Attending a Japanese Wedding

So when I first came to Japan, I was a high school student and I found a summer language program with AFS Intercultural Programs that allowed me to stay with a host family. I was placed in a city in Fukuoka Prefecture called Kurume and loved every minute of it. As an only child, it […]

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Winter Blues… Already??

Well, winter sure came fast. Japan pretty much skipped fall this year. The leaves hadn’t even really gotten a chance to change, and it’s already too cold to leave my house without a coat. Last year around this time, my friend and I were starting to feel the winter blues, so we started preparing for […]

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A (Sickly) Sweet Weekend

My boyfriend Junkyu came to visit this weekend! We had a long weekend in Japan, so even though he arrived on Saturday afternoon, we had three days to spend together before he had to go back to Korea. He got sick the week before he came, and I (half-jokingly) told him that he better not […]

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Halloween Parties and Staff Trips

Last Friday, I left with my Board of Education staff on our annual trip. Last year, we went to Oita and had dinner on a riverboat. This year we went to Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture. We drove a little over an hour or so and crossed the massive bridge connecting Kyushu to Honshu. The hotel we […]

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