Hey, guys. I know, it's been a while. I have a good excuse this time, though: I'm in America again! Yohei is here with me, too. His visa was approved and we both made it. I came in the beginning of June and spent some time with my family at the Ozarks. It was a… Continue reading long time, no see!
In 12 more days, I will be saying goodbye to Japan and moving back to the states. I have to admit, I am feeling a crazy mix of emotions. More than anything, though, I am excited. I realized that I have yet to experience adult life in America. As soon as I graduated university, I… Continue reading do you take it for granted?
In light of Mother's day, I figured I would share my mother's story with you. When I was a kid, I could sit and listen to my mother’s stories for hours and hours, asking questions to know more and more about the depth of it all. My mother wasn’t keen on the idea of sharing… Continue reading my mother, the saint
Tomorrow is Mother's Day! If you are planning on getting you mother some flowers, you should read this post... This whole experience happened a few years ago, but I remember it like it was just last year. I’m usually a very patient person. You kind of have to be in order to be a kindergarten… Continue reading are you getting mom flowers?
Yohei stayed with me in America for a month that seemed much shorter than it actually was. Luckily, being a senior, I didn’t have a ridiculously busy schedule. I was taking eighteen credit hours, but fourteen of those credit hours were independent study and research in Japanese with only three hours of actual class time.… Continue reading biography of me, part five, final part
New Year’s came and went. I stayed with a friend from another prefecture. School started back up and sped by, because a few weeks later was spring break. Yohei and I were closer than ever. One morning, he asked me if I wanted to go with him to Kawagoe. I immediately jumped into action. I… Continue reading biography of me, part four
I still have my Christmas Wednesdays, but they feel so personal... I still tear up when they happen, so I haven't been writing about them. Today, though, I thought I would write a little about Christmas. A Christmas Wednesday for you, if you will. Here in Japan, Christmas isn’t nearly as big as it is… Continue reading wednesdays are for christmas
Fast forward to sophomore year, second semester. I was talking to my advisor, who was also the leader of the Japanese program. We were discussing my studying abroad. It was a requirement to graduate with Japanese as a major. We will call him H-sensei. H-sensei was trying to get me to put off studying abroad… Continue reading biography of me, part three
By sixth grade, I had decided I would move to and live in Japan someday. Then, I realized that if I was planning on living in Japan, I should probably have a job to keep an income to support my life. Then, I thought that if I planned on living and working in Japan, I… Continue reading a biography of me, part two
Growing up, I wasn’t what you’d call popular. Until first grade, I lived in a city, but my parents decided that a new house should come with my mother’s new job. With that new house would come a new town, a new school, and new “friends”. I was excited for the move. I liked change,… Continue reading a biography of me