Costco in Japan and Karaage Lunch!

This was an awesome day out, and something that two of my Japanese friends and I had been planning since January! With conflicting work schedules, it was difficult to find a time when all three of us could get a whole day free, but this weekend, we finally made it out to the Costco inContinue reading “Costco in Japan and Karaage Lunch!”

Coronavirus in Tokyo, Day 3: Sukiyaki, Spaghetti, and Baby Chicks

Not only have all classes been cancelled, but also, our work schedule has been shifted to avoid the commuter rush. Our work day for this month now officially starts at 10:30 AM. That means I have plenty of time in the morning. What did I decide to do with all this time, you ask? IContinue reading “Coronavirus in Tokyo, Day 3: Sukiyaki, Spaghetti, and Baby Chicks”

Corona Virus in Tokyo, Day 2: No School, Baby Chicks in the Office!

Okay, so school without the students wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Yesterday, March 2nd, was my first day at work without classes. This means that we mostly spend the day in the large office, lesson planning and doing other tasks. I’m actually surprisingly busy, and yesterday, I ended upContinue reading “Corona Virus in Tokyo, Day 2: No School, Baby Chicks in the Office!”

Tofu Course Meal in Tokyo

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I am meeting every week with two lovely Japanese ladies who want to practice their English. One time, we got into the topic of tofu, and I happened to mention that I love tofu. They then suggested that we go to a tofu restaurant that they had been toContinue reading “Tofu Course Meal in Tokyo”

Katsu Curry Lunch at School

Today was a test day, plus many of the students were away on a ski trip, so there were no classes. As usual, this means that the school did not open the cafeteria, and school meals were also not served. On such days, sometimes the teachers get bento boxes, but this time, the cafeteria staffContinue reading “Katsu Curry Lunch at School”

Mochi Waffles at School in Tokyo

The principal brought his waffle maker in to school, so when I got to school in the morning, there it was right next to my desk. The principal does this from time to time. For example, on the first day back to work after New Year’s holiday, he brought in ingredients and made a hugeContinue reading “Mochi Waffles at School in Tokyo”

Mochitsuki in Tokyo!

At noon today, there was a mochitsuki on Kyokai-dori, right by Ogikubo Station. Kyokai-dori literally means “Church Street” (although it is simply a nice pedestrian street with many neat shops and restaurants). And, a mochitsuki is the Japanese tradition of pounding steamed rice in a wooden barrel to make mochi. Even though I got thereContinue reading “Mochitsuki in Tokyo!”

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