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
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!
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
My wallet cried out in protest today. Well, it should be used to this by now. With the weather slowly changing to autumn and the temperatures dropping, it knows that the ‘season’ is now upon us. And that ‘season’ is when all things cute, fluffy and warm invade my favourite shop! I am a sucker…… Continue reading The ‘Cute and Fluffy’ is Coming…
I just discovered that I’m not the only person who has a thing for cats in Onomichi. Turns out that the tourism board of Hiroshima has gone and made an online street map of certain areas of Onomichi, but from the perspective of cats! I knew doing my ‘Official Onomichi Cat Count’ wasn’t a totally…… Continue reading The Onomichi ‘Cat Street View’ Map
Working on a Saturday is not too bad really, especially when you are not required to put any effort into it. 😉 Well, that was today’s experience. It was ‘open day’ at my school and junior high students were coming to visit to see what the school offered in terms of subjects. I wasn’t scheduled…… Continue reading Working on a Saturday
There is this fabulous little bakery in the depths of the department store where I often buy my groceries. They have some pretty delicious looking things but I do try to resist the temptation of buying something every time I’m down there. Today I decided to have a look around at what they had made…… Continue reading Panda Bread!
First things first, a huge congratulations to all those applicants who have been shortlisted for the 2015 – 2016 JET Programme! And a special shout-out to the new South African JET’s! Welcome to JET! 😀 And secondly, how could I not post pictures of the spring blossoms here in Japan? At first, about 2 weeks…… Continue reading Spring!
I'm not usually one to highlight adverts, especially car adverts. However, today I came across the latest Toyota advert online. What caught my attention was that the video shows three different versions of the same advert, but they are set in three different countries, namely Japan, Australia and South Africa. The advert shows the same… Continue reading Random Video Post
Going to start off this post by first wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope 2015 turns out to be a fantastic year for you. Secondly, if you ever find yourself in Japan over New Years, do yourself a favour and get a fukubukuro. What’s a fukubukuro? Well for one, it’s a…… Continue reading Japan vs My Wallet: Round III – Fukubukuro