Celebration.

So yesterday I didn’t get any more wordage into my WIP. But I was ahead so I let myself relax for the rest of the day and it was nice. Today I went to a party! So I am kind of (extremely) obsessed with a group called NEWS. When I was in high school, I […]

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Weekend.

So today is Halloween! Yay! I wore a Jack O’ Lantern scrunchy and gave my students halloween stickers in one class. Most of my other JET friends were allowed to go all out and dress up, and I might be allowed to do that next year, but today was the day one of our student-teachers […]

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Level up.

So this will be a short post. Last week I had a really bad day one day when everything kind of culminated at once. I have just come into a new teaching situation, I rotate 5 schools, dozens of teachers, and thousands of students. It has been so stressful, and on top of that, I […]

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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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Great expectations.

So. Where to start? I guess I can rant about the expectations surrounding ALTs anytime, so I will do that at the end. First I will talk about today. So yesterday was the beginning of Typhoon Danas. It pretty much went right over us starting last night and it ended around this afternoon. Yesterday school […]

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Lunchtime.

I am going to let you all in on a little secret. I have a problem with food. No, not that kind of problem. I am nowhere near obese and probably never will be. I love to eat, but I can’t eat crazy amounts. See, I am really self-conscious when I eat around people. I’m not […]

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Breaking away.

So this week has been クレイジー as we say in Japanese. Let me start with this weekend. Friday night I got to watch a three hour special of Music Station, a show where they host artists who just put out music recently, and have them perform. They also do events, and last Friday’s was a flashback, […]

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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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