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]
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!
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
It’s no secret that I love sweet potato. I blame my mom for this. She raised me on sweet potatoes and candied yams. This affinity for imo (いも), as its known in Japanese, has only grown in Japan. There are so many different varieties of sweet potato and they each have distinct flavors and qualities.… Continue reading Love letter for いも [Episode 1]
February is one of those words that I always hate trying to spell. My pronunciation is way off and it throws my spelling sometimes. But this is just random information or rather an excuse or explanation (depending on your perspective) on why its taken me so long to write a post about the events that… Continue reading February: Festivals, museums, and awesomeness
So, a few posts back, I talked about the things that I wanted to accomplish in this new year. It mostly had to do with checking things off my bucket list, living fearlessly, and believing that the word “impossible” is subject to personal opinion. As a child my mother exposed me to many different types… Continue reading January: Bass Lessons