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”

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”

Fried Fish & Spicy Chicken: Japanese School Lunch

Lunch at our school here in Tokyo is usually a bowl of rice, an entree, a small clear soup, side salad, and maybe a small pudding or jello for dessert. So, getting a donburi (a big rice bowl with toppings) was an unusual treat! The fried fish was delicious, and although our school lunches areContinue reading “Fried Fish & Spicy Chicken: Japanese School Lunch”

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”

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