First Week– Done!

Finished my first week of working in Gifu Prefecture. Tomorrow I have some plans to go to a cherry blossom festival with some coworkers. Then, Monday, I’ll meet some friends to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday. Somewhere in there I need to remember to do my laundry…

Tiny White Flowers

This week has been a difficult one for a wide array of reasons. So, instead of going straight into work this morning, I decided to have a snack outside the train station. My little break was all of ten minutes, but it helped a bit. I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve been feeling especially […]

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 […]

Remember to take a breath.

This year has been a bit on the difficult side so far. So far I’ve had a serious lung infection, an allergic reaction to a common antibiotic, injured a tendon in my foot, and have come down with a nasty eye infection this week. It makes me want to bang my head against a wall, […]

T-Minus 37.5 Hours

I will be moving out of my apartment in Anjo in about 37.5 hours. In that time, I still need to finish packing, finish cleaning, get the key from the Leopalace office in Nagoya, call the gas company, run a few personal errands, order new furnature,  and try to find a couple of hours of […]

Tulip Week 03

I would love to have a garden filled with white tulips. It’s one of the flowers I’m not allergic to. If I ever get a house, with a yard, these are going to be one of the first things I plant.

One More Month

One more month and the school year will be over. I have a feeling that it’ll go by quickly. I’m not sure how I’ll be the last day of class. This is my first year working in an academic setting and it’s been much different that I thought it would be. I learned a lot […]