Celebrating my birthday – Japan Style

This year, I celebrated my 29th birthday in my new city. This year, I spent it with my “new family” in my new city – my dear colleagues at my school.  My supervisor, T Sensei, at FHS took me to dinner at an Izakaya close by.  It was very lovely of her to take me out to dinner along with F Sensei and the second ALT who started working at Fudooka with me, Alex. The Izakaya was one cozy restaurant with […]

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Silver Week

This year, 2015, I was lucky enough to experience a rare holiday called Silver Week.  It occurred on September 19 to 23rd. Facts about Silver Week:  Silver Week actually does not happen every year. It also isn’t like a leap year that happens every 4 years.  Silver week is actually a “new type” of holiday in Japan there it only applies to a strong of consecutive holidays in September.  It somewhat started in 2009 where during September that year, a […]

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Cooking in Japan – NOT EASY!

Cooking in Japan is not easy.  No joke.  Who would of thought that buying ingredients at a supermarket to cook your favourite dishes (Japanese necessarily Japanese dish) would be so hard.  After all, Japan is one of the best places in the world to enjoy quality tasteful food.  Tourists who visit Japan are mainly looking for authentic Japan food like sushi, sashimi and Shabu Shabu; so they would never experience the need to cook food themselves in Japan.  Up until […]

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Minami Koshigaya: Taste of Culture

A couple of weeks ago, I went to my first Japanese festival.  It was an absolute epic experience.  It was the 31st Minami Koshigaya Awa Odori (Dance) Festival.  The festival was held just outside of Minami Koshigaya station. I went to the festival with one of my friends, N. She is also a new participate on the JET program who flew over with me from Australia.  I must say, Japan really does know how to put on a good show.  […]

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My JET Application Experience – Part 1

July this year, I began a new life adventure.  I took on a challenge to explore a new career in the educational sector. Not only that, but I also moved to a place where I have always wanted to live in. It was a really scary experience for me because I had been in my previous job for over 5 years.   I definitely learnt and travelled a lot for my job; however, there was nothing for me in that job […]

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Dream a little … Why not?

Following your dream are words that we hear many times in our lives.  However, these words are not that easily satisfied. For years, I had dreamt of working in Japan and that is exactly what I am doing right now.  I currently live in a beautiful town in Saitama and am working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) under the  Japan Exchange and Teaching program 2015. I am not a teacher.  In fact, before coming here, I worked as a […]

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Hello, its me. Not Adele

I finally managed to make it happen.  My first blog and having my own blog.  It has taken me a while to really sit down and make this happen. The world is filled with heaps of tools and how-tos, surely it’s not that hard to put something like this together.  Nonetheless, like many things, it is all about commitment and dedication. I cannot guarantee that I can update every single interesting or weird event that happens to me.  However, I […]

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