Pajama Day

My mom and I have a word for the kind of day where you plan to stay in and get some much needed rest: A Pajama Day. The past few weeks have been so stressful at work, and this is the last week of my current graduate school class, so I had a huge paper […]

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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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The Teacher’s Room Makes Me Crazy

As an introvert, I hate the layout of the teacher’s room. No matter where you go in Japan (and many parts of Asia) though, you will find that open work spaces are the standard. As an introvert, I have so many problems with the spaces I work in but thankfully I am leaving soon, so now I can air […]

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Censorship in Japan

A lot of things on Japanese TV bother me; the lack of channels, the lack of variety, the lack of real content, etc. All of those are mainly based around the fact that Japanese people don’t like to rock the boat too much when it comes to personal opinion. People will never outrightly disagree with […]

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Gone with the Cherry Blossoms

It’s my last day of Spring Break and I’m sad to see it go. I got a lot done and I’m excited for the new school year to start because I know some of my teachers will have moved around and I will have new students at elementary school and my elementary school students will […]

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Casting on as an INFJ

I’ve probably never mentioned this on my blog, but I’m a knitter. I learned how to knit when I was about 16 and in high school. I was having a hard time at school, since I transferred to a magnet school and left all of my childhood friends behind, and by the time I could […]

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Confidence in and out of the Classroom

So recently I have been stressed. I stopped cooking dinner for a while, always getting something on the way home, and the ice cavern that is now my apartment has made anything away from an electric blanket impossible. When my house is messy, my brain doesn’t work right. I had a few last assignments due […]

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Confidence in and out of the Classroom

So recently I have been stressed. I stopped cooking dinner for a while, always getting something on the way home, and the ice cavern that is now my apartment has made anything away from an electric blanket impossible. When my house is messy, my brain doesn’t work right. I had a few last assignments due […]

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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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