Living in the huge yet rural prefecture that is Yamaguchi it is often hard to find the comforts of home. And what I mean by that is a quick easy cup of coffee. Yeah, I am talking about chain coffee shops like Starbucks and what have you. Good luck finding that in this place. Okay, … More Is it really to much to ask for?
The weekend what full of drinking, eating, and more drinking. It all started on Friday night at a teachers party only only the first year teachers, but it moved right into the early hours of Saturday morning. Later that day I would get to party all over again. This time for the leaving ALTs within … More Saying Goodbye
It is rainy season currently in Japan. Most days the weather is mild and there are not many full on rain storms, just misty, cloudy, and humid weather. Yesterday didn’t happen to be one of those days. The other night was a rather strong rain storm. The wind was strong and the rain came down … More After a Rain Storm
Since the post “If I go back” I have been ask by several people if I would want to stay in Japan forever. I have been thinking about it a lot these days. Would I be able to drop everything I had dreamed about doing? Can I leave family and friends behind to start all … More What I mean to say is…
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of being able to try out a Japanese onsen or bath house. It was my first time to go and the experience itself was great! It was relaxing and purify. Everyone came together for the same purpose, to bathe and relax. Honesty no one gave a hoot … More There I was, pale and naked for all to see.
Recently a group of ALTs got together for a girls night from Yamaghuchi prefecture. It was a great night spent eating and drinking to much. Then dancing and/or singing the night way. This all took place in Hiroshima city, our next door neighbor. During the trip many of us started the conversation “If I go … More “If I go Back”
I recently posted some useful advice about the next few steps for JET and becoming a new incoming ALT. I know I touched on the subject of packing when I stated that over packing clothes is a rather useless endeavor. What about everything else? Here are some tips on things you should think about packing: … More Packing with ALT Senpai
For numerous people the days are counting down to the first big meeting of new incoming JET participants. Packing has likely been a total mess. Heck what does one even call the essentials anymore. Stress and worry are peaking as time comes down to the wire. So many questions, so many uncertainties. Many participants are excited … More A Little Advice from a ALT Senpai