Today one of my JTEs (Japanese English teachers) told me that there is a wild monkey who has made its way into our little city, terrorizing those in its vicinity. “It may attack you when you are biking!” she said frantically. (This was especially comforting, as it was only the second time I had successfully ridden the bike to and from school.)

I laughed and replied, “But only if I have food right?”

Silence.

“RIGHT?”

“Anyway, if you find things missing in your apartment, it is the monkey.”

“How would it get into my apartment?!”

She shrugged.

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