Yanai High School was buzzing all morning. Teachers had been hassling to and fro setting up for the information session for the incoming first years. Current students where at school practicing and preparing to promote their clubs to new students. While everyone had their assigned task I remained free to roam about, like usual. The … More New Faces (Part 1)
Growing up I wasn’t like most girls. I didn’t do all the girly things most did. So when it came to the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC it wasn’t my thing. I didn’t swoon over boy groups or go crazy for the Spice Girls. I did listen to pop music but only if it was on the … More Once Upon a Dream
This weekend was a bustle of good food, people, and an abundance of surprises. There was a festival in my city, a spring concert put on by my high school students, and a fun adventure in Hiroshima. Let’s recap the weekend. Saturday wasn’t so busy. The night before was a teachers party. Some of the schools staff … More Weekend Festivities
Looking into the mirror can be disheartening. I see all the faults I have unfairly deem unfaltering. Every fatty roll mixed with every blemish, disgusting. It is all I ever see and makes the battle for who I am and who I think I should be an endless mind game. I know I am not … More Reflections
Sometimes working in an office can be hell on earth. Other times it is filled with silly banter. This situation happens to be one of the silly fun times. The day started out normal. Nothing fancy going on, but it was a day when students did not have classes scheduled. Only the sports clubs had … More The Rock
I sit at my desk watching the steam rise seductively from a light blue paper cub. The dance is taunting me as I sit at my desk. The coffee that I watch is not my own, but the craving for its sweet caffeine is deafening. The hunger out ways the knowledge that it is just … More Pass or Fail?
The night had been restless. Sleep was a light one. No amount of deep calming breaths would help slip me deeper into slumber. Night came and went. My nerves tingled with worry of the uncertain day ahead. I was jolted awake by the sound of my iphone 6 vibrating against the wooden surface of the … More Post 5k
Well, it is already Thursday. That means there is only three days left until the Ube marathon. To be exact it is 3 days 1 hours and 48 minutes (from this moment in time). Yes I am counting down. It isn’t very far away. The pressure is starting to weigh heavily on my shoulders. I … More It might be nothing to you, but to me…
Dear Rainy Day Drivers, Hello. You don’t know me, but I happen to know you rather well. You are the ones who get to sit in your nice dry car all cozy and warm on a rainy day like today. You are either on your way to work or some various household chore. Let’s be … More Rainy Day Drivers
Warning: today’s blog post might not be the most interesting of posts, but then again how many of my posts really are. Anyway… This weekend was filled to the brim with hanging out with fellow ALTs and random happenstances. Over all it was fun weekend. I blame it on the wonderful weather the past few days. … More A bunch of happenstances.