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Checking off my Bucket List!

Is it just me, or is time flying by even faster than before?!

I’ve been incredibly busy since my last post – March passed by in a blur of graduations, baking extravaganzas, special English classes that I had to plan and teach, board game parties, St. 977 more words


Why I Decided to Break Contract

I am going to apologize beforehand for this entry. I have tried to make it not a rant, but in the end it ended up as one. 1,590 more words

One Step at a Time

Today I turned in my letter of resignation.

I don’t care if people think less of me because of it, or think I took the easy way out, but I did what was best for me. 79 more words

Okinawa Dreamin'

My trip to Okinawa was nothing short of amazing. I love Okinawa and now semi understand why so many Japanese citizens are obsessed with it. 1,787 more words

JET Programme

Introductions to the drum...

When I first arrived in Taketa City, Oita, Japan as a participant on the JET Programme, my initial aim was to take up karate. A local family, who took it upon themselves to look after new JET teachers, eagerly told me about taiko drumming, telling me that it was like karate or at least similar to a martial art. 175 more words


JET: An Overview

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, I’ve begun to prepare for the JET Programme. This post will serve to explain the programme and my efforts so far. 805 more words


Stop! Hakama Time.

March is the end of the school year in Japan, and unlike in the UK, graduation ceremonies are a really big deal. I had three days in a row of JHS graduation ceremonies, which was probably enough.  644 more words