Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Senpai noticed me!

....Or actually kind of the other way around >-<

I was at club Camelot and I saw a guy that I thought was really cute, so I tried to "nampa" him in Japanese, but he didn't seem interested at all. I told him I worked at an Eikaiwa and he said that he needed an English teacher and would pay for private lessons. Our first lesson was at 10pm, which sounds kind of shady but that was what time he finished work and most of my lessons are in the evenings as I teach mostly businessmen.

Emi's uncle was in Japan so he insisted taking us drinking, I said I would only have a drink but we ended up doing Nomihoudai and going to a bar afterwards so....By 10pm it was safe to say that I was battered, I thought better of teaching this student but it was pretty early still and he was at the next station in Shinjuku.
When I arrived I apologized for drinking, so he said we could do the lesson at a cafe or something, but I said as a joke "Let's do nomihoudai!" and we ended up going to a fancy Izakaya and doing more all-you-can-drink. The lesson actually went really well, his English wasn't bad but it wasn't amazing either, we laughed a lot and he ordered me like a banquet of food so I was pretty happy. Before I left he asked me what kind of guy I liked and I said "I like gentlemen" and we left on that.
We spoke a lot over LINE to help with his English and then arranged another lesson date. That date I actually went to an Izakaya with Emi and did Nomihoudai again >-< the problem was, it was supposed to be a double date but....My date didn't show up! So it was just me at the Izakaya with Emi and her date. Needless to say, LINE messaged my student quickly and told him to join us, so at least if I was teaching him, I wouldn't be on my own.

When he arrived he immediately wrapped his scarf around me because it was cold and took my bag, he really hit it off with Emi and her date and it ended up being less off a lesson and...More of a double date. I asked him why he was learning English and he said "To win your heart!" which I thought was incredibly cute and cheesy! and he arranged to take me on a proper date.

For that date he rented a car and took me to Kanagawa, he bought me delicious Yakiniku and took me to a mountain where there is live music playing and a giant radio tower. From the tower you could see the ocean and the city below, it was so beautiful!

Then after that date, he would keep asking me to meet him after work to go to an Izakaya or sushi restaurant and we would eat lots of food. I got to try so many delicious things like Sushi Zanmai and horse sashimi!

We even got to go on more double dates with Emi and Tei!

He is trying really hard to fit the "gentleman" image that I said I like..It's the first time in Japan that I have been so serious about someone so...We will see how it goes!


Daichan wrote me a lovely letter in Japanese asking me to be his girlfriend. After lots of sitting in front of a dictionary translating it, I cheated and asked my work friend for the specifics. The notable points were "between us there are many cultural differences, but I believe we can break that wall together" and "I will protect you" which I thought was really sweet.

After numerous dates and horsing around, he is taking me to Disney Land for my birthday, so I couldn't be happier! I have always been such a softie when it comes to love...I guess that's what happens when you grow up with Disney films!


  1. so cute!!!! do you speak fluent japanese? I've been wanting to be an english teacher in japan but i dont know.... well anyways hopefully everything will turn out ok! good luck!!!!