10 Things from August

Begone August and your unbearable heat!! Let’s make room for FALL (because HALLOWEEN!! and KOUYOU). July was an eventful month for Trevor and I, and actually maybe the busiest period of time we’ve ever had in Japan. (Asides from getting my drivers license) So the month of August here may be not as exciting as…

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,…

Yellowcard Final World Tour Concert in Osaka, Japan!

Happy March!!! Wow, March already?! Yesterday was my high school’s graduation ceremony. I was running on three and a half hours of sleep. Needless to say, it was a struggle to stay awake. But the lack of sleep was so worth it because Trevor and I got to see one of our favorite bands Yellowcard…

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…

McDonald’s Limited Time Olympics and Moon Viewing Special Promotion

In my opinion, McDonald’s in Japan is far more superior than McDonald’s back home in the States. There are some menu items here that are the same, such as the Big Mac and Double Cheeseburger, but even then, somehow, it tastes… not as artery clogging as their American counterparts. Japan may not have a big…

ShinTotsukawa Limited Edition Goods

A couple weeks into August is the start of Obon, a holiday for many Japanese who return home to their hometowns for about a week or so. During Obon, it is believed that ancestors who have already passed on return for the duration of the holiday. Thus, many go home to visit their families and…

The JET Programme Video Contest

“The JET Programme Video Contest’s aim is to promote the charms and appeal of Japan’s local communities as seen through the eyes of JET participants.  The JET Programme will mark its 30th anniversary in 2016. This video contest is being held as a pre-event to the anniversary celebration.” (The JET Programme Video Contest Page)

FOOD POST! (Picture Heavy!!)

I know I’ve mentioned things that we’ve been up to or what’s been going on in our lives, but I guess I never really mentioned anything concerning (you guessed it) food! So here are some of the foods we’ve encountered! Don’t get too hungry lol