It’s my last day at my job today.
This year in Hamamatsu has gone by so fast. It feels like just yesterday that I was getting excited about moving here from Nagoya. And when I think that I’ve been in Japan for three years – well that seems hard to believe too.
My students have been so kind to me – yesterday I received all sorts of gifts and students even came in especially to see me when they didn’t have a class! One student – a lady in her seventies – actually brought tea and cake to her private lesson and said “let’s have a farewell party”. So, we drank canned “royal milk tea” and ate beautiful cakes and talked for 50 minutes. It was probably the most fun “lesson” I’ve ever had.
I’m so tired of saying goodbye though. I feel like I’ve run out of words. Simple “Thank yous” don’t seem grateful enough. “Goodbye” has lost its meaning after much overuse. So, I’d rather say “Till we meet again” – じゃあ、またね！