There it is lurking over my shoulder once again.
This Christmas will be the third one without you.
Well… I am alive. The run was not as smooth as I was hoping. For the life of me I could not steady my breath to an even pace. With a rasping short intakes of breath I sounded as though I was dying, but even in death I kept on running. In the end my … More Post-Relay, 柳井駅伝
This relay might just kill me. Monday I got the nerve to find my starting point for the relay race this coming Sunday. Well I found where I will be waiting for runner #1 to pass me the sash. But then I had the bright idea ‘why not give it a shot.’ Yeah, I tried … More PRE-Relay, 柳井駅伝
Every year school does an end of the year party, 忘年会 (bounenkai). My base school goes on a trip every other year. This year happened to be a trip year. The place voted on was Kobe, a five hour trip away from our little town of Yanai. Long, but worth it. Early morning on Saturday … More ALT Office Life – Kobe
The other day two teachers from school and I went out for lunch. Since it is test time for the students teachers will sneak away during lunch time to grab something more appealing than their everyday teachers bento. I have been carted around to various places during test weeks for lunch during my time here … More Playing Hooky
The school heaters have finally been placed in the teacher’s office. That means that NY sensei (let’s just call him that for reasons of not using his real name) can have his girlfriend back. Yes you read that correctly, girlfriend. NY sensei and I banter around a bit, throwing jokes at one another. It keeps … More ALT Office Life – The Winter Lover
The other day I got visit the Tabuse Special Needs School once again. I had the opportunity to visit once earlier this year, sometime in June, but to be able to visit again was just as heart warming as the first time. This time around I would with different levels then I had last time. … More The Smiles of Living Angels