Saturday, April 3, 2010

Good Start

Missed a day already...Ah.

A lot of stuff going on recently. New semester at school, which means new teachers coming into school. Here's everyone moving their desks around to their new positions.



One of the other ALT's in the area Lena's sister Lori is here from Hawaii, she's hilarious. This is us at our favorite izakaya in the world, Marugo.



Had a salsa night at my part time english conversation school last night too. I Did dance, but none of it made it on my camera. Probably better that way.

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More soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

4 Months...

I have 4 months before I leave Japan. I've set a goal.

Blog once a day, Every day, before I go.

Let's do this.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Almost December



It's cold. Our school has decreed that we cannot use the heaters at school until the 1st of December. I can't find my gloves. In order to keep my fingers warm, I blog.

Things are a little busier than usual over here nowadays, a lot of things going on at once. I'm keeping up, but I can't wait to have things settle down a little, get my bearings.

That's all for now. Write more soon.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lazy Summer: Tim's Gone, Bebz Too

It's hard to get up and get out when it's hot and sticky like it is these days. On Saturday, I made an attempt, here's what happened.

My girlfriend, Lauren, is currently in China, working at various English intensive summer camps. That means, that she is not here, and that is terrible. We talk a lot, but it's not the same.



Bebz.

My friend, Masaki san, called and woke me up in the morning, asking if I wanted to go and surf. I said sure, but knowing what the surf report was saying I wasn't too excited about the session. We went to his house, where this good looking guy was waiting for us.



Here's Masaki san, by the way.



Went into his house and cruised while he changed. I remember him telling me that he and his wife had just found out that she was pregnant. I look on the wall, and noticed these clothes.



Me: You guys work fast huh? Baby clothes already?!
Masaki san: No. Dog wear. (Points down.)


We ended up looking for surf for about 30 minutes, before finally settling on this spot.



The sets.

That evening was the last time I would have to cruise with Tim, who is moving to Osaka to live with his girlfriend this month. Great times, I'll miss you dude.






Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bugs and Flowers

Got a new camera, took some pictures. Don't laugh.





Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rainy Season

Every summer, Japan has a wet, rainy season. It is hitting especially hard this year, and there hasn't been a nice clear day for a good week and a half now. This bad stretch of weather just happens to correspond with the leaving of my girlfriend to China, Lauren. (Sobs)

Here's a little squall coming through in the middle of my Japanese lesson with our exchange student. This happens often.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Back

I've been slacking incredibly. Part of it has been being really busy this past month, part of it has been my laziness, but either way, I'm back. How many of these have I done? Not sure. Here's hoping this one sticks.

Random pictures and movies from the past month.



Top left: Our school baseball team made it to the top 8 in our prefecture, the first time we've ever gotten this far. The entire school came out in support.
Top right: The beginning of the game. We lost 6-5 on an error in the bottom of the ninth, two outs. One of the most exciting baseball games I've ever seen, for real.
Bottom left: Anything strange about this picture? I've been photoshopped into it!
Bottom right: Mexican food in Japan. It wasn't bad, kinda expensive.


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Surf trip with the boys to Shikoku. Was excellent.