I wrote an entry last week about how the second year students in one of my high schools (Katsuyama) wanted to talk about GACKT in their English lessons with me
I joked that I was going to base the English syllabus around GACKT.
I was at a different high school today, Ochiai, and it was my second lesson with the first years and also my second batch of lessons with my new Japanese colleague, Matsumura (please call me Masa) sensei.
The first lesson last week was my self introduction. GACKT got a whole slide to himself.
Masa, decided he wanted to teach the students the sentence patterns:
I feel happy when I ____________________
She feels sad when she ______________________
I felt happy when I _________________
Because he's very hands on and remarkably well organised (why can't all teachers be like him? He plans activities TO THE SECOND and makes sure that they work like that) he prepared the worksheet for the class.
He wrote some examples:
(And I haven't, it was just an example he wrote)
I've only worked with
Masa for a week and he knows me so well already. He was telling me, on the way to class, that he used to listen to MALICE MIZER when he was in Junior High School. There's a surprising number of men in their late 20s who used to listen to MALICE MIZER, I've discovered.
That means that now, after two weeks of being back at school, GACKT has been mentioned in every single lesson
I've taught. And, as next week will be just more self introductions and this lesson again, he's going to make it to every single lesson in three weeks
I feel like I'm being stalked.
[As an aside, letting the students know that I fangirl for GACKT is actually a good tactic. They all have their own little thing that they love, be it a band, manga or character, and it puts me on their level and makes them more open to me. It's strange, but it works and it works well.]
I have to work tomorrow :-( I don't actually have anything to do, but I have to go anyway. Sucks.