Back in September my Wednesday and junior high school had their combined sports festival. It has been one of the events I have been going every year since I came here. I always have a lot of good memories from them and this year wasn’t any different.
First of all I saw a few people I haven’t seen in awhile. I ran into my former vice principal as I took the bus and we caught up on how our lives were doing. I really miss him, he was such a crazy, friendly guy that always bumped up work parties to 200%. My new VP is nice and friendly but it isn’t the same so it was nice to see him again.
When I got to the school grounds I ran into Kaho, a girl I taught way back in the day. She’s doing fine as usual and I always enjoyed talking to her. She likes my junior high’s VP so they chatted quite a bit. I took a cute picture of the two:
I also saw some other former students like Ootsuka and former elementary students. It was nice to chat with them and see what has changed. I even saw Sleepy and another student I taught when I first arrived in Japan. They’re now 3rd years in high school and will be graduating in March. It’s crazy to see that they’re almost full fledged adults! I could barely recognize them.
The sports festival itself was fun to watch. My third years always waved at me whenever they saw me. I love those kids just as much as my third years from last year. Here are some pictures of the whole event:
Whether I will see another one of these is still up in the air. However, if it was my last one, I’ll be happy with it.