Did you ever want to have a really good stare at someone but found yourself stymied in the mire of socially acceptable behaviour?
Solution – Teaching English as a second language.
For the past two weeks I have been engaged in soul-searingly boring recitation tests regarding a specific hungry lion whose desire to obtain something to eat is thwarted by his own opportunistic avarice.
I am hardly in a position to criticize the literary value of this story but my initial impressions are that it is preachy, oversimplified, one-sided, and it began to jar my soul each time I listened to it after the one hundredth reading.
The up side – Spending one on one time with my students and getting a real good look at each and every one of them.
At this very moment there are over 1400 students that I could theoretically call “My students”. With such a vast number of students it is completely understandable that I do not know the vast majority of them.
The interview tests, as I said, have allowed me to get a real good luck at them and even match a few names to faces.
The overwhelming conclusions are as follows: They have giant ears.
Giant may be an oversimplification. Their ears are huge, huge like if you or I (who I am supposing have regular and proportionate auditory appendages) held croissants to the sides of our heads.
Being first grade junior high school students aged 12-13 it would seem that they have not fully grown into their ears yet.
End result of the overwhelming conclusion – Giant ears on small Japanese school children are cute in a way that warms you.