How about this summer?
Japan has had a rough year this year. A good-sized earthquake hit Osaka in June, and heavy rains caused unbelievable floods across Western Japan. And what seems like a never-ending heat wave has tormented Japan for the past two weeks. Last Monday, Japan set a new record high temperature; the mercury near Tokyo hit 41.1 degrees Celsius, which is about 106 degrees Fahrenheit.
It's been about a month since my last post, so before I get to the cards, what has happened? Well, after my last post, I got busy finishing my assignment near Yokohama. Lots of cleaning and packing and plenty of extra things to do at work. Then, I spent a week without a school, but I ended up going to two schools to help out. The other three days involved lots of cleaning at the office.
And now I'm in Sapporo! I've been here for a couple weeks now, and while the weather is cooler than in Tokyo, Sapporo doesn't have air conditioning like Tokyo does. My apartment has no A/C. And I've been waking up to an indoor air temperature of 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit). That's not exactly comfortable! So I have been slowly getting this apartment cleaned up a bit and staying otherwise fairly inactive to beat the heat. Honestly, sleeping hasn't been easy in such hot weather, though I'm adjusting, and the heat is finally moving away.
Something else that hasn't really helped has been the constant Pokemon Go events. I don't spend money on the game, but this summer seems to have had something big happening every weekend, with Community Days, event weekends, and Japan's Special Weekend. There's an event this Saturday, too. And next weekend. And I believe the weekend after that. And probably the weekend after that, too! So, other hobbies have kept me busy. If only I could drop a few pounds from all this walking!
Anyway, back to the cards. Just a bunch of flufferbutter and whosy-whatsits.
Until next time (hopefully not next month!)!