Tag Archive: Japan

A New Beginning

And by that I mean a new beginning of complete uncertainty.  Hopefully, all of my questions will be answered by tomorrow morning.  I finally heard from Interac after two weeks of excruciating suspense… Continue reading

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Reactors, Oh My!

It has been nearly a month since the disaster in Japan.  I was lying in bed talking online with current ALTs as the earthquake hit and watched the tsunami live via Al Jazeera.… Continue reading

No Turning Back Now

Well, now I’ve gone and done it.  I’ve sold all my stuff:  furniture, car, etc.  I’ve moved out of my apartment and the remainder of my belongings has taken over Mario’s living room… Continue reading


I finally have my arrival date!  I need to be in Japan on the 22nd which means I have to leave the U.S. on the 21st.  Airline tickets have jumped $200 and, unfortunately,… Continue reading

Oh the Places I Won’t Go…

Well, here is a quick run down of my week thus far. Sunday:  Call from Tokyo offering Niigata City elementary school.  I was not super pumped at first because it was much further… Continue reading

Journey Through the Center of the Earth

Well, maybe not through the center but I will shortly be moving to the other side of the planet.  I will be living in Japan for the next year as an Assistant Language… Continue reading