School Tour: Elementary School Library

I actually don’t spend much time in the library at either of my schools. Honestly, I don’t spend much time in any room other than my English room and the teacher’s room, if I’m being honest. But, for the sake of blogging and being as in depth as I can be, I figured I’d post photos of he library! Now, pictured here is the library for my Friday school. If […]

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Why I’m Moving Schools

This post is probably going to be the most personal experience I’ve written about so far. I wanted to do it because it’s important to show you all that living in Japan isn’t great all the time… There are times when it can be hard and you’ll run into problems. Honestly, there are a few experiences like this that I’ve made a note of to write about eventually, so maybe […]

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School Tour: The Teacher’s Room

Without a doubt, the teacher’s room is where you’re going to spend a majority of your time at school. If you thought you’d be in a classroom most of the time… Well, I hate to burst your bubble. In fact, for me specifically (remember, every situation is different), on my busiest days, I’ll still spend at least 4 hours in the teachers room. Yes, even when I teach 4-5 classes […]

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The Narita Express (NEX) from Tokyo to Narita Airport

I’m not even going to sugarcoat it: I hate Narita Airport. You can read my Yelp review about it if you really want to know the details, but I’ll outline them for you here: It’s far away It’s expensive to get to It’s inconvenient I much prefer Haneda Airport because of it’s proximity to the city, but unfortunately most of the flights that go there are way more expensive and […]

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My First (English) Doctor’s Visit in Japan

If there’s one thing to remember about me, it’s that I’m almost perpetually sick with one thing or another. Last month it was a runny nose; this month’s ailment is a dry cough and a headache. Despite this, I only went to the doctor in Japan for the first time last month. Since I arrived in Japan, I’ve been enrolled in the NHI (National Health Insurance) program, which covers a […]

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My Experiences With School Cleaning Time

The (dreaded?) cleaning closet If you’ve watched any school-life anime, you’ll know that an important part of the school day is cleaning the school. Students are allocated a set amount of time, either after lunch (elementary) or at the end of the day (junior high school) to clean. They’re responsible for cleaning both their classroom and the common areas of the school. Usually, a little jingle will play through the […]

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