Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This just in

The beau's parents are coming down for the weekend of the 12th. Although I don't think there will be any big family gatherings that include a certain someone's a) jail-bait girlfriend or b) over the hill sex friend, there will certainly be fodder for my blog. Those other stories will have to wait to be made over New Year's. This is big news however, as we will probably be having "the talk" whereby I confess that I am planning to go back to school in Canada and take the beau with me. For good. Immigration papers getting filled out good.

That sounded rather ominous didn't it? We only see the beau's parents a few times a year and so have not yet broached the subject of us leaving Japan one day (and funnily enough it hasn't occurred to them to ask whether my white ass plans to stick it out here, it's not like they can forget I'm not a Yamato Female). Not only that but they probably wouldn't believe us in the same way that the beau's mom went hard of hearing when he said those magic magic words, My Girlfriend is a Gaijin. I'm not really worried, they adore me (like that is any surprise), although I have told the beau that we are not going to give them some ambivalent drivel about how we might be leaving. I think it's only fair that they know well in advance that I am already looking ahead to apply to schools and that we are on a non negotiable two-year plan. Well now I just sound like Stalin.

I'm looking forward to seeing them and excited about the next few years so I hope it goes well and they get themselves some passports so that they can visit. In any event, I'm sure there will be at least one note-worthy story that will involve me being embarrassed, shamed or shocked, so look forward to an update!


JPT said...

You may want to think very carefully before leaving Japan. I don't know very many people who are teachers here but those I do know tell me that the job is becoming increasingly unpleasant as it seems that just about everyone considers him/herself an expert on education and likes to second-guess the teacher.

kathrynoh said...

Good luck with breaking the news to them.

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

JPT: Thanks for commenting. I have to admit, I'm a bit puzzled by your comment though as I don't teach English here.