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Less Work, More Money

March 11, 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]