Blaine and I got up early so he could show me around Kazo a bit more. We returned to the cash points again to see if I can get some money out. They all say that my card is invalid. Brilliant! I manage to sort out all the important things to move to Japan in less that 3 weeks apart from any money. Luckily I managed to get hold of Natwest and tell them to sort it out. Not long after I got as much money as I could get out in one go.
Blaine takes me to the school, Intersect SFL. It is just one small room with two sections sectioned off to make the classrooms. It is above a Kimono shop that also sells a variety of other things, and is run by Teru’s parents.
The first day was pretty quiet and it involved me just introducing myself to some of the students. There were three private lessons. The first student was an autistic boy that loves Disney. The second student was a middle aged man that loved building computers. We ended up talking a lot about the Senkaku islands dispute between Japan and China. The third student was a junior high kid that was pretty shy but kept on shouting “fuck!” when he got too nervous asking me a question.
With my spare time between lessons I started to copy out the characters for Katakana and Hiragana. It just made me realize how hard it is going to be to learn Japanese.