I do not enjoy buying Shinkansen tickets.Read more "Sawatdee -or- Going Beyond the Island"
I can tell when my JTE wants to speak to me because her hands shake. She sits next to me. I can see her, out of the corner of my eye. Rubbing one hand, then rubbing the other. Sometimes it takes her a long time to actually say something. She strokes her hands. She smiles […]Read more "WHY CAN’T (most) JAPANESE PEOPLE SPEAK ENGLISH?"
Before I came to Japan, I had a problem: I wanted to find information online about the highs and lows of being an ALT, but I had no idea who to believe.Read more "SHOULD I SPEND A YEAR (or more) OF MY LIFE AS AN ALT IN JAPAN?"
Who is Kokopelli? Kokopelli is a dick.Read more "WHAT IS THE KOKOPELLI PROBLEM?"