April’s header and wall paper.
April! A new beginning awaits most of the people here in Japan, as it is the start of the fiscal and school years. New positions for most employed people, i.e. lots and lots of welcome parties, and of course, the long awaited month of the cherry blossoms. As for me, I was lucky enough not to change positions, i.e. I’m still an assistant homeroom teacher for the same grade, which now became the 3rd grade, I’m still in the General Affairs department, and still in charge of the language club. I’m very happy about that, since I won’t have to learn a new tasks from scratch, again. And oh, bonus: my new desk is next to a window, which means I can use the space in between freely – something all my Japanese colleagues are drooling over! Ha! The jury is still out on my yearly wheelin’ and dealin’ about a raise and more paid leave, so I’m crossing my fingers. Wish me luck. If you direct your attention to the top of my side bar, you will see a map of Japan during this month, indicating the progression of the “Sakura Front” advancing from South to North, which is essential to organize any Hanami Party. Indeed, cherry blossoms start blooming in March down in Kyuushuu, and end in May up in Hokkaidou. So as usual, my April theme will be the most famous flower in Japan: the sakura.