Posted in Photo Journal

Brightly Cutting through the Dreary Days


February has always been one of my least favorite months. Being in Japan has done little to change that.

However, the weather hasn’t been too bad, so I have been able to combat the winter blues by going out of my apartment. Work has been good and I’ve been throwing myself into my lessons. I’ve recently been teaching a lot of lower level students, so that’s a bit of a time sink. It’s served as a good reminder of my roots as a language learner.


Posted in 2017, Photo Journal

Center Piece


I had a guest over for dinner and video games this weekend. We made some vegetable and chicken meatball hotpot, laughing while we attempted to maneuver around my tiny kitchen. The broth, and the meatballs in particular, came out really good. For dessert, we had green tea cake, served with red beans and tea.