Date: August 25, 2003
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: La La Land
Finally! A chance to sit down and properly break in my new journal! I thought I was never going to get a moment to rest!
There is so much to tell that it’s hard to decide where to start! Even with the short notes I was able to jot down on the flights, I’m afraid of forgetting something.
No place to start like the beginning, I guess!
The flight from my hometown to Los Angeles were largely uneventful. A lot of sitting around and reading, with the occasional chat with a stranger. The only person of note was on the very first flight to Atlanta. I was flipping through my translation guide, when the man next to me decided to teach me how to say “Hello!” in [La La language].
I obliged him, but felt terribly uncomfortable the rest of the way. Fortunately, it was a short flight, not even an hour long.
I appreciated his help, but I wasn’t sure how to accept it. But there I go again, being suspicious of any and all guys who talk to me.
I think I would have felt better if he wasn’t so much older than I was. Not OLD old, but definitely not around my age. Forties, maybe?
That was the most eventful thing that happened up until LAX, anyways. When I got there and finally found my gate, I was greeted with a ridiculous amount of other teachers!
To make a long story short, I (slowly) started warming up to some of them, finally getting acquainted with the teachers I’ll be working with in the same city. I was glad to see that there were at least three other girls, along with the two guys I’ll be getting to know!
Now if I had just known about Morty’s fear of live crustaceans before supper tonight, maybe we could have avoided that incident at the night market…
More on that later; I’m dead-tired, and we’re going to have to catch a train to our city in a couple of hours. In fact, I can hear our school’s envoy pounding on the door now..