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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Guilt.

I feel really guilty. Mostly because I’m becoming the exact person I don’t want to be. The person who says, ”I’m too busy right now,” and makes excuses in order to be excused from doing something I want to. The fact is that I am actually very busy. School (aka work) is exhausting and I […]

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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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Sports Day.

Sports Day is tomorrow! My first day going to school on a Saturday. A lot of other ALTs go for things like Culture Festival (which my school doesn’t have) and the like, but this is my first Sports Day (体育会) so I am really excited. My school told me we were having it last minute, […]

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Kyudo.

It’s May and my allergies are really doing me in. But I am armed with eye drops and a new outlook on life. Why? Because I started Kyudo. Kyudo (弓道) is the way of the bow, and it’s a Japanese martial art that I have been itching to get into for years. My city has […]

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Emotional Intelligence and HSP

Two months ago I bought a book called Emotional Intelligence 2.0 for my kindle. This is the updated version of Emotional Intelligence and it provides you with a test, goal tracker, and strategies to build up your EI.   According to the authors, Emotional Intelligence is made up of four categories. Two categories fall under […]

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5 Ways to Get into Gear

Whether you’re a student, a teacher, a writer, or otherwise, getting into the mood to do something is an obstacle we must overcome. The first draft of my novel was completed in November, and here it is, the middle of April, and I am still editing on it. I also have to catch up on […]

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5 Tips on Being a JET

Recently, The JET Programme applicants who passed through to the interview round were notified of their acceptance. Congratulations to all you new JETs who will arrive in Japan soon! And if you are a current JET, read on. These tips are for you, too. Now, I don’t claim to be the best ALT in the […]

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