You can guess how doing a lot of traveling would affect an introvert, right? And before you say “Christina, you aren’t an introvert!” Let me stop you. I like to think of myself as an introvert with extroverted qualities. Can I talk to random people that I meet in public? Yes, of course. Do I… Continue reading August & September ’17: Kobe Winery, Himeji Castle Beer Garden, and Hibernation
Today I’d like to travel back to a magical time. I use the word ‘magical’ because this month encompassed and embodied my dreams for traveling the world. I’m sure, if you’ve read some of my other blog posts then you know a bit about why I enjoy traveling or even why it was/is my dream… Continue reading July 2017: Okinawa, India and my golden birthday!
Lets continue this open letter to my favorite starchy veggie, sweet potato or いも. One thing that I really loved about the high school that I taught at for my two years while living in Japan was the treats. Someone was always traveling to one place or another and bringing back omiyage (souvenirs). And if… Continue reading Love letter for いも [Episode 4]
Lets do some time traveling, eh? Are you ready? We’re going back to June 2017 to relive some cool memories and get this blog on track to being up to date. Consider this the second resurrection. I’m not sure if I’ve mention this or not but I have a few sets of parents. Of course,… Continue reading June: Tottori, Somen and more pancakes
I want to dedicate this blog post to my Japanese mom and friend. They are awesome companions and are always up for adventuring with me. May was a slow month. Not too many exciting things happened. My Japanese mom’s birthday was in May so we planned to surprise her by taking her to Himeji Rose… Continue reading May: Himeji Rose Garden, Japanese pancakes and Hawaiian omiyage
It’s no secret that Imo (sweet potato) holds a special place in the heart of my stomach. Most of the teachers that work near me participate in what I like to call Imo culture. This Imo culture includes the exchange of new and long loved Imo products and trinkets. On this episode of “Love letter… Continue reading Love letter for いも [Episode 3]
April was probaly my second favorite month of this year! Spring was poppin’, cherry blosoms were poppin’, tuliups were poppin’. All of nature was dressed to the nines and ready to party. But the best reason that April was my second favorite month was because of Legoland. A new Legoland opened in Nagoya! As you… Continue reading April: Onsen, Legoland Japan, and cherry blossoms!
In today’s episode lets take a look at some social behaviors. It’s common practice in the U.S. that when first arrive at work you are given a few minutes to settle in. However, that is not the case here in Japan. For one, the teachers room consists of over 80 desks lined up in rows… Continue reading When in Rome? [Episode 2]
Reason #1 why I tell people that I love いも。A very nice lady ( the P.E. teacher that sits kitty corner to me) brought me いも treats today! Dried いも sticks. According to her, once you start eating them its hard to stop. I believe it and will test this theory and get back to you. Post… Continue reading Love letter for いも [Episode 2]
Everyday, I sit across from the sweetest person. She would always smile at me. This is proof that a smile transcends language barriers. So I’d say good morning in Japanese and she would always respond. Overtime, I learned from another coworker that she wanted to practice speaking English. It was through these attempts to… Continue reading Shodo Kohai しょどこはいCalligraphy junior