I just got over my cold. It was a rather nasty one. Runny/stuffy nose, with a sore throat, and a horrid cough to match. It was partially my fault that it got as bad as it had, not wearing proper winter wear when running around Hiroshima one day, but damn it I wanted to look … More Can I just say, WE ARE DOOMED!
This winter vacation I decided to do more than just hang out in Yanai doing nothing more then vegging out in front of my computer watching Netflix. Instead I had a wonderful adventure with my man Keisuke. We spent Christmas eve and day in NYC, the Big Apple, doing everything we could fit into two … More How do you measure it’s worth?
Oh the weather outside is frightful~ The other day I saw five whole snowflakes while I was hanging my laundry out to dry. It is a total winter wonderland here. Not even close… Though it has been truly frightful. It is once again the time of year where all the kids get taken out by … More Oh, how I hate going out in a storm…
Today I am sitting at my desk trying to look busy like any typical Wednesday. But there is the added issue of my toes and fingers being cold while my brain is warm with thoughts of holiday goodies. Living overseas away from friends and family can often take its toll during the holiday season. For … More I Got it Bad…
The last post I was a little whinny I will admit. I talked about being cold and how un-worth it it seems to be when there is not a single snowflake around. Well, how about I let you in on how the people of Japan normally turn up the heat! There are quite a few … More Beating the Cold
It is cold. The winter chill has been eating away at my bones for weeks now. I have really lost my thick Minnesota grown skin and my inner heater is running on low. I know I have written in the past that the winters here are not that bad. While back home in the states … More This is no winter wonderland…
The year seems to be dragging on and on. It could be that I am in a rush for this contract year to be over, or it could be the fact that nothing that exciting happens around here. I have been keeping busy. I have been loaded up with extra work that falls under my … More ALT Office Life – The one with the Speech Contest.
Summer has been rough. It is hot as always but you have added to the disgusting weather by making it even harder to keep myself afloat. I have tried to ignore the looks you send my way. I have tried to keep myself from screaming out when I try not to acknowledge that your eyes … More ALT Office Life – Le Sigh
Summer is hot as hell in Japan. The humidity alone is enough to make the thinnest person lose their weight in sweat. Work is boring as all get out but there are a few glimmers of hope mixed into all the sweating and desk sitting; summer English Camps. There are two camps that I have … More ALT Life – English Camp
I have flown on a plane and ridden many a train, but I am back in Yanai after a week and a half long stay in Tokyo. I miss my man so much already. Friday the 4th was our first Kencho meeting of the year. Yes, as an ALT you start your year at the … More “Oh babe, I hate to go”