Tuesday, April 27, 2010

93 Days and Counting

Things to do before I leave Japan

1) Try at least 5 more flavours of kitkat
2) Swim in the Pacific Ocean (again)
3) Have good chats on the seaside
4) Enjoy GK while it's still there (..and so am I!)
5) Ride the Shimanami Kaido (a 72 km bike path)
6) Go Camping
7) Take a road trip
8) Spend some much needed quality time with my onomichi family
9) Get Maiko done (dress up like a geisha and get photos done)
10) Make sure I'm taking my heart with me when I leave this wonderful city.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hey! Look at me, I'm a teacher!!!

I don't have a lot of pictures of me teaching, but here's one that was taken at a small school of mine. My coworker just gave it to me the other day, so I thought I'd share it with you all! ENJOY!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


What was for lunch today, you ask?
Am I kidding?
Unfortunately not.

School lunch today was fried whale. My eyes almost popped out of my head when the kids told me what it was. Then my eyes closed when I put it in my mouth.

Final report; tastes like chicken.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

As this door closes.....

It`s official. I`m outta here. It was a no brainer decision since this past summer, and I thought I`d feel that way all the way through. Then I went home for Christmas. Although it was phenomenal to see my family and friends, I realized how much I`d miss Onomichi and my pseudo family here. I`m happy with my decision not to re-contract, I`m excited for what`s next...whatever that is. But it`s going to be awful to leave my Onomichi family behind. I look forward to seeing you all in September in the 514! Let`s grab a drink on a terrasse before the terrasse season closes. And then I`ll take a couple months to brace for my first full Canadian winter in 2 years! A bientot!