The earthquakes aren't history yet. Our city has been shaken over sixteen times since this morning, and I felt quite a big one during my lesson. My colleagues rushed out of their classrooms on the spot like I did, but our little students didn't seem to be agitated by the sudden strike. This isn't good at all. We should be aware of impending crisis around the clock, but too many tremors paralyze us. How much longer should we wait for solid life just like before?
When I threw a question about impression of others today, one of the students guessed and said that I looked like a person who never failed to have natto (fermented soybeans) on my breakfast plate. Wow. I was a bit stunned because his hunch was quite right. How did he know? I wondered. Do I look like a healthy or sticky person before my students? I'd never been shaky at any comments on my surface, but hearing what he said today aroused mixed feelings in me. Why natto? Why?