Fireworks festivals are so well known throughout Japan. Various cities have big events and shows that draw hundreds and thousands of people. Even Gifu prefecture has fireworks! Although I wasn’t back in Japan in time to attend any of the other fireworks festivals, like Kyoto and Gifu City, I did attend the Maze Fireworks Festival.… Read More Maze Fireworks Festival
Part 2 will be filled with info about the last 2 days of my Tokyo/Yokohama trip. Because we missed out ongoing to the Cup Noodles Museum, we figured we could make it the next day around noon. So that morning we tried to make our way to the famous Tsukiji Market. When we got there…it… Read More Celebrating Golden Week (part 2)
During spring break, my friends and I decided to venture to the heat and spend about 11 days in Thailand. One week prior to our departure, 2 friends came to Kanayama for a week’s visit–we hiked Mt. Mitsumine, ate lovely dinners with 2 different families, had a traditional green tea (まっちゃ）ceremony, visited the megaliths, and… Read More Spring Break in Thailand
(I really got to get better at posting more often…) As those of you who have been following posts know, I am currently working as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan. I work with preschoolers all the way up to junior high students. One thing I’ve added to my plate is teaching adults. Back in… Read More Adult English Classes
Of course I miss my friends and family. Those are the things that you can’t replace, but you’ll always know that they will be there for you no matter what and no matter the distance. But this post is about things I’ve noticed I was so used to having and doing in America that I… Read More Oh the things you miss when living abroad!
This is my first official post from Japan! I’ve finished my first week of class observations and just finished my first week of teaching English by myself. All the classes and schools have their own personalities. Some are very energetic, while others are more timid–understandably since they are still getting to know me. My English… Read More こんにちは
If you are interested in some recent travels I’ve taken and give you a glimpse into what I might be writing like and about, please follow this link and look at my posting in my other blogsite “FearNot.ComeWhatMay.” http://ktnuw12daysgoneby.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/a-glimpse-into-shanghai-china/ By clicking the link above, you’ll read about my short traveling adventure to Shanghai, China, as… Read More A Pertinent Previous Posting