Seoul Love

I was looking through my photos and realized I didn’t post these glorious pictures from Seoul. Apparently, a very VERY popular fashion statement in Korea is to wear matching clothes with your boyfriend/girlfriend. I had fun taking pictures of these sightings. By the way, I saw at least three times this many matching couples, I…

That’s a school, right…?

One of my favorite things about the new school I started working in this month is that it looks like an insane asylum.  I know you weren’t expecting to hear that. You probably thought I’d say something about how nice the staff is or how excited the students are. Well those things are true too,…

It’s nice…and annoying.

*Standard disclaimer* My translation of Japanese is based on my expert knowledge of Japanese which is comprised of -26 hours of studying. Yes, I believe I am so bad at Japanese that I am now counting backwards. Also, Japan is amazing. We just all have things that annoy us, no matter how much we like…

January newsletter

Here’s the January English newsletter! By the way, the comic features snakes because 2013 is the year of the snake 🙂 January2013Higashi(1)

Staying home from work in Japan

You may have heard that it’s impossible to take sick day in Japan. Employers often expect their employees to be at work through the thick and thin. This might be true for Japanese employees in Japan, but it doesn’t appear to be true for foreigners working in Japan, at least not for me. Yesterday morning…

Christmas in Seoul

Sorry for the hiatus there! December was a busy month and I’ve got a lot of posts almost ready to go, but they’re just not there yet. So to appease all my die-hard fans out there, I’m going to quickly post my pictures from my trip to Seoul. I was there for both Christmas and…