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A Sweet Start to 2017

Happy New Year everyone! 😀 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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Last Day, Sightseeing, Returning Home, and 2017 JET Applications

I realise it has been a while since I posted, but as you can imagine things have been a bit hectic here with packing up, getting my apartment ready for my successor, closing accounts, attending three school farewell parties, preparing farewell speeches… Speaking of farewell speeches, mine fortunately went off without a hitch this morning…… Continue reading Last Day, Sightseeing, Returning Home, and 2017 JET Applications

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JET Programme: Placements and Predecessors

Updated: 18/05/2017 It’s that time of the year again when placement notifications slowly start to trickle around the world. Receiving your placement comes with both a sense of relief and anxiousness – as I am sure you are now thinking about the exciting adventures and challenges you may face in your new home. This post…… Continue reading JET Programme: Placements and Predecessors

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The Highs and Lows of the New Year

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been all that active here recently, and I apologise for that as I always aim to get posts out at least once a week. However, I think this time there are a few factors that are contributing to my recent lack of posts, and what I believe it really…… Continue reading The Highs and Lows of the New Year

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January Update: Back to School and Snow!

Happy Belated New Year and 久しぶり (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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Miyajima: Autumn Leaves, Deer and Daisho-in

Miyajima is fast becoming one of my all-time favourite places to visit in Hiroshima. The island is the perfect place to visit for the autumn leaves (as well as during spring for the cherry blossoms), and it has great food (okonomiyaki and oysters), photogenic deer, and Daisho-in – a Shingon Buddhist temple (often visited by…… Continue reading Miyajima: Autumn Leaves, Deer and Daisho-in

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Evangelion Shinkansen

This year marks the 40th year that the Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet train) line has been in operation in Japan, as well as the 20th anniversary of the anime, Evangelion. And what happens when you put the two together? You get the 500 Type Eva! A screen capture of the official 500 Type EVA Project website:…… Continue reading Evangelion Shinkansen

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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? 🙂 Looking over to the Peace Memorial Park you can see how the leaves are…… Continue reading Saturday Morning in Hiroshima City: Pics