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Fancy Voting in a Quick Poll?

Update [21/04]: Thanks to everyone who has voted in the poll! I will now start working on new posts in order of the topics that received the most votes. Keep an eye on my blog as I’ll be starting with ideas and suggestions on what incoming JETs should (and should not) pack for Japan! Hi…… Continue reading Fancy Voting in a Quick Poll?

Japan · JET Programme · Life in Japan

A Sweet Start to 2017

Happy New Year everyone! πŸ˜€ I hope that 2017 will be one amazing year for you full of adventure, good health and great company. As it is the start of a new year, I have decided to refresh my blog by updating the design and changing the name to reflect current circumstances as I am…… Continue reading A Sweet Start to 2017

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So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

My final week in Japan was spent partly in Tokyo and partly in Onomichi. While in Tokyo I made my way to the Tokyo Sky Tree (which I had never been to before) and headed to the Sumida Aquarium. The reason why I wanted to go there was because of a current exhibition called the…… Continue reading So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

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The SL Yamaguchi Steam Train

If you ever happen to be in Yamaguchi prefecture, or nearby, then I highly recommend you spend a day (or two) travelling on the SL Yamaguchi steam train to the mountain town of Tsuwano. The Facts The five coach steam train runs every weekend and on public holidays from March through to the end of…… Continue reading The SL Yamaguchi Steam Train

Japan · JET Programme · School

Bunkasai Time!

Around this time of year many schools have their cultural festival (ζ–‡εŒ–η₯­, bunkasai). Attending a bunkasai is so much fun, and this past Saturday I attended my one island school’s festival. It was a lot of fun and the English Club girls had done a ‘profile’ poster of me which they had displayed in one…… Continue reading Bunkasai Time!

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The Flavours of Spring

One of the many reasons that I love Japan is the amazing, and mostly weird, flavours they come up with for chocolates, chips, and drinks. A lot of these flavours run closely with the seasons, so for example you will find pumpkin-flavoured ice-creams around autumn, and banana-flavoured chips in summer. Just recently Kit-Kat released their…… Continue reading The Flavours of Spring

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January Update: Back to School and Snow!

Happy Belated New Year and δΉ…γ—γΆγ‚Š (hisashiburi) ~ long time no see! It’s been a month since I last posted. Not intentional, mind you, it’s just that things got a bit busy – what with going home for Christmas, coming back to Japan and straight into lessons, and most recently attending a 3-day Skills Development…… Continue reading January Update: Back to School and Snow!

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High School ‘Department Store’ 2015

It’s that time of the year again for the annual ‘Department Store’ at my one high school. Just like last year’s one, the students (and teachers) start preparing for this 2-day weekend event a few months in advance. To briefly explain: students contact companies and businesses in the surrounding area asking if they can take…… Continue reading High School ‘Department Store’ 2015

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Are You Ready For Sumo?!

Are you ready to feast your eyes on almost-naked, bear-like men wrestling each other? Well I am! Well, I did actually – at the ‘2015 November Grand Sumo Tournament’ in Hakata, Fukuoka. This past weekend about 30 of us Hiroshima ALTs hopped on a bus and travelled down to Fukuoka where we spent our time…… Continue reading Are You Ready For Sumo?!

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Saturday Morning in Hiroshima City: Pics

Today I found myself in the big city with time to spare before visiting my dentist for a check-up (fun times). So, I decided to be a tourist and take a whole lot of random pictures – because why not? πŸ™‚ Looking over to the Peace Memorial Park you can see how the leaves are…… Continue reading Saturday Morning in Hiroshima City: Pics