Long time, no update?!

Hisashiburi! That pretty much means “long time no see.” I’ve been hearing a lot of that lately from my students and teachers alike. That’s because earlier this week, Trevor and I arrived back to the village after being away for a month to be in the States- specifically, our hometown in Minnesota. Suffice to say,…

My First Year of Flower Arrangement (Part 3: Winter 2017)

I have officially finished a full school year of flower arrangement courses! 😀 This school year felt like it came and went as quickly as cherry blossom season- incredibly quick yet memorable. I know I always say this, but I am so grateful to be a part of an amazing club. The girls are wonderful,…

2017 Totsukawa Ekiden!

It’s the start of the new school semester!! It felt like my winter break was too short… After I came back to work, I immediately felt the stresses of some upcoming events: the 63rd annual Totsukawa Ekiden, and a 10-minute speech that I was to prepare and present in Japanese in front of the entire school….

JET Program 20 Questions

It’s already October! Halloween will be here shortly. Then Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years… Time seems to go by quicker and quicker with each year… Since the school year has started, classes have kept me busy! Not that I’m complaining- I love spending time with the students and seeing them learn new things and enjoying…

Getting My Japanese Driver’s License

Wow, it truly has been a while. Almost four months of no updates to this blog… To be honest, there’s been a lot going on since my last update. Getting my driver’s license was all I could think about for the last two months. But now that it’s finally over, I can take the time…

Valentine’s Day Lesson 2016

Happy Hallmark Day! I mean, Valentine’s Day. Lol. For weeks, I was struggling with deciding what kind of Valentine’s lesson I wanted to do for my classes. I didn’t know if I wanted to do a reading, or a game, or role-play… I tried looking at what kinds of Valentines lessons people have posted on Englipedia,…