Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tuesday students

A few students were absent today, so I’ll update this next week (pending attendance). A note about pronunciation for the names… Japanese vowels sound like: a – “ah” like in ox e – “ey” like hey i – “ee” like … Continue reading

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Kyōto, round II (Sat., 8/13)

«Fri., 8/12 | Sun., 8/14 (coming soon) After a somewhat uncomfortable sleep at K’s House (Hana Hostel really outshines them.  There’s nothing wrong with K’s – it’s clean and adequate – but Hana just had charm.  The staff is so … Continue reading

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Some Saturday students

A few kids were absent today, so I’ll post again next week (pending their attendance).  Excuse me in every photo.  I’m making the kids thank you cards with our pictures before I leave so I wanted to be in them. … Continue reading

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Ayaka’s diary entry

“Today it is sunny or cloudy.  I finished all my homework.  I was very cool.” – Ayaka, 12 years old. Still can’t beat 8-year-old Souichirou: “I rode my bike fast. So, I was cool.” Remember to tune back in for … Continue reading

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Kyōto, round II (Fri., 8/12)

« Kyoto, round I (May) | Sat., 8/13 » Having neglected planning my summer vacation and consequently having nowhere to stay, I decided to visit my beloved Kyōto again. While the first trip was jam-packed with temples, shrines, and castles, this … Continue reading

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Student photos coming!

We’re back from Kyoto, round 2.  I’ve actually been hand-writing the posts from this trip, but on account of me having a cold and Mike still being away with all the cameras, full posts won’t be coming until Monday. That … Continue reading

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Kyōto, day 6

<<day 5 PHOTOS! For the sixth day of our week-long trip we took the train to Osaka to see Osaka Castle and Tsutenkaku Tower. Osaka Castle is actually Osaka Castle Museum.  The inside is full displays, including old armor & … Continue reading

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