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Self-portrait with Sushi

A good thing recently has been having time and inclination to be creative. I’ve been playing around with my tablet, my watercolors, even my lovely coupy-pencils (like crayons, but a little more grown up. Just a little though.) Here’s a … Continue reading

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A very Kyary Xmas!

A very Kyary Xmas!

Recently, on a particularly good hair day, one of my students declared that I had “Christmas Hair.” I don’t think this is quite what he meant, but I love it!

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Hello Kitty celebrates 七五三

November 15th is one of my favorite holidays in Japan. It’s not a public holiday, so we still have to go to work tomorrow, but it’s a cultural holiday like Setsubun and Hinamatsuri. 七五三 or Shichi-Go-San means 7-5-3, and is … Continue reading

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Meet the Mascots! Joushu-kun & Miyama-chan

Gunma-chan wears many hats here, but one of the jobs he doesn’t do is police work. Perhaps he dreams of being a police man when he grows up, but for now, his horsey cousins have taken the reins (ba-dum-ching!) Meet … Continue reading

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School Life — The Sweetest Thing

How adorable is this? I love my students!

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Ghost-flavored Pringles!

As soon as September clicks over in Japan, it instantly becomes Autumn. The shelves are full of

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The Many Faces of ぐんまちゃん — Tsumagoi

This week’s installment in The Many Faces of Gunma-chan reminds me of a Rorschach test. Though there is an actual interpretation and meaning behind this visual salad of an image, I think that the possibilities are potentially endless! Personally, it … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Gunma-chan — Nyanma-chan?

It’s time for this week’s installment in…THE MANY FACES OF GUNMA-CHAN! Ooooh! Yaaay! This week’s Gunma-chan may seem a bit familiar, if you’re, you know, on the internet. I’m sure you’re aware of Nyan-cat? Everyone’s favorite rainbow-powered poptart cat, on … Continue reading

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Tanbara Lavender Park!

As I mentioned yesterday, this past weekend was a lovely long one, and all of Japan had Monday off. While our fair prefecture has no ocean for us to visit on Marine Day, I decided to stay a bit closer … Continue reading

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Here You Are, Here You Are

The class had started off normally. “Let’s begin!” I announced in a sharp voice. This is usually followed by a student commanding the others to “Stand up! Attention! Bow!” This happens in some variation in most classrooms in Japan, at … Continue reading

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