Photo 25 Sep Last day of 運動会 (Sports Festival) practice!

Last day of 運動会 (Sports Festival) practice!

Photo 9 Sep Inspirational File Folder

Inspirational File Folder

Text 7 Aug 1 note Buzz Buzz

I’ve noticed recently that my fear of flying insects has significantly diminished. There are quite a lot of them here in southern Japan in the summer. They’re everywhere. Wasps, dragonflies, cicadas, and more, and they are much larger than I’m used to.

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m getting used to it. I’m sure spending 5 days in a forested area for our English Summer Camp helped with that, too. I’ve gotten to the point where, as long as they don’t buzz in my ear, I’m all good.

Photo 4 Aug 3 notes Just me and a new friend.

Just me and a new friend.

Text 3 Aug 1 note A Student This Time

I just got back from my first Koto lesson. If you’re not familiar, it’s a Japanese instrument resembling a harp that is played flat on the floor.
We spoke English the entire time, but this was the first time I’ve visited a stranger’s house by myself since arriving in Japan 9 months ago.
It was not only a really great lesson in how to play the instrument, but also in how to behave as a guest in someone else’s home.

Photo 30 Jul The rice they planted last month is growing fast!

The rice they planted last month is growing fast!

Photo 30 Jul 2 notes Yoda Cheese Snacks

Yoda Cheese Snacks

Video 29 Jul

Gion Festival: Day 3

Video 29 Jul

Gion Festival: Day 2

Video 29 Jul

Gion Festival: Day 1

Photo 27 Jul Ready for Gion!

Ready for Gion!

Photo 19 Jul 2 notes Ready for Summer Camp!

Ready for Summer Camp!

Photo 8 Jul 1 note On second thought, I think I’ll wait until later to use the bathroom.

On second thought, I think I’ll wait until later to use the bathroom.

Text 2 Jul 4 notes Little by Little

I think my Japanese is definitely improving. A 1st grader poked me in the butt in the hallway, so I said to him, in Japanese:
“Be careful! I’m a big scary foreigner and I will eat you! Om nom nom!”
He thought it was hilarious.

Photo 2 Jul 102 notes Saw this at Lawson today.

Saw this at Lawson today.


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