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
I am writing again during nap time. I mean, I have an hour to kill so why not, right? I can watch to make sure nine 4-year-olds don't strangle themselves with blankets and type a blog at the same time. Things aren't really winding down yet. I heard on the news and from my family… Continue reading down time
I am writing this from my bed on a Monday morning. I woke up at my normal time and went to work. Last week, they sent out a letter to the parents saying that if possible, please keep kids home and practice self-quarantine. Because of that, I had 14 kids absent in my class today.… Continue reading oh, dear….
It isn't a secret that the world is in a current state of "absolutely bonkers". A lot of people are walking around with blank looks on their faces, trying to avoid all human contact. Most of them have on masks and try to walk as far away from everyone else that they can. I have… Continue reading happy family
karoushi (過労死) This week was intense. It was just a busy week at work, but goodness gracious, I can only take so much. It started out rather blah. I went in on Monday feeling rather yuck. Anywho, I pushed through the day and went to bed early hoping to feel better soon. Tuesday, I was… Continue reading karoushi
Since the beginning of January, my students have been working their little tiny butts off on the music festival. These 4 and 5 year old kids learned an entire play and three songs in English. They also learned how to play Surprise Symphony on multiple instruments.... Yes, they are 4 and 5. And they play… Continue reading school closures