It’ll probably be pretty hot – but not as hot as it would be if I went in late July or August. The weather forecast seems to predict quite a bit of rain in Tokyo though. I can’t decide which I’d prefer, sun or rain D: (Maybe sun… I can’t take many photos if it pours incessantly. On the other hand if it’s baking hot, I’ll just be running for shelter from the sun anyway. Gah.) I’d really like to go in autumn, winter, or spring one day…
I’ve been pretty sick the past five days. I came down with flu, fever, sore throat, and a bad cough, and then got gastric-y due to eating too little. Spent most of the last 5 days sleeping and sleeping and coughing and sleeping and being thankful that my classes now are just consultation sessions and lab tests so I don’t have to talk as much. Though I’m significantly better today, I’m still having bouts of severe coughing and some remaining tummy queasiness. Pleeeeasseee let this all go away by Friday. *looks up at God* (I’m doubly worried because on my last few trips abroad over the past few years, I fell ill without fail – I was sick on my last Japan trip 2 years ago, I was sick-ish in Wellington last year, and also in Sydney. Can’t remember if I was ill in Germany. Maybe not. I was even sick in Langkawi!! That’s not “abroad” but still. I don’t seem to fall sick in Singapore though… But anyway, being sick two weeks before another trip abroad makes me worry that I’ll be even more prone to falling sick on this trip >_< )
勘弁してくれよ*, germs and immune system.
I was thiiiiis close to wanting to just call off the trip because I’ve had endless issues with it thanks to… stuff. And teaching four overlapping terms from September until now is really tiring; I don’t know how some people do it. I’m not a naturally exuberant person and having to put on a happy face and dig up energy from nothing for so many classes can be very tiring. And to keep doing it without apparent end… @_@ I’m fairly sure that on some level this is not good for anyone’s mental health in the long run.
* 勘弁してくれよ = give me a break