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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Those pesky goals…

At the beginning of this year, I was optimistic that my whole life would change for the better in the course of 12 months. I would move to Korea, get out of my long-distance relationship and start a “real” one where my fiancé and I could go on dates to exciting places on the weekends. […]

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All the Furniture!!!

Exhaustion wiped me out yesterday… I suddenly got a call last week saying my visa number was issued, which meant I had to go to Japan to get my visa for Korea put into my passport…The next day. I scrambled to write a paper for grad school, pack up my things, and set my alarm […]

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