All or Nothing

Wow!  I don’t post for almost a month, and now I’m giving you guys TWO posts in TWO days! Aren’t I great?  Aren’t you lucky? Anyway, here’s what happened today: I woke up this morning and knew instantly that it was the coldest thing I could remember experiencing in my life.  In shorts and a…

Over the HIlls and Far Away

…except really not so far away, since I live on a fairly small island.  And even the other islands aren’t exactly at a strenuous distance.  Last weekend, my kind neighbor took me out to see the sights with a couple of visiting college students.  I had already been to the mountain, but hadn’t been to…

The Magic Noodle

This last week was probably the busiest week I can remember having in my life.  I mean, I did an undergraduate thesis and all in college, and that was stressful enough, but this?  This was on an entirely different level.  Last Monday, I stayed an hour after work making preparations for classes the next day. …

Ikimashou! (Let’s go!)

Wow, it’s been awhile since my last post.  Sorry about that.  Well, a lot has been happening, which is simultaneously why I haven’t posted until now and why I now have a lot to tell you (and I mean A LOT). I’ll start with how things went today; today was wonderful.  Today was the undoukai…

It’s a Bug’s Life Out There

Alright, guys.  Here’s the deal.  I actually moved to Japan about a month ago.  Hitherto, I have not posted due to a painful lack of internet connection.  And you have no idea the level of satisfaction I glean from using these odd English words after a month of speaking the simplest English possible….Anyway, I’m here…