Monthly Archive: February, 2009

February Showers bring March Cherry Blossoms

For the past week or so, my Yahoo mail account weather has been showing grey skies/rain/snow mix. Fortuantely this has only happened half of the time. Although my Yahoo Mail says the weather… Continue reading

Gift Giving in Japan – Tea and Starbucks Coffee

One aspect of Japanese culture that might be a little difficult for foreigners without Asian grandmas to grasp is the gift giving culture that exists around here. You should bring something, but there’s… Continue reading

Moving Change-of-date/Monkey Majik

So I just learned that the earliest date the Yahoo Broadband people can come to our new house and install the new internet line is March 3rd. So, I moved our moving date… Continue reading

Junior High Enterance Exam Time

Today the train coming into town was relatively quiet.  Aside from the special needs guy who always runs around and pretends to be a train conductor (to the dismay of the train staff), there… Continue reading

The Transformation is Complete

One of the jokes about being a foreign teacher is that you’re actually a human tape player. I try not to be such a thing and make effort to initiate projects, do activities,… Continue reading