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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 […]

I promise I’m doing more than laying around, blogging about music.

May 4, 2016

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Today is my 11th day of work in a row. Then I have 3 days off, and then I’ll do it all again. So that’s what I’ve been up to lately. I’m not tying to kill myself, I’m just trying to: a – make up for all of the money I will lose when I travel […]

Some things you have to bring (take) with you.

January 5, 2016

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I’ve been meaning to write this one for a while, but just forgot about it. I know I’ve talked in earlier posts about how helpful IKEA is when you move to another country: you always know what you’ll find there, regardless of the language being spoken at the register. While it’s good to be able […]