Hello, people! After months of silence, I would be willing to bet that many of you had given up on this sorry little blog. Understandably so - after all, I had also given up on it. Frankly, it has been increasingly difficult to find the motivation to continue writing after becoming more and more aware … Continue reading Small update out of nowhere!
Howdy folks! Sorry again for the late update. Until recently, I was extremely busy, especially leading up to a seminar that happened this past weekend. I will tell you guys all about that soon, but for now, I want to share something that happened a little while ago. First, I'd like to give some relevant background information. … Continue reading A little taiko story
Hey everyone! Before I realized that I put out only one update for January, it became February. Sorry about that. I have been pretty busy lately... Indeed, I have been spending an enormous amount of time and energy into the cultivation of facial hair. Also, I have been working overtime quite a bit lately. For those … Continue reading Differences between Japanese and American high schools…
Recently, JET Program participants decided whether or not they will stay in Japan for another year (assuming they were invited to do so). Many folks decided to stay, while other folks decided that life was calling them elsewhere. I belong to the second group of folks. Something important to know about this choice is that I entered … Continue reading On Not Continuing in JET
Hey everyone! As always, sorry for the late update. I’m spending time with family in Tokyo, so I’ve been taking something of a break from the internet. Honestly, it’s rather refreshing. I recommend you all try it at some point. Anyway, I thought I should write an update for two reasons. First, I haven’t reached … Continue reading Year-End Ramblings…
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I've got one heck of an essay to give to you, my dear readers. I know that it seems like I'm behind schedule, but this is for a good reason. Originally, I was planning on typing up a summary of my summer. However, I realized that … Continue reading Summer Sights and Festivities, Part 2
Love it or hate it, the internet has become something of a necessity for life in the 21st century. This holds true in Japan, especially if you are a foreigner working here as part of the JET Program. First and foremost, you will need the internet for communication. A lot of JET information is sent … Continue reading Getting Set Up: Internet
Hey everyone! I need to be honest about a few things. Let's get right into it. First, I am really bad at doing things consistently. The fact that this is the first update in over a month makes that quite apparent. Of course, I have been very busy with my teaching work, but at the … Continue reading The People Have Spoken!
Ah, cell phones. You really can't live without them at this point. This is especially true in Japan, where your quality of life is strongly influenced by how connected you are with people (in my opinion, anyway). In particular, smartphones are something of a necessity in this country. Communication with anyone under the age of … Continue reading Getting Set Up: Cell Phones
Greetings and salutations, my fellow humans! I think this blog is long overdue for an update. Sadly, the internet connection I have been shamelessly (without permission) borrowing has been proving increasingly unreliable over the past weeks. This makes uploading pictures or videos an inconsistently fruitful exercise in patience. As such, I will not be updating or writing … Continue reading Still alive, folks!