Mini-break with Masai Sensei!

I have mentioned Masai-Sensei before in previous posts; she is somewhat of a lifesaver of mine at school, helping me navigate the various events and administrative tasks that go along with living and working in Japan. She has also become a friend who I have come to rely on and enjoy spending time with, in... Continue Reading →

More visitors!

In mid-May, my sister, brother-in-law and two nephews made the trip to visit me here in Tokyo. I could not be more appreciative of the fact that they came all the way over here to visit me, especially considering they had two little ones (2 and a half and 8 months) in tow. They were... Continue Reading →

Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (文京あじさい祭り)

Another Monday off. Another exploration adventure. Tokyo is forever changing with the seasons – in the Autumn, it’s the beautiful leaves, in the spring, it’s the Sakura and in the Summer it’s apparently the hydrangeas! I found out about a local shrine 白山神社in the Bunkyo area (文京区) that showcases many different varieties of hydrangeas in... Continue Reading →

Nogi Shrine

Roppongi is known for its nightlife, shopping and a hub for foreigners out for a good time. It also happens to have a gem of a shrine, right in the middle of all the action. I’ve been wanting to work on my photography skills (or lack thereof, really) so with my Mondays now wide open,... Continue Reading →

10 months in…

Summer is just around the corner; it has finally started to warm up. I have tried to fight the urge to turn by AC on in my apartment as I know come proper summer I will need it more than ever! And as summer looms (and seeing as I arrived in Japan last summer), it... Continue Reading →

Gotokuji 豪徳寺

The new school year, which started in early April, has brought upon a major change to my schedule. My working week is now from Tuesday to Saturday, meaning I now work Saturdays and have Mondays off. Initially I thought this would be a real hassle, but so far it has not been so bad. It... Continue Reading →

Golden Week adventures in Osaka (大阪)

The end of April and first week of May is aptly named 'Golden Week' (ゴールデンウイーク) as it coincides with 4 public holidays in one week - Saturday being Showa Day (昭和の日), Wednesday - Constitution Day (憲法記念日), Thursday - Greenery Day (緑の日) and Friday  - Children's Day (子供の日). While I would have loved to have gone travelling... Continue Reading →

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