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This museum was the single most intense experience of my life. The things I saw and read within will remain with me forever. Simply reviewing and uploading the videos has made me shaky and upset. I could barely bring myself … Continue reading
In Japanese there is no “s” as we understand it in English. The language uses moras, so in the S category you have sa, shi, su, se, and so. Because of this, the Japanese accent can make some English words … Continue reading
On November 27, 2011, I attended the “Hand Bell Family Concert” hosted at Hakuoh University, the nearby college in Oyama. A few weeks ago, the mother of two of my students (Haruna and Natsumi) handed me a flyer for this … Continue reading
Thanksgiving There is so such holiday in Japan. Though they do celebrate Labour Thanksgiving on November 23 each year, it’s not a very important holiday. In fact, one of my adult conversation students had work that day. I explained the … Continue reading
A new torii (gate) under construction at the main shrine in town.
I love post cards. I’ve been purchasing them everywhere we go. Since I love them so much, part of me hates sending them because then I no longer have the cards. Well, I decided to scan a few so I … Continue reading
Giant praying mantis outside my apartment tonight: