Another Saturday is quickly approaching. That means I am going to be climbing me a mountain. Yes, you heard me right, a mountain. It is located in the Hiroshima area, to be more specific Miyajima. It is really close to the floating tori gate and apparently the hiking spot is rather popular. So, Taylor (a … More And they call it Mt. Misen.
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 Gonna be lost for a while.
With the changing of the season and especially at this time of year, everyone seems to have gotten sick. Since we have moved into the cooler months of fall, soon to be winter, students and teachers alike have been getting sick. It seems as though no one is safe these days. I always have a … More Mixing the melting pot.
The weekend felt like a week long vacation. Thursday and Friday I was in Yamaguchi for the ALT seminar, and then back to the Yanai area for a high school festival on Saturday. Sunday came and went; two kiwi ALT`s and myself decided to load up and head to Hiroshima for a shopping trip. Then … More Should I call it a vacation?
Something that has been a huge change since I moved to Japan is portion sizes. America, you got it all wrong. I feel that, as an American, we really need to start teaching healthy living. This is something I never really understood. That is until I left the world of go big or go home. … More Call it what you will.
Last Friday was as strange as they come. Normally it would be a day to fear, being that it was Friday the 13th after all, but for some reason it was a day full of surprises. None of which had been bad. It started out like any other Friday, with me not wanting to get … More That day I walked with a rabbits foot in my pocket.
The leaves are finally starting to change and it is becoming more apparent that fall is upon us. November is moving by so fast. It is already the 11th. Feels like it was just Halloween yesterday, but sadly that is not the case. November will be over before I know it. Still, what is yet … More Remember, remember the 5th of November.
Today feels like a Monday but it is already Wednesday. I have the Monday slug, and by that I mean I am sluggish and tired. Yesterday was a holiday, so you think I would be well rested. The holiday was Culture Day! What that really means as a holiday, I am not sure, but regardless … More All was golden when the day met the night.
Over Halloween break I decided to visit friends in Fukuoka. It might not have been a “normal” Halloween but it was well worth the long trip. Though I may have spent a little more than I should on clothes, I stayed within my budget, and seeing good friends made it priceless. I don`t want to … More In this town, don’t we love it now? Everybody’s waiting for the next surprise!
I was waiting for my train to arrive at the station when an old man walked by. He said good morning so I responded in kind. Now this all transpired in Japanese. I guess knowing one word makes me a master of the language because then he went on for a good twenty minutes. All … More The cute old man.