The Breakfast of Champions

The Breakfast of Champions

I eat cereal almost every morning for breakfast because it’s cheap and requires minimal effort. I always stick with the same cereal brand and they release new mixes every once in a while. Their cereal always a blend of oats, nuts, and dried fruit. The last one I purchased was a sweet potato autumn mix, which was really delicious. Unfortunately, they didn’t have it anymore when it was time to restock. Instead, I bought one that looked like an autumn…

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A Collection of Random Short Stories

A Collection of Random Short Stories

Tokyo Tour Guide About a month ago, the fourth grade class at one of my schools started a new unit called, “Our Town.”  The concept is to introduce their ward. The teachers modified and even created the following backstory: Sally’s Mother is coming to Tokyo and its up to us to tell her what sightseeing she should do in our ward. When the teacher told them my mother was coming, the students faces immediately lit up and they frantically asked…

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Nice Trip See You Next Fall

Nice Trip See You Next Fall

I just randomly tripped up the escalator. It occurred so fast I’m not even sure what happened. My foot hit the edge of the stairs  and next thing I know I’m falling forward and extending my hand out in front of me. I would like to think I played it off well and no-one noticed.  Looks like my Tuesday is off to a splendid start! 

Which Do You Prefer?

Which Do You Prefer?

In the past two weeks I’ve had two guys call it quits, and surprisingly they used the exact same lame excuse. As a result, I’ve decided to take a break from dating this holiday season. Winter illuminations have taken over Tokyo, and I rather experience them alone than with some guy who will disappear after less than a handful of dates. So, enjoy this dating update since it shall (potentially) be the last one of the year. Sake Master If …

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New Smiling Faces

New Smiling Faces

Sorry I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been incredibly busy at work, working 5 days a week and 6 days the last two weeks. Sometimes my days are short since school finished early, but working with children is exhausting. Last night I went to bed at 18h30 and woke up at 6 this morning. Almost 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep and I still look like a hot mess today. However, in my chaotic schedule I found time to write…

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Halloween in Tokyo

Halloween in Tokyo

So I wrote this article the day after Halloween while I was at school. I went home and tried to upload it, but somehow the file was corrupted and there was no way to find a previous version on my tablet. Then, I wrote it a second time on my tablet and it also self destructed. As a result, I’ve had to start avoiding writing on my tablet. So, I apologize that writing this article for a third time has…

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Break the Glass Ceiling

Break the Glass Ceiling

In recent weeks I’ve noticed more and more the gender inequality in Japan and the role that woman are expected to play. The Japanese workplace is still very much a male driven place. At the three schools I visit on a weekly basis, about half of the teachers are male. In the States I did encounter make teachers in high school, and at university most my professors were male. However, in elementary school the only make teacher was the art…

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When Did Winter Arrive?

When Did Winter Arrive?

I’m sure at some point in time I complained about the hot Tokyo summers. Well, I take it all back now. I want the sun and blistering heat back. It beats the cold, rainy days we’ve been having all this week. Seriously though, what is up with this weather, Tokyo? Last Thursday I was sweating on a beautiful 25 degree sunshine day. However Friday dragged along winter. We completely skipped Autumn and the cool weather it brings. Instead, winter is…

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Plátano Power And Supporting the Arts

Plátano Power And Supporting the Arts

I haven’t really given much of an update because I don’t have much to report. After months of averaging three day work weeks, my last few weeks have been extremely busy. I have had a day and night class almost every night for the last two weeks. I even worked this past Saturday and Sunday. Nevertheless, I’ve still managed to squeeze in some fun these last few weekends. Both of them were very different and each had their own theme….

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What is Love?

What is Love?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about my dating life and not for a lack thereof. For months I always feel like I’m playing catch-up. Well, I’m just not writing much about anything so when I do write it is never about dates. Alright here’s a collection of short stories. Enjoy! Wolf on Wall Street I met this guy on Tinder. I initially wasn’t super excited about our date. However, he looked much better in person, albeit much shorter…

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