Growing up in my family you would never be caught dead wearing shoes in the house. You would also never drag your feet when walking if you wanted to keep your head upon your shoulders. These days I can here my mother saying “stop dragging your feet!” Though it isn’t to me she is speaking. … More When my Mama said “don’t drag your feet.”
Time and time again I have to remind myself that I am beautiful. Knowing and believing this to be true is something that many struggle with. Whether you are male or female, It is a constant silent battle we wage upon ourselves. On the outside we may smile and appear to be radiating confidence; while … More Who can really define beauty? No one!
You would think that being in Japan, living with the people, and being forced to use some Japanese would help anyone pick up the language faster. Well for ALT’s that isn’t always true. I have been trapped in this English bubble and I can’t seem to get it to pop. It is just too damn … More Silver is a day of the week?
Many of the new ALTs in my area have started to feel the stress of culture shock. I am not sure where I stand on the matter. Am I still in the honey moon faze or am I handling everything with ease? What is my deal?? I have been trying to figure out what culture … More It’s a freaking tea party.
I have been rather active at my base school for well over a month now. But when I say active I don`t mean actively teaching. I know, I am in Japan as an ALT and I haven`t even taught a lesson at my main school. Fear not! I have gotten over one of many hurdles … More Getting to know you.
Today I had the honor of being able to help my supervisor correct a portion of the English test. Yes, Amanda was grading. It isn’t hard to do. You have the answers and you check to be sure they match up with the what the student wrote as an answer. Easy. In the states when … More Deep, wrong, red.
Today started with a very sweaty nervous me speaking in front of 550 pairs of innocent but deadly eyes. That is right, today classes began once again, but my school had to make a big fuss over the new ALT. Meaning I had to speak at a welcome ceremony in front of all the students … More And ya bombed it.