Long Time, No See

みなさん、こんにちは!元気ですか。長い間休んで、ごめんなさい。数ヵ月、色々なことがありました。旅行の後、学校に来て、忙しくなりました。私はALTをしていた学校の卒業式を準備しなければいけなし、英語の授業を練習しなければいけなかったです。 そして、最近、御殿場市から浜松市北区まで引っ越しました。御殿場市に比べて、このエリアは何もありません。御殿場はマクドナルドがありますが、ここに一番の近いのはバスで40分ぐらいかかります。マクドナルドがあまり好きじゃなくてよかったですね。 (Translation: Hello, everyone! How are you doing? I’m sorry I took such a long vacation. Many things came up after travelling and I became extremely busy. I had to prepare for graduation and review my English classes. Recently, I moved from Gotemba to Hamamatsu’s northern ward. Compared to Gotemba, there isn’t really anything …

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The Bread Knife.

Before I forget what happened, let me tell you about my day. Grab yourself a hot beverage, preferably seasoned with marshmallows, and make yourself comfortable. I wish I could tell you to rest your feet by the fire, but I hope my electric heater will suffice. Today was a bruiser. Last night, I simply couldn’t …

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Chichibu-no-miya Memorial Park

Are you fond of nature? Do you like to take big whiffs of that fresh mountain air? Does your throat freeze with overwhelming emotion? Your heart is light when you think of the wind making the leaves giggle, the brooks babbling to each other, and the creatures making their chitter-chatter. You want to play with …

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The Disease

I think it’s time I talk about “homesickness.” But, before I do, I need to get my thoughts out about what caused it. I was watching a movie called The Little Prince based from a book of the same name. The side story introduced me to this little girl that was surrounded with the pressure …

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Home Sweet Home

Autumn has come to remind us that winter is not too far away. The wind and rain has become a bitter a lover – biting at my skin instead of caressing it. Lately, however, the sun has been shining. Like the bipolar weather, I too am experiencing times of happiness and times of bleak depression. …

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These Boots were Made for Walking

These boots were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you. Okay, maybe Nancy Sinatra's break-up-woman-power lyrics aren't appropriate for this entry. Then again, it's the first thin in the morning and the weirdest things like to make an appearance in my …

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At the Supermarket

As my impatient stomach waits for its breakfast to finish cooking, I thought it’s about time to introduce you to my food excursions in the supermarkets of Japan. Yesterday was a boon for me because I was escorted by my coworker, Toby (Anecdote time! I have to put this in there because it’s cool to …

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Catching Up

Downtown Hamamatsu. What a whirlwind adventure thus far! The downside to all of the panic and sheer loneliness is that I want to go home. I have sunk into this funk that has made me rather depressed. In the States, I wasn’t so uncomfortable being around people I didn’t know. Now, not only do I …

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