It has officially been once year since I have arrived in Japan. Crazy how time flies. Though the feeling of it being one year is like a dream. Still too short, and yet so much has happened. I have traveled, met up with old friends, made new ones, and learned so much about myself and … More One Year
It is summer time in Japan. The weather is hot and the sun, with all its UV glory, is scorching. Even though it is hotter than hell, this time of year is known to be a very important. Why? Well, dear reader, it is because it is high school baseball season. It is time for … More Baseball Blues
Festivities are always a big event for high school students no matter what country they are in. While in America those festivities are often homecoming, prom, sports games, and various other events (getting drunk out in the woods somewhere), there are still fun events and activities that happen within the more rigid structure of Japanese high … More Busy Week of Festivites
I have been thinking about the way we recap stories to one another as ALTs here in Japan. A lot of the these stories, now that I have been thinking about it, are not as well played out as we tell them to be. My new found humor with this comes from the stories where an … More Aren’t We Technically Lying?
It was a Friday afternoon when I promised to go to the boys practice baseball game. Before that there had been several games that I have attended if there is time during the weekends. What makes this impressive is that I also travel to see these practice games as well. Very few people do that. … More Should Have Asked the Team Manager
I have talked several times about my supervisor Sumitomo-sensei. She the most wonderfully loving and caring personality. Yes, she has her silly spells of awkwardness and being a little ditsy, but that never overshadows how great of a person she is. One of my favorite quirks about her is her insatiable sweet tooth. She loves … More Until my teeth fall out or rot.