work-a-holic..?

Posted: February 2, 2011 in Tadaoka
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2011年2月2日

Today was the 3rd day of tests for my 3年生の生徒 and so my 3rd day without class. Well, except for Monday when I went to 小学校 with 神前先生 to give an introductory lesson to a 6th grade class which was so much fun and made me want to teach at 小学校 even more!
Anyway, today, the clock turned 4pm and I was helping marking the English test papers, but then my JTE said, ‘ok, lets leave the rest until tomorrow’ and she went home. I don’t know why, but I really didn’t feel like going home at 4, even though that’s my finish work time. I really would have preferred to stay there until 6pm as long as I had finished marking the papers and tallying up the scores.

So today reminded me of my high school dream to be a work-a-holic. When I was in year 11 or 12 (or both) I wanted to be like my mum, a work-a-holic. That meant, waking up early, working business hours, coming home about 6ish, preparing dinner, watch some tv and then go to bed. I think I wanted this lifestyle because even though mum worked hard, she earnt a lot of money back in the day.

People say that money doesn’t make you happy, but I think ‘sometimes, money actually does make you really happy’.

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Comments
  1. Leslie says:

    I was in a reading-a-blog mood and realised that you submit your blog to the Japan Blog List (http://www.japanbloglist.com/) to get more readers because your blog is awesome. XDD
    http://www.japanbloglist.com/2007/10/welcome-to-japan-blog-list.html

  2. I understand the workaholic-ness for money. And more wealthy people are shown to be more happy because they have more peace of mind.

    Well that’s what I reckon anyway.

    But don’t you think that if you work too much, despite all the money, you’ll be so bored and restless?

    • epiktravels says:

      To answer your question in 1 word. No.
      Working, working, travelling, working.. spending, spending.. it’s a vicious cycle!
      (Though, I don’t get paid overtime at my current job… T_T )

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