September newsletter

Here is the September newsletter for my Japanese students. It even features a photo from a purikura session! September2013

Saying goodbye

This month marks the end of JET teaching contracts, so a lot of people will soon be leaving Japan. I signed on for another year, so I won’t be leaving, but two of my very close friends will. To say I’m bummed would be an understatement. Anyway, this post isn’t about that, because I don’t…

May newsletter

Here is our May newsletter in all its glory! May2013Chuo

April newsletter

This month’s newsletter is a little late due to the fact that Raymond (the artist behind our masterpiece) had a REAL graphic design deadline this month. Sadly the newsletter is not his top priority in his art world. Boo hoo! (You might also notice that the topic of Easter is a little bit untimely since…

The new school

It’s a new term which means I started at a new school. Before I get into the pictures, I wanted to share these hilarious comments a student made yesterday. I was eating lunch with the kids and I was sitting next to a particularly hilarious boy. We’ll call him Boy A. He mostly was talking…

The Yamathon

I’m not doing a greatest hits this week because the greatest thing I did was participate in the Yamathon on Saturday. The Yamathon is a walking marathon for charity. The key element is walking around the entire Yamanote train line, which essentially circles Tokyo. It’s around 4okms (~25 miles). Check out the webpage here for…

Greatest hits 4/9-4/15

You may have noticed that I skipped last week’s greatest hits. That’s because I was in Oregon and I figured my posts about that kind of overshadowed a greatest hits post. Anyway here’s the newest one! 1. The second Saturday of every month I go to the public library and read English books to kids…

Greatest hits 3/12-3/18

1. It’s been a windy week! 2. This weekend I went to Harajuku to see the St. Patrick’s Day parade. This is a shot of Takeshita Dori, the most famous street in Harajuku. It’s always incredibly busy on weekends but it was even more so this weekend. 3. My friend sent me a text with…