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Well... that's odd... ((Private))

Matsuzaki-kun... actually bowed to me when class ended? He hasn't said anything to me, either; no sniping, no comments, nothing. Call it a bit of teacher paranoia, but such an unnatural change in such a short period of time doesn't happen without some kind of 'nudge.' Considering how radical the change was, that 'nudge' had to be something dramatic. And then there was the fact that he had his mouth bandaged up... I think I might have to look into this. A thorn in my flesh he's turned out to be, but despite that...

Triumph! ((Public gloating orly))

Well well... it seems like my class had high marks in their mid-term testing. I would say 'unnaturally,' but considering the curriculum I put them through, I suppose it was only natural after all. A pity this will likely not endear me to the Battle Axe, but I'll take comfort in the knowledge that my students are at least a bit more prepared for life after school.

...I'll need all of the comfort I can get, considering the school trips are coming up. Soon.

A taste of home

Forgive a tiny bit of arrogance on my part, but ever since I've arrived here, I've found myself... missing the taste of home, as it were. Green tea is all well and good, but I haven't been able to find any store which sells blended versions. And, of course, I've yet to find a place that sells anything other than... perish the thought... instant coffee. It just isn't the same, and I confess a bit of a craving for what I'm used to.

Would anyone happen to know where I could find either of the two aforementioned items? I would be most appreciative.

Creative Block

Hm... I find myself in a bit of a quandry. While I am the advisor to the Drama Club, I can't think of any particular productions that would be suitable for this Academy. Therefore, as much as I hate to admit it... I'm open to suggestions about what to put on for the fall production. From anyone. Anyone.

There seems to be an increase of the phenomenon known as 'monster parents.' For the uninformed, that would be parents who have an over-inflated opinion of their spawn, and who take great delight and pains in attempting to force the resignation of any individual who dares to attempt imposing order on their rebellious offspring.

Worse yet, a production of "Snow White" was made into a farce, when the parents intervened and demanded their little princesses get the main role. The result was a "Snow White" with approximately twenty-seven Snow Whites on the stage, and not a wicked witch or a dwarf to be seen.

Is this the state of this society? For the record, should I decide on a "Snow White" production for the Theater Club, it will be accurate to the script. No matter what the feedback of these 'monsters' might be.
I will put this as delicately and kindly as I can without ruining the impact of what I am about to say. My dear students, for whom I wish nothing less than success in an increasingly cruel world...

...many of you wouldn't know English if it stabbed you through the heart in broad daylight.

This is unacceptable. Whatever joke of an English curriculum you might have slid by with in the previous year will not be enough in my classroom. If you need private tutoring after school, simply let me know and I will try to accommodate you. If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask. I am here to make sure that you can succeed in a multicultural world, and from what I've seen, most of you would not be able to do so. Some advice for students with particular difficulties.

Amamiya: A picture may be worth a thousand words, but they are worth about ten thousand of yours at your current level.

Matsuzaki: Far be it from me to tell you something, so instead, I will offer a slight hint. You may wish to think twice about that extra credit offer.

[Private] Students, ugh.

The very first homeroom class, my first encounter with class 2-B... starts with a young girl nearly brained by a recalcitrant young man. I know that I had been warned about some of the students, but the very start of the very first class? I fear that this is going to be a long, long year.

God, grant me patience to deal with them and wisdom to judge correctly. And that boy... Remind me that he is one of Your creations when I am tempted to forget that fact.