Monthly Archives: September 2013

What’s not so great about being halfway around the world.

Sometimes you start to feel down.  You get lonely.  At the moment, I’m feeling like that, kind of lost and lonely and not sure what to do about it.  I’ve met lots of great people here in Japan, but none … Continue reading

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First Week of Classes in Japan!

Today marks the end of our first week of classes!  It has been an exciting, confusing, sometimes embarrassing, but certainly interesting first week!

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Osaka Castle

Hello friends and followers!  Here comes a post from last week’s trip to visit Osaka Castle or Oosakajo. It’s a beautiful and historical location in Osaka, constructed around the late 1500s by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, a ruling Daimyo (Warlord) of the … Continue reading

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Nara City Park–Deer Attack! And Todaiji Temple

So here’s a post about one of the places I was most looking forward to going to in Nara–Nara Kouen!  I have seen so many photos and videos of the deer from Nara floating around the internet that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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First Job Interview in Japan!

I interviewed for a small English tutoring job today, just something I can do to earn a little extra money and gain work experience, but won’t interfere with my classes.  I’ve heard many stories about how precise you must be … Continue reading

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Took the Bullet Train from Beijing to Shanghai

So, when booking our tickets, things were fairly poorly planned.  The program officially ended on the second, so we should have left on the third, but I booked my flight for the second and as part of a two-way deal, … Continue reading

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Last Night in Beijing!

So I’m a pescetarian–I don’t eat meat except for fish and seafood–but for our last night in China together, we splurged and went out to Quanjude, which is supposedly one of the most famous Peiking Duck restaurants in Beijing, so … Continue reading

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