a merkypie in jpan

I’ve eaten things I never, in my wildest imagination, would have considered eating back home. Tofu Mushrooms Soybean covered bread Bread stuffed with unimaginable things Vegetable jelly Salad drenched in Kyupie mayo and oil Fish … Pig Intestine  Yes, I’ve ate pig intestine… Not by choice. Maybe its just the people local to my area, but […]

So my third years are graduating next week. It’s pretty interesting how much goes behind a graduation and how it’s not only the teachers that plan the ceremony but the students as well. For one of my elementary schools, I attended a 送る会 which is pretty much a farewell gathering in which everyone in the […]

It’s now March. Winter is coming to a close. The school year is at the final weeks. The weather has slowly been getting warmer. This weekend looks like it’ll be the last snow fall for the season… and while I’ll miss those dreary days spent staring at falling snowflakes, I’m pretty glad that its over. […]

Last week was my last week of teaching the Elementary kids till the school year. As Christmas is rolling right around the corner, I thought (as well as every other damned ALT in the country) that doing a Xmas lesson would be a fun activity for the kids to do that didn’t involve me having […]

Snow has arrived in my corner of Japan. Real snow. Not those ice pellets or slush that tries to masquerade itself as snow (“We’re real snow!” they yell as slam into my car on the way to work). It’s sort of bizarre how this snow thing works in my area. For starters, I live in the 雪国, […]