Thursday, 17 July 2008

PostHeaderIcon I type loud because I am important

The guy that sits next to me in work can be a bit irritating at times. He does nothing wrong though and it's me that has the problem. I get annoyed at the way he answers and speaks on the phone... at his own work... in his own language... in his own country. However, I've decided that he is at fault over the way he types on his computer. I'm typing fast at the moment but you don't see me smashing every, individual key. Also, I don't inhale and exhale with a sigh of despair every minute to show just how hard I am working. Recently I've noticed that when he has no work to do he will pick up a newspaper and every so slyly glance over to my computer to see what I'm up to. Just because I'm playing sudoko or reading every single news article available doesn't mean I'm not working hard my good man.

Anyway, I managed to last until 11am this morning until I put on my headphones to block out the smashing. I can still hear him despite listening to the rather loud 'Queens of the Stone Age'. I woke up late again this morning and I finally figured out why this keeps happening. My right ear has been completely blocked for three days and it is honestly hard to hear. It turns out I sleep on my left side and therefore covering up the only ear I can hear with. Yes, I am complaining about hearing and not hearing.

I've started to plan for my trip home to Scotland in August. Since coming to Japan I've realised that I hardly ever left Glasgow in the 4 years I was there at University. This was mainly due to having no money, working for the whole of the summer and wanting to escape to somewhere sunny instead. However, I've come to realise that Scotland is actually a pretty rocking country for visiting and I'm looking forward to being a tourist. Japan is great and everything but after a year there are only so many shrines and temples you can visit before getting really bored. Of course, this is just a realisation after spending a year away from home yet constantly being asked/telling people about it. I'm not really sure what I'm going to do yet. I'm thinking I might go to the Edinburgh Festival for a few days then hire a car and drive about the Highlands. I fancy visiting some of the islands too... possibly all the whisky ones in the west. There are loads of history sites that I studied and want to visit as well.

I'm really looking forward to the weather as well which might sound strange to any Scottish people reading this. The weather in Scotland is pretty terrible but as long as I don't need to live through it (especially the endless winter) then it's all good. The prospect of a drizzly/breezy August sounds great. Ahhh I can't wait to breathe in that fresh air and admire the mountains/lochs och aye och aye.

Anyway, I'll write something better about Japan and all that when I can be bothered. Possibly something positive.


Noah's dad said...

Craig, I recommend you get that ear looked at so you don't get an infection. Sorry if that means going to the Japanese equivalent of a nursing home/ torture chamber, but ear infections can lead to worse stuff. At least we can look forward to your description of the experience.

Ahoy hoy said...

Hey Noah's dad.

I've read your advice to late and I never went to get it checked. It seems to have went away today but I'll force myself to go if it comes back.

Tell Noah I haven't killed his plants yet. Cheers

Rokxstarr said...

Great blog mate,

Always enjoy reading the reactions of my countrymen who, similar to me, don't live back home.

Ahoy hoy said...


Yer I'd having nothing to write about if I lived at home I reckon. Oh no... I rely on Japan.

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I am a 24 year old Scotsman currently teaching English to Japanese schoolchildren. I live in a small town on the east coast of Kochi prefecture.