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We went to Fuji Rock and it was…

August 13, 2017

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Wonderful is the wrong word. It was everything. It was perfect. It has ruined every other future festival concert for me. We’ve been to other concerts here. Mark and I have both been to plenty of festival concerts in plenty of countries. I went to my first festival concert when I was 15. I saw […]

This is a post about our Honeymoon (part 1)

May 12, 2017

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I’ve been meaning to write about it. I WANT to write about it. I just don’t know where to start, or how to talk about it. There is literally too much to write about. At first I thought I might write 14 posts for 14 days. But some days weren’t that amazing, and I don’t think […]

Less Work, More Money

March 11, 2017

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It’s a simple idea. It’s a goal of mine. I don’t need to be rich, or to make more than I need. What I do need as a human being is something that makes me WANT to work, and a place where I feel appreciated. While I haven’t had any major issues with my major employer […]

It seems like all the pay is basically the same.

February 1, 2017

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It’s like being stuck on a level in a game, and I can’t move up. I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, and it’s really not 100% true in all situations (which I will explain a little further down), but it seems like as far as teaching English as a second language (ESOL) […]

trying to be green

January 18, 2017

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One of the things I’ve been trying to do lately is be MORE green than I already am. In my new year’s goals for 2017, I mentioned not wanting to contribute to animal cruelty and go vegan in my cosmetics when possible. This is an extension of that: We also want to stop being so […]

JUST AFTER I’d given my Daruma full sight…

December 7, 2016

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I don’t feel the need to get TOO involved with most of Japan’s customs. I ‘pray’ at shrines because it feels disrespectful not to, and take my shoes off when I get home. But the one that I have whole-heartedly taken on is the use of daruma, which many of my friends will attest to […]

Noshi Bukuro: those cards you see everywhere: what are they?

May 18, 2016

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One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to ask about 10 students each day ‘Gaijin questions’. I’ve asked them so many things these past few years, and I think it’s a good way to get a general understanding of how Japanese people feel about some things. Well, at least it’s a way […]