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”
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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!”
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”
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!”
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!”
Nepali Elementary School in Tokyo: Anime Workshop
Yesterday, I worked as a volunteer interpreter for 9 to 10 year old Nepali students at Everest International School Japan in Suginami, Tokyo. It was a wonderful experience! Even much more so than I had expected! The children were warm, outgoing and very polite and approachable. Absolutely adorable! A group of Japanese university students studyingContinue reading “Nepali Elementary School in Tokyo: Anime Workshop”
Legendary Ramen in Tokyo
Yesterday evening, after English conversation with those two lovely Japanese ladies at our favorite cafe, I went for ramen! I had recently discovered that there was a Taishoken shop near my home, in Ogikubo. Taishoken is a legendary chain of ramen shops in Japan founded by Masayasu Sakaguchi in 1951. There’s even a full lengthContinue reading “Legendary Ramen in Tokyo”
Nepali-Indian Restaurant “Shiva” in Tokyo
I have discovered a fantastic Nepali-Indian restaurant in Asagaya, Tokyo. Almost all of the restaurants in Japan that serve Indian cuisine are actually run by Nepalis, and often, even if you ask for the spicy/hot option, it comes to you mild and sweet. The rice is usually Japanese or American rice, and sometimes they evenContinue reading “Nepali-Indian Restaurant “Shiva” in Tokyo”