Greatest hits 2/19-2/25

Last week was a little rough since I lost Shiloh, and I didn’t do anything too exciting. However I did buy a few cute things so my pictures this time are of my new things. Top Left: My  new windbreaker Top Middle: Cute things from my new favorite store, Swimmer. I love how all the…

Obit

Shiloh “Boats” Jensen was born on February 4th, 1995 to Panther and Sweetie Perry, and was an only child. Although she was a product of incest, Shiloh never let it get in the way of her dreams. She triumphed over insults such as “pea brain” and “the ugliest cat I’ve ever seen.” When she was…

Setsubun

On February 3rd, Japan celebrated Setsubun. I got a variety of different answers about what this holiday signifies depending on who I asked about it. Put simply, it’s a holiday marking the day that spring officially begins according to the lunar calendar. (I’ll tell you one thing, though—it is NOT spring yet!!) As with all…

With Purikura everyone looks good…

Purikura might be my newest guilty pleasure in Japan. I never cared for picture booths in the states, I always thought they were too expensive for what they gave you. There’s something about Japanese picture booths, known as Purkura, that make that 400 yen worthwhile. I’m sure most of you are familiar with picture books,…

Greatest Hits 2/12-2/18

1. The really sweet Valentines I received from some students. 2. The personalized prizes I gave out to the winners of January’s newsletter quiz. 3. Valentine’s Day dessert! I went out to dinner with a group of friends for V Day. 4. One of my favorite assignments I graded this week. They needed to write…

A request for my former students…please read!

I need some students to write the “Hello from the US” articles for my newsletter. I would prefer to get a nice back-stock of these articles, instead of having to worry about them from month-to-month. Also, the school year in Japan starts in April, which means their school will continue through what you US students…

February newsletter

Here’s this month’s newsletter! Also, if you’re curious about how Valentine’s day works in Japan, and White Day (which is mentioned in the article), you might want to read this really brief explanation here. (However, I am sure I will be posting my own version of events after VDay.) Click here for the newsletter! February2013Higashi(2)…

Greatest Hits 2/4-2/11

I decided I will start posting a weekly collage of pictures. It will usually focus on pictures that wouldn’t need their own specific post, so it will just be a quick way to share interesting pictures from the week. I’m also going to try to work on taking at least one interesting/unique picture a day….

I’ll have one Americano Shorthair, please.

Cat Cafe. No, it’s not a place for cats to drink tea. (But if you love that idea, you might want to buy this painting from Etsy here.) And it’s also not a place to EAT cats, as some insensitive people I know suggested… In reality, a Cat Café is just a place to enjoy…