My base school officially ends summer break and classes begin again tomorrow, 9/1/2015. What do I expect? Nothing for me yet. Though school will be back in session classes will only be held in the morning. This is so that students can practice for this weekend. Why would they need time to practice? This Saturday … More Just around the corner.
I have been blogging on Tumblr, but I feel that some of my written posts are to wordy for tumblr alone. So, I set out on the adventure of searching google and reading random posts about blogs. Through that I have found my way to wordpress. I am looking forward to writing more and will transfer … More My first post.
Language is important. It is one of the main ways people communicate and is used differently throughout ones entire life. Yet, I seem to be loosing it and I barley started to use it. Using English and losing English. That is what is happening. I have been communicating through what has become the true form … More Language.
Waking up in the morning a little groggy, but still aware enough to stagger my way to the bathroom I find my way. After that common ritual, I move to the next task. I sigh as I move over to the sink to wash away the grime from my hands. I attempt to wake myself … More Damn
I am currently expiring what is my first Typhoon. The rain has stopped and the strong winds are rolling in. I am not worried or scarred. More excited really. I got to walk in the rain like a boss this morning. I beat other teachers (the four of us that came in today) and I … More When the storm rolls in, the crazy go out and play.
We all know there are those who we click with instantly, those who take a little time to fully understand and then there are those who will always just fall short. And when word finally got out for our prefecture assignments every JET, current or new, was thinking ‘what ALT will it be this time?’ … More Those ALTs…
I have been placed at Yanai High School; it is also my base school. I have two other schools that I will visit. I sadly have only been to the other schools once each and it wasn’t even a whole day, just a visit. So what does this mean? Nothing really. I just am a … More High School
For the last two days I have been at an English camp just one city over from Yanai, Obatake. It was two fun filled days of Engrish and confusion. I loved it. The students that attended the camp had been of all different levels. We had middle school first years all the way up to … More Yes, yes, YES!
One thing that has stood out to me about many of the Japanese people, is that they remind me of Minnesotans. They always end up commenting about the weather. So it has been hot and humid here. Like my face will melt off, hot and humid. It is obvious to everyone, but they still comment … More They are just so Genki.
Wednesday, July 29th, I first arrived in Yanai city. This city will officially be my new home for the next year, and possibly more. But it has only been one week since that day and boy… What a week it has been. How would I describe my first few days? Hell-a confusing. I find this … More Just a Week