Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Another quick day at the office. I arrived there after rehabiri (physio), which was about midday. Physio was the same as usual: it hurt and I left with my arm feeling funny. I wasn't worried about the wierd feeling for too long though, because I went straight off for an x-ray which showed that my bones are still looking straight and nothing seems to be out of place. I briefly met my new supervisor, Kanaya sensei, before he left for a meeting, but it's not as if I have to suss him out or anything because I've met the guy several times before and I know he's kosher. He used to work at Itayanagi koko and was Sarah's supervisor there.

After eating my cup-noodle, kindly prepared and served to me by Majima sensei, the Sake specialist (Majima sensei broke his arm the same day I broke mine, probably due to too much Sake, but his fracture wasn't quite so critical) I looked at a few emails and a couple of news websites, and then Kudou sensei asked me if I wanted to go to the welfare office to sort out my hospitalisation payments. It looks like the welfare office is going to pay a fair chunk of the bill, but I'm still left with about 10 man (500 pounds) to pay. Like I said before, this will be reimbursed by the insurance company but I don't know how long it will take. I've been told two weeks, but that sounds a little bit optimistic to me. After we finished at the welfare office Kudou sensei dropped me back at my apa-to so I could spend the rest of the day chillin again. What a nice guy. I'll miss having him to turn to, but I'm looking forward to school life with my new supervisor, Kanaya, even though I'm sure he'll soon get pissed off with my inability to deal with insurance claims in Japanese and all sorts of other things like that.

Aki came around last night while I was doing some ironing and she soon got infuriated trying to help me with it. I've just got a little travel iron you see, and it doesn't get very hot. Anyway, she offered to do it all at her house using her mum's flashy iron, and, of course, I couldn't say no (it's very rude to say no to people in Japan, you see - phnarr, phnarr; )