Summer Vacation, Fuji-Q Highland, Yokohama, & Mt. Rokko.

The past three months have been such a whirlwind that I don’t even know where to start. I’m really loving my life here in Japan because even though I’m working, I just feel like I’m on a really long vacation. My days off here are a lot more exciting than my days off in America.… Continue reading Summer Vacation, Fuji-Q Highland, Yokohama, & Mt. Rokko.

The Bamboo Grove, the Tanabata festival, and Himeji castle.

The past two months have been extremely busy for me with work, exploring, making new friends, and attempting to be an adult. I feel like I have a real good handle on my job now and feel a lot more confident when I’m teaching. With the kids classes, I realized that you just have to… Continue reading The Bamboo Grove, the Tanabata festival, and Himeji castle.

Mount Rokko, the Kitano Trick Art Museum, and Nunobiki Herb Garden.

The past month has been extremely busy with classes at work and exploring more of my new city. Despite things being so hectic recently, I’ve come to really enjoy living in Kobe. It’s such a beautiful and clean city and everyone who lives here dresses so nice. I originally wanted to live in Tokyo, but… Continue reading Mount Rokko, the Kitano Trick Art Museum, and Nunobiki Herb Garden.

Old friends, Cherry Blossoms in full bloom, the Gudetama cafe, and Kobe Harborland.

Getting to experience the cherry blossoms (Sakura in Japanese) in full bloom was such a beautiful thing to witness. It’s no surprise that spring is the favorite season in Japan because of the cherry blossoms alone. They make every temple/shrine, house, and street look so much nicer and add such a beautiful spring atmosphere to the… Continue reading Old friends, Cherry Blossoms in full bloom, the Gudetama cafe, and Kobe Harborland.

A Japanese house party, a hidden bar, my new school, cherry blossoms, and a Shiba Inu.

The past two weeks have been so busy between work and exploring new cities in my surrounding area. My apartment is becoming more and more like “home” with each day that passes. I’ve also met so many people within the past month that it’s been hard to keep track of names to be honest. Getting… Continue reading A Japanese house party, a hidden bar, my new school, cherry blossoms, and a Shiba Inu.

Training is over and I am officially an English teacher!

This past Saturday was my first day in the classroom and it went pretty well. The Japanese school year starts on April 1st, so for the next few weeks all of the new teachers are basically subbing classes here and there and helping out around the different schools in the Kansai area. On my first day,… Continue reading Training is over and I am officially an English teacher!