Sunday, August 8, 2010
The First Full Week of Work
NOTE: Since, I arrived my blog has received some attention from the town, so the local monthly newspaper requested to publish the link for the people in town as part of my introduction article. I`ve also been asked to translate my blog as I write it... I`m no officially trained translator, so please expect errors as I don`t read or write Japanese well at all.
It was a little over a week ago, that I actually started working in the office at the BOE. In this short amount of time I:ve been able to do a lot of things and have a lot of experiences. The first few days I registered for the Alien Registration Card, created a bank account, started the process to get internet, reserved my iPhone, purchased necessities for the apartment. The following days were spent preparing my self introduction, and creating a stamp of myself for my students. I also joined the Town Hall`s Baseball Team, toured the schools, learned my way around the town, and enjoyed the Shihoro`s Beer Fest.
Here are some pictures of my first week in Shihoro.
The biggest Burger I`ve Ever seen!!!
A nice panoramic shot from an observation deck near a mountain.
A bit cloudy...
First: Find an Avatar online of your likeness and print it out or draw your own caricature.
Second: Make a mirrored image of the caricature.
Third: Go to the local craft store or school supply section and purchase a very very large eraser... It is about 5in by 5in and about 3/4 inch thick.
Fourth: Cut a piece of the rubber that will fit your caricature and using carbon paper trace your caricature to the piece of eraser. You may have to go over the copied image with a marker on the eraser.
Fifth: Using wood carving tools or chiseling tools remove the necessary sections very carefully as to not undercut your imprint.
You are Now done and have your own personal stamp of your face! This you can use on the student`s papers.