2021 Photo Journal

A Little Color

It’s been just over a week since I moved into the new apartment and now I think that it’s time to start making the place feel more like a home. I’m not exactly sure how long I will be staying here, so I’m a bit hesitant to splurge on furnishings that may be difficult to transport back to Nagoya or otherwise get rid of. So, as a result, I’ve been looking into ways to give mundane things another use. In this case, a plastic bottle turned vase, which can be put into the recycling bin when I leave.

2019 Photo Journal

Flowers at Lunch

This month has been a trying one. It’s the middle of the busy season in Japan, so we’ve been running around like chickens without heads.

Today was my first slower day all month, since two of my lessons got canceled. It’s also my last week at my current assignment, so I wad given a little extra time to put things in order for the incoming staff.

That being said, I was actually able to go out and enjoy my lunch this afternoon. Mostly, I’ve been popping out to the nearest convenience store and eating lunch at my desk.

The weather was rather nice, if a bit windy. My lunch was scheduled to start at four, so it also wasn’t super crowded.

After lunch, I took a stroll around the train station and shopping centre where my job is located. It has a lovely courtyard where there are a ton of flowers, fountains, and illuminated displays in the winter.

That is where I snapped these pictures. I have no idea as to what kind of flowers these are, but I thought they were pretty. They also came in an aray of colors, as you can tell.

I’m looking forward to my next assignment, though I will miss seeing these flowers.

2019 Photo Journal


Thank goodness its Saturday.

2018 Photo Journal

Moth on a Flower

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning, so I had to get a bit early. On my way home, I passed some flowers. There were bees and moths flying about, while the weather’s still somewhat warm.

2017 Photo Journal

Last Day Teaching

Today is my last day teaching classes, while tomorrow will be my last day working at Anjo school. I can hardly believe it. In September of last year, I started working there part-time. In April, I was re-assigned to Nagoya HQ, but I returned in mid-May. 

Since then, I have been working exclusively in Anjo. Now, a new teacher is here and I am supposed to teach her my entire job in a span of about 18 hours.
I have also had to tell my students that they were switching teachers again, some of which are very unhappy. Never have I thought myself much of a teacher, but some of the people I have met are really lovely.

2016 Photo Journal

Orange You Glad?


This pretty little thing lives in front of one of the neighbouring apartment complexes between my place and the local conveyor belt sushi joint. I was on my way home from stuffing myself full of salmon and tuna rolls when the bright orange caught my eye.