April 2, 2008

Changeover

Let's be honest. There is one thing a person thinks when meeting their new superiors after a mandatory staff changeover in Japan: How much can I get away with under this person's tenure? I can see some teachers twitching today and considering that question.
The new pricipal seems very friendly towards me. But when he talked during the first teacher's meeting, he talked like a fiery preacher. Not something I am exactly used to here. There were a lot of まったくs and 絶対s and --なさいs. And I may be paranoid, but I could swear he talked about me! Something about not making sure to not have a big head because I appear on TV. I'm a little scared; it's kinda cool though.