Today was the last day of Golden Week, the hellish week where every single Japanese person gets a week off of work. Normally owarai comedians, being based in an industry predicated on the leisure dollars of the employed masses, are incredibly busy on vacation weeks like this one but I, after a string of gig cancellations and whatnot, was not.
Unfortunately, I also happened to catch a cold this week so I spent most of today layign around my small Japanese apartment feeling very sorry for myself. I did get out for a walk (mainly just so my Apple Watch would stop yelling at me to exercise) but with it being the last day of Golden Week, my usual park of choice was supercrowded with families of people who either didn’t get out on their week of vacation or people who came back from their vacation a bit early. It was not, unfortunately, all that relaxing.
Also, a kid ran over my foot with a tricycle.
Tomorrow brings the return of the working week and I have an English lesson first thing in the morning to get things started off right. It’s my first lesson with a relatively higher up guy within the Yoshimoto corporate structure so we’ll just have to see how it goes.