The Good Shufu – Book Review

This is a memoir of an American woman who takes a job assignment teaching ESL to Asian executives and ends up falling quickly in love with a Japanese man. Their love for one another grows slowly but steadily, despite language and cultural misunderstandings. Often, Tracy, the author, questions whether their relationship will even survive, how […]

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New Job!!

After a long and busy last week at my job, I am finally free to rest, relax, and take a break! I was really unhappy at my job and there were nights when I wished I wouldn’t have to go in and mornings when I really thought about picking up the phone and calling in […]

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First Time Snowboarding!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a few weeks since I went snowboarding! It was an awesome experience, something I’ve always wanted to do. As a girl from the South, I hardly saw snow growing up, and the closest I ever came to snowboarding was sledding down the tiny hill in my backyard on […]

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Taking the TOPIK I

Finally! I experienced the TOPIK for the first time. Some of you might remember that I took the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) in the summer, and that I planned on taking the TOPIK, which is the Korean equivalent. Well, I was finally able to sign up and (after a bit of drama) finished my […]

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