Typhoon Shmyphoon

Apparently typhoons are a big deal.  They cause a lot of rain and wind and more rain, and people in Japan don’t like the weather, so typhoons are drastic.  Japanese people like to carry umbrellas with them to protect them from the sun, from the rain, from the wind, from the clouds, and from asteroids, […]

Work Hard, Play Hard

It’s a pretty daunting task when you do so many things and don’t have the time, energy, or motivation to keep on top of blogging about it all, and it gets backed up like this.  But it’s time for me to tackle this task and let you know how fun the beginning of my school […]

Japan Takes

In the last two months, I have realized that Japan has taken a lot of things from me, including Mexican food, cheese, good cookies, a car, guilt-free elevator use, and 13 lbs.  A little lesson on cause and effect.

The First Day of School

Generally, the first day of school is when students put on their best outfits, so as to start out the year right.  Well, this year we were forced to change that up a little bit.  I introduce my Junior year first-day-of-school look! Today is ganguro/kogal day number one.  I didn’t get the chance to go […]

This Is The Life

I am really enjoying my time here, settled into Global House.  I have been in Japan for two months so far, and I have enjoyed every moment of it.  But, during the past two months I have felt like I was on vacation.  Don’t get me wrong, I love being on vacation just as much […]

Excuses, excuses

I’ve been busy again.  Still.  Who’dathunk?I know I’ve been back in Tokyo for 4 days and that I owe what I promise is a lot of fun Kyoto and Osaka stories.  For the first two days I was back I was relaxing in a clean room (oh, how I missed you, hygiene!) and having to […]