August 28th, 2008

Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA


First things first:

To every wonderful teacher on my list:
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haha. And it's kind of really silly, but I felt like saying this: so this week has been a real nightmare on every imaginable front, and I really do mean every imaginable front. I was staggering out from the office tonight and thought I should ring one of my teachers to wish him Happy Teachers' Day (I've got my teachers' home numbers on my cellphone, and now I've started working I wonder why on earth would they give their home numbers to me, when I was in school I assumed it was something all teachers did). This was my previous form teacher, who taught me history. So I called, and I happened to get his voice mail, and there was something in just hearing that familiar voice, so unthinkably clear as if time had never passed at all, saying,

"This is [HIS NAME]. I think I've finally fixed this thing so you can actually leave a message after the beep.

that made me feel instantly, completely, better.

It's not only around Teachers' Day that I think about my teachers and how I simply wouldn't be here without them. I think my time with them, although it was just two years, as, simply, a time in my life where my intellect made the greatest advances and developments. Crazily enough, even university didn't measure up to that. And you could argue that I learned the most in university, but dear God, for sheer PSYCHIC TORTURE BREAKING YOU IN THROUGH TO NEW AND AMAZING HORIZONS YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU WERE CAPABLE OF, and making you so much FASTER BETTER STRONGER SMARTER MORE THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT YOU COULD BE, nothing could beat my junior college; nothing.

Except maybe my job.

In other words, torture is essential to effective learning.

lots of love to those of you working @ 萌え. < / iamsolame.>

Words cannot express my extreme sadness at being unable to attend Teacher's Day at my old school this year. Since I left in 2002, I've attended it and/or visited the school around that time every year until... now. And it is such great irony that I can't attend this year because - guess what? I'M BEING EDUCATED. There's a seminar on the use of and new trends in expert evidence testimony which I simply cannot miss, which is a great tragedy because, work, you know, I could take leave for, but a one-and-only-seminar? Can't be missed. The timing clashes BEAUTIFULLY with the teachers' day celebrations, too. HENCE MY EPIC HEARTBREAK.

also in stupid news:

Q: "What is that sound?"
A+Q: ... "Silence. Why?"
A: "It's the sound of someone no longer paddling up that old Egyptian river."

Behind the cut is the most pathetic thing you will ever see in your entire life.
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