Monday, June 7, 2010

Graduation and Goodbyes

The past weekend was beautifully slow. I had to attend the Upper School graduation for a few hours on Saturday morning, but it was nice to see all the teachers dressed up at the same time. The graduating senior class of ~100 kids is impressively heading off towards different parts of the world (a perk when your parents can afford to send you to Italy, France, or Spain for college), and it reminded me of how bright-eyed and bushy-tailed I was as a high-school senior, prepared to take on the world...

(I am still taking on the world now, a bit at a time.)


After graduation, some of us headed down to Atami for a nice day trip. We dipped in the pools, read in the hammocks, and drank a few buckets of beers before heading back to the city. It was every bit the time-away-from-the-city that we needed, and the sunny weather was a merciful break from the torrential downpour that we had been having!

On Sunday, Geoff's and my electricity was out -- AGAIN. We actually have ceased to be shocked by this, but it is somewhat annoying nonetheless. Geoff played his guitar and I read and slept in the hammock to pass the time, and it ended up being a super relaxing day away from the daily hustle and bustle. Since our stove is hooked up to a gas tank, we were still able to whip up a pretty yummy chicken dish to bring to the goodbye party held for all the international teachers who are leaving. In the end, the weather was beautiful and we sat by the Complejo pool and enjoyed each other's company while bathing in the warm glow of the sunset.

All in all, it was an utterly beautiful end to a beautiful year. :) I'm heading off very soon (in a few days!!) to visiting family scattered in different parts of the world, so I probably won't be updating much until after my return (towards the end of June). Take care, loverlies!

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