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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Study As She Goes

I have these weird spurts where my energy will be pulling me in certain directions. For example, sometimes I will be in the mood to do my graduate school work, and other times I will want to watch a Korean drama and tell myself I’m doing listening practice when I really just want to know […]

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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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Grad school on JET

This topic came to me in the form of a question by my good friend who is also a JET. She asked me how I deal with studying and working at the same time, and there are so many people I know who either want to do grad school while working or who automatically assume […]

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