Change.

Yesterday was perfect. I have had so many bad days leading up to that one, that I almost couldn’t believe how well the day went. Everything was perfect. I woke up and started off to school, and the postman was waiting outside for me to sign for a concert ticket I had ordered. The ticket […]

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Weekend.

So today is Halloween! Yay! I wore a Jack O’ Lantern scrunchy and gave my students halloween stickers in one class. Most of my other JET friends were allowed to go all out and dress up, and I might be allowed to do that next year, but today was the day one of our student-teachers […]

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NaNo me this.

I love National Novel Writing Month. The beginning of November became something to both look forward to and to fear immensely for me ever since I discovered NaNoWriMo. I had always dreamed of being a writer, and I filled notebooks after school as I sat in the grass on a hill waiting for my parents […]

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Slam Poetry.

So tonight I found myself consumed with watching slam poets.  If none of you have ever heard of the Louder than a Bomb documentary, go check it out now. I watched the documentary about a year ago, and I fell in love with slam poetry, but I never really did anything about my love for […]

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Level up.

So this will be a short post. Last week I had a really bad day one day when everything kind of culminated at once. I have just come into a new teaching situation, I rotate 5 schools, dozens of teachers, and thousands of students. It has been so stressful, and on top of that, I […]

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Mood.

I’ve been talking with other JETs lately, and especially we first year JETs are going through that ‘I have all these problems that I don’t know how to fix’ stage. It isn’t necessarily because we have to or even should fix things that happen at school or in our lives as we live abroad teaching […]

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Great expectations.

So. Where to start? I guess I can rant about the expectations surrounding ALTs anytime, so I will do that at the end. First I will talk about today. So yesterday was the beginning of Typhoon Danas. It pretty much went right over us starting last night and it ended around this afternoon. Yesterday school […]

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Books.

This is my first, but definitely won’t be my last post about books. I have a disease. I cannot walk into a bookstore without buying something. Or at the very least, without taking note of something to get next time. This used to be easy for me when I lived in Kyoto. I had a […]

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