The day after Tanbara was Higashi’s closing ceremony. Currently the gym is under construction, so we held it outside… in the sun… and the heat… omg I almost died! Especially since I was formally dressed and in black. Even my feet were burning! Luckily it wasn’t TOO long!

Some of the kids got too hot and had to hit the shade. Even the teachers were hot! Luckily everyone wanted to be out of the sun fast, so things went pretty quickly for a ceremony!

Awards were given to the teams that had won them, and then it was my turn.

I did a quick speech in Japanese and English, got a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, then took myself off to the sides again to wait for the ending, which luckily came soon after that. Whew! And here I thought the gym would be hot!