Sunday, April 23, 2006

In the News

Well, had a rough night last night. Caitlin woke up at 2:00 am with terrible stomach pains and was then vomiting. After 2 hours of intense pain (worse than her throat aches even) we went to the ER with the gallant translating help of resident tutor Akiko-san who lives on our floor. By 6:00 we had her back in bed, where she is now—without pain and cheerfully recovering. We can only guess it was some sort of food poisoning or other though she hadn’t eaten anything suspicious all day. Amazingly, however, the whole ER trip with anti-nausea medicine came to about $84 and we were reimbursed almost $60 of that by the health insurance! At least we know how to get to the hospital now, let’s just hope it doesn’t happen again.

Also in the news, we just got our Alien Resident Cards! This means we are official gaijin (foreigners). It also means I can go to the Immigration Authority on Monday and apply for my work permit. There are a slew of private language schools in the area I can apply at in addition to offering private tutoring and editorial services.