Forward.

Yesterday I rested but now I think I have a cold… probably caught one from someone at the hospital. I went back to school today and had three classes in a row. Most of the kids were okay but my last class is one that always gives us problems. But my teachers were so understanding […]

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Bullying.

Honestly I should have done a post on this a long time ago. It’s about time I tell all of you about my high school days. High school is when I first found out about NEWS. It’s when I met a girl at girl scout camp who told me to read manga and gave me a […]

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Book Haul.

Last weekend, I had a really rejuvenating trip to Kyoto. And the funny thing is, I didn’t exactly do anything important. I mean, I went to a Mayday (Taiwanese rock group) concert in Osaka and it was amazing. More on that in a bit. And then I stayed with a friend in Kyoto and got […]

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Sickness.

I got sick. Again. I was sick last month and it was awful and I usually only get sick once a year or so…. so this is very rare for me. Someone suggested it might have been brought on by stress, and I can agree with that. I spent ALL DAY yesterday writing until my […]

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Opinions.

So I didn’t write much today. I am exhausted and don’t have the energy necessary to propel my story into the climax and out into the ending … I am going to have an ALL DAY writing day on Saturday hopefully, so I can do most of my writing then. I am going to be […]

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Progress.

Yesterday I was too tired to write a proper blog post, so I gave you a quote instead! I spent the day cleaning the house, doing laundry, doing dishes, and what not. I didn’t get much writing done, so I had to make up for that today. I also watched a movie called The Truman […]

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Accomplishments.

Today. Finally. I conquered my fear. My fear of jump roping. Let me start of by saying today was pretty normal until my class before lunch. I walked in knowing they were going to cause trouble, because there are a few kids in there who are loud, but usually they don’t do much other than […]

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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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Blue sky blues.

Today, I started doing introduction lessons again. I really want to be done with these. The students are either hyperactive and ask personal questions I don’t feel like answering… or they are like today: as we say in Japanese – しーーーーーーん。 (silent) So my JTE today is really nice and well meaning but he usually assumes […]

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Beginnings.

The simple things excite me. Meeting someone who shares my interests. Eating delicious food that I cooked for myself. Finding inspiration on an otherwise normal day. I was inspired to make a blog. A real one. I got sick of posting on Facebook because those sorts of updates don’t allow me to free flow think. […]

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