of fun, though not quite as delicious. 

In the sixth period, a guest speaker came and led lots of teamwork and communication activities. I participated in some of them (and I really want to steal some ideas for English classes!). My best moment was pointing to myself and saying "You!" instead of me. It's not that I don't know those words, it's just that my brain has an odd sense of humor and likes playing practical jokes on me. 

Finally, it was time to head home. I'm beginning to think that some seasickness is in my head, because I started feeling seasick while standing on the island. But I chugged some meds and am good to go. Here's the evening view from the ferry:

Adios!





1 comment:

Sharon said...

Oh, Elizabeth--what a talented photo journalist you are. It is a delight to travel through your day with you via your stunning pics and vivid commentary. Thank you so much.