On Courage: Being a Gryffindor

Being an expat is exhausting sometimes, and although we expats have moved across the world to live our dreams, we aren’t immune to fear. I’ve been learning lately that it’s okay to be afraid of things, even though I want to present the best me. Recently my boyfriend and I started watching the Harry Potter […]

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Officially a Second Year JET!

Today marks my last day as a first year JET, and we are adding a new ALT to our ranks in my city. That means I will go from teaching at five schools to four. I will have a lot more time with each school, and I will be less busy on a typical day […]

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Grad School (Rainy) Blues

So we are in the home stretch. Two more weeks for me until I have summer break. Which just means that my schools are off for summer break, but I have to help out with eikaiwa and things at the Board of Education because we are getting a new JET in my city. I am […]

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The glove chooses the archer.

Last night we shot a few arrows in kyudo class, but about an hour in, we were FINALLY able to get fitted for our kyudo gear. We tried on hakama (we are getting the skirt kind, though it depends on the dojo because some girls wear hakama that are split into pants at the knee) […]

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Kyudo and K-dramas.

So last Tuesday I had a really rough day at kyudo and honestly didn’t want to blog about it because it was humiliating. But after Friday, it all turned around for me, so I feel like I should include it all. We were shooting all night on Tuesday, and we rotated our order. When I […]

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Kyudo: Past and Present.

So during the time when I still didn’t have internet, I wrote the following post after a night of kyudo class. I had another great experience on Friday the 30th that I will discuss directly following what I wrote two weeks ago. So here you are: Kyudo 5/16 So tonight I went to kyudo thinking […]

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