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 […]

Weekend Bliss

The weekend has once again rolled around and I couldn’t be happier. Tomorrow I’m meeting some friends for D&D, hopefully followed by some karaoke. I really want to try out a new song I’ve been practicing.

Making Winter Bearable

I’ve never liked the winter and my dislike for the season is just getting worse as I get older. Winters in New York were almost always slushy messes. Nagoya has milder weather, but insulation here can be lacking in places. So, I have to find little ways to keep my spirits up, or I’ll lay […]

The official start of summer

Today the cicadas started singing the song of their people. Yesterday, there wasn’t a chirp to be heard, but this morning their cries echoed in surround sound. It’s offically summer in Japan.

Holding out for the weekend

My workweek is only half over and I’m already exhausted. I haven’t made many plans for the weekend yet, save for meeting a few friends Sunday morning. One thing I need to remember to do is buy a thank you treat for the staff at my school. It’s too hot for chocolate, so maybe some […]

An Attempt was Made

Monday, I bought a couple of flowers on my way home from the phone shop. Having a little cash this month, and needing a change, I picked out two chrysanthemums and a cheap bunch of filler leaves. I had an idea of what I wanted, but no actual experience handling flowers. I only had a […]


Felt the travel bug again recently, so I planned at trip to Tokyo with a friend for this weekend. I did everything on my smartphone, while on the train home from work in Mie. We plan to leave from Yokkaichi Saturday night and come back to Nagoya Monday evening.

Azaleas on a Sunny Day

Yesterday was my day off, so I tried getting a bunch of errands done. I woke up a bit later than I indended, so I skipped making breakfast, and bought a little something from my local donburi shop around the corner. I had a ¥500 off coupon, so I spent under ¥200 for meal of […]