The Teacher’s Room Makes Me Crazy

As an introvert, I hate the layout of the teacher’s room. No matter where you go in Japan (and many parts of Asia) though, you will find that open work spaces are the standard. As an introvert, I have so many problems with the spaces I work in but thankfully I am leaving soon, so now I can air […]

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Golden Week in Korea

I already posted about the most important thing that happened to me while I was in South Korea over Golden Week, my engagement! But here is all the other cool stuff I did! When I first arrived in Busan, it was about 11am and I was hauling a huge suitcase which weighed about 80lbs. In […]

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Working as a Study Abroad Intern

Currently, I live and work in Japan, but what really sparked my interest in living abroad permanently was my first trip to Japan as a student. Study abroad is so important to me and I hope to make my career helping others travel and study in other countries. Here is something I wrote about my […]

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Birthday Weekend with Dolphins!

My birthday was last Sunday, so my friend came to visit for the weekend. It was nice getting to go out and do things with my friends, since last week was a whole week of sitting at middle school doing nothing. I wasn’t even told that we weren’t having class or that we had entrance […]

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Gone with the Cherry Blossoms

It’s my last day of Spring Break and I’m sad to see it go. I got a lot done and I’m excited for the new school year to start because I know some of my teachers will have moved around and I will have new students at elementary school and my elementary school students will […]

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The Spring Advantage

Pretty soon it will be spring break for me and I will be on vacation with my family! Spring in Japan is always gorgeous and I think it’s safe to say it’s my favorite season. The plum blossoms have already bloomed, and now in Fukuoka we are waiting on the cherry blossoms, which are scheduled […]

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Study As She Goes

I have these weird spurts where my energy will be pulling me in certain directions. For example, sometimes I will be in the mood to do my graduate school work, and other times I will want to watch a Korean drama and tell myself I’m doing listening practice when I really just want to know […]

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Casting on as an INFJ

I’ve probably never mentioned this on my blog, but I’m a knitter. I learned how to knit when I was about 16 and in high school. I was having a hard time at school, since I transferred to a magnet school and left all of my childhood friends behind, and by the time I could […]

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