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
By March, I’d been living in Japan from well over half a year. And while I may not have eaten burgers regularly in the states. There is something about homesickness that mutates your ideals of home. It increases your cravings for things that you’d normally never have but suddenly need. For me, burgers were that… Continue reading March: Burgers, movies, and sake
[produced with the combined annomosity of Elin Gubbin] Step 1: Set a writing task about a famous building. Give varying examples including the Taj Mahal. Result? 90 out of 120 students chose to write about Himeji Castle. Proof read twice, one week of listening to speeches and an uncurrable dislike for Himeji Castle History develops. Step 2:… Continue reading How to kill Himeji Castle in two easy steps!
After a recent walking expedition near my school, I was in search of a potty. Yes, I said potty. No matter which English speaking country you hail from ‘Potty’ is still the most polite way to say it. Any whoziles, I rolled up on a 711 thinking everything was copacetic. I noticed construction was underway… Continue reading Adventures in a squatty potty #2
With this series of blog posts I actually will require you to respond and weigh in with your opinion. I plan to present personal experiences. I really want to know how you would have responded or what you would have done differently. These posts are not for any specific nationality. I want everyone’s opionion and… Continue reading When in Rome? [Episode 1]