Living in Japan has it pros and its cons. One huge plus is that I am making a rather nice amount of money a month for my current job, but I have to wire money home to pay bills. But money is not the best reason; I mean it totally is the fact that I … More Damn, I make good lemonade.
Lessons, lessons, oh and hey more lessons. That is my normal every day during a workweek. Though there can be a day here and there that I find myself not teaching a lesson or two. When I get a free day, I hop right into planning more lessons. Now if you think I am good … More Learning the basics.
The leaves are changing; the air is starting to get crisp with the scent and chill of autumn. The people are harvesting their crops and closing up their homes in preparation for the winter weather that will be coming in a short few months. Though Yanai doesn’t have as many trees within the city, the … More I turned in my golden fields, just to see a different kind of gold.
“Amanda-sensei today in class you used a strange word.” “What does that word mean?” “Could you explain why you always use the word remember and not memorize?” These are just a few of the questions I get ask by my teachers. They are getting funnier as the days go by. I often have been caught … More Get funky with it.
Waking up in Japan daily has been a bliss. Some days I feel like I am on a honeymoon with just myself. Other days I feel blessed just for getting to be with all the amazing people I have met here. Each day is similar to the last. Yet, they are so different. Students have … More When you wake up happy.