Saturday, February 24, 2007

My New Nithgttime Job

Last week was the second week at my new nighttime job. In mid February, I started working at a private school from 5 pm to 9 pm, 4 days a week, as an office clerk. (They have night classes.) Unlike the days in the kitchen at an izakaya or a kaiseki place, the work at the school is not physically demanding, and I can go home a lot earlier. Friday night used to be the hardest night and I was never able to get out until after 10:30 pm, but now I can have a late-night supper around 9 or 9:30 pm in my room, watching TV. Although I have made several mistakes that I’m supposed to make in the beginning of any kind of job, my boss and his wife don’t seem to be thinking about kicking me out YET. What’s more, they said that I could bring the goodies I bake to school events such as Christmas party or Halloween party, and share them with the students and the colleagues. That's exactly what I've been dreaming of! So… I guess I’m lucky to have found this job.
posted by obachan, 2/24/2007 01:47:00 PM


Congrats on the new job, Obachan! It's definitely nice to get home earlier. I think they're the lucky ones, being able to sample you home-baked goodies!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 2/24/2007 2:11 PM  
Very happy for you, Obachan. It IS good to come home earlier and kick of your shoes and relax after a hard days work. Good Luck on your new job.
commented by Blogger Blue Skies, 2/25/2007 12:07 AM  
Yay! Congrats on your new job. I am very happy for you!! Sounds like you are going to enjoy this new job:) BTW I think your watercolour is lovely. Dreamy and relaxing.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 2/25/2007 3:05 AM  
Best of luck on the new job, it sounds like a goood fit for you. But...Oh, I'm green with envy! All I get are the mouthwatering pictures and they will actually get to eat your goodies. Darn, darn, darn!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 2/25/2007 5:31 AM  
Congratulations obachan, looks,like you have more time to indulge in your passion for cooking. Looking forward to more "wows" from you
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 2/25/2007 9:33 AM  
Thanks. Actually getting home earlier means less payment, but I’m not going to complain. At this moment, with Pinoko in my stomach, taking it easy is more important than earning more money.
About sampling my home-baked goodies: they could be the lucky ones – or guinea pi… Ahem! Ahem!

blue skies
Yeah, coming home early makes me feel good, though the work is not really hard now.

To be perfectly honest, me and my colleague are already aware that there’s a dark cloud above the horizon, but we decided not to worry too much about it at this point. You know how they don’t tell everything to the new recruits at the interview or during the first couple of weeks.
BTW, thanks for taking a look at my watercolors. They are not as good as your works, but I guess I cannot quit that hobby completely.

Thanks, but let me tell you this: Some things are better kept in the imagination only. ;)

Thank you. Yeah, more time to indulge in cooking/eating/drinking… AHHHHHHHHH dangerous!! :O
commented by Blogger obachan, 2/25/2007 1:39 PM  
Dear Obachan,
Kampatei from Malaysia.
You have lots of exciting luck coming your way.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 2/26/2007 3:22 PM  
Thank you. Yeah, looks like 2007 is going to bring me a lot of changes. It is exciting.
commented by Blogger obachan, 2/26/2007 11:05 PM  
Congratulations on the new job, Obachan!! It's so good to hear that you've got a new job to the new year, and I'm sure everyone at the school would look forward to your many treats again and again once they've had the pleasure of trying them. :)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 2/27/2007 9:29 PM  
Thank you, j*me. It's so nice of you to say that.
I don't know how much they'd love my home-made sweets, but at least my 2 colleagues said that they liked my kumquat citrus financier.
commented by Blogger obachan, 3/01/2007 10:31 PM  

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