Yes I love working in Japan, yes I love teaching the children, yes I even love lesson planning. But somedays I suffer for that love I really do.
Tommorrow the third years are watching a video because they’ve just finished tests. Its a British Comedy I’m told and they have to fill in a fun worksheet on it afterwards. So they ask me to watch the video today and devise the worksheet. Great thinks I and you call that work! So they hand me the keys to a room and give me the video. I love comedies, I’m going to have a great hour or so to myself giggling so I think. I wonder what it is that I am watching, so I read the title (its in Japanese of course).
Hmmm Me-ri-ku-ri-su-ma-ss. Merry Christmas. Ok it’s the Christmas episode of whatever. Makes sense.
Mi-su-ta. Mr…at this point I have a premonition. Oh Gods I hope I’m wrong.
Bi-uh-nn. Bean. Great. No I was right.
I get to write a worksheet for Merry Christmas Mr Bean. Oh joy. I have to watch the sodding thing. That means I have to watch it FOUR TIMES tommorrow. I hate Mr. Bean, now don’t get me wrong I love Rowan Atkinson, Blackadder- Excellent, Not the Nine O’clock News- Fine I can even cope with The Thin Blue Line on occaision. But BLOODY BEAN!
Ok Ok. It could have been worse but I don’t think they’d let the third years watch Alan Partridge…