I had a 4-hour shift straight away after haven't come in for a while, but it went smoother than expected. I learnt a lot about Japanese and Japan again too, like its history, interesting places to visit, and so on. I hope I actually end up teaching everyone interesting things as well about English!
I was surprised to hear the US seems to be a nice place to study abroad to, being a bit of an escape from Japan's so-called rigid lifestyle. I have to admit we tend to be somewhat more flexible in the West, but it has its disadvantages, too! Especially in Belgium, some (a lot of?) people don't do their job properly at all, which causes much frustration sometimes. In other words, I still love being in Japan personally!