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!”

Italian Dinner and English Study in Tokyo

I have been volunteering at a local library here in Tokyo, reading stories in English to young Japanese children. Recently, one of the staff who I work with said that she has become interested in learning English, and asked if I would teach her. I was very pleased, so I happily agreed! We have decidedContinue reading “Italian Dinner and English Study in Tokyo”

Italian Course Lunch in Tokyo with New Friends

During my time in Japan, I have been volunteering as much as possible in the local area. It’s not only a way to have all sorts of experiences that I otherwise never would have had, but also, it’s been fantastic for making friends with Japanese people outside of my school. This has been the mostContinue reading “Italian Course Lunch in Tokyo with New Friends”

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!”

Coronavirus in Tokyo, Day 1: School is Canceled

So as a little update, life has changed a lot more than I expected with this whole coronavirus craziness. Initially, you just saw more people wearing masks, then we were advised to wash our hands frequently. Then, I started hearing that some schools where a teacher or student was found to be infected would beContinue reading “Coronavirus in Tokyo, Day 1: School is Canceled”

Birthday Pottery from Japanese Teacher

Just now, as I was sitting at my desk, one of the Japanese teachers of English brought me a belated birthday present. My birthday was actually several days ago, but I stayed totally quiet about it, and not many people knew. So, she only found out about it a few days ago. It was theContinue reading “Birthday Pottery from Japanese Teacher”

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”

Indian Street Food in Tokyo!

This weekend, I made bhel puri and my version of an Indian street food sandwich. I cook this sort of way all the time back in Vancouver, but I never thought that I could make such things in Tokyo! I few weeks ago, I posted about making burritos at a friend’s house. She invited meContinue reading “Indian Street Food in Tokyo!”

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