Saturday, September 11, 2004

First Day of Work and Moving Out

So today was my first true day of work. It was rough stuff. Taught 7 lessons. Tis usually 8. Somehow, I cant manage to wing my lessons so I have to take the time to write it all out. Bugger. It takes FOREVER to plan that way. I cant effectively plan 8 lessons. Today, I had to skip lunch to get my planning done. Well, that's not entirely true... I *did* have a juice box from the vending machine. Oh yah... apple juice... the lunch of champions and the very stressed beginning teacher named Monchalee at NOVA.

Another thing... they may seem silly so some of you... but I've decided to look into get an apartment of my own. In the long run, it'll allow me to save money... let me have privacy, and save me the crap of finding out yet again that I'm a hard person to live with. Of course, I need friends at some point, else I'll have more privacy than I could ever hope for. Beyond that, I think it's a good idea to move out... in case I decide that Nova's not for me, but Japan *is*... If I ever decide to leave NOVA, I won't be at a loss for housing.

I went in today to an apartment finding service. I found a place that costs 38000 yen or so a month... which is really like $350 or so. Granted I need to pay the key fee and month or two advance but that's still almost cheaper than the apartment NOVA gave me considering that this first apartment is 61000 yen/month and my new apartment that I move into on TUESDAY is 58000 yen/month. Granted, it's furnished... but I can dress up a personal apartment fairly nicely with some of the money that I save. I'm going on Monday morning, before work, to check the place out. Then I have to give 30 days notice to NOVA that I'll be heading outward. I wonder if Yvette, the roommate, will be unhappy about this? We'll see.

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