TTMIK Challenge

  So I started buckling down on my Korean studies. Since I am a self learner for all the languages I study, I have a set of things I know work for me. If these are helpful to you, let me know! I learn by ear but Korean has proven harder than expected. I mainly […]

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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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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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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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Exhiliration.

YES! YES YES YES YES YES! I DID IT! I managed to catch up to all you fire breathing dragons (not to be confused with suck dragons) who did what you were supposed to or a heck of a lot more and I past that little bar on NaNoWriMo last night as I broke into […]

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Books.

This is my first, but definitely won’t be my last post about books. I have a disease. I cannot walk into a bookstore without buying something. Or at the very least, without taking note of something to get next time. This used to be easy for me when I lived in Kyoto. I had a […]

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