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A Year Later, Home From Japan

August 9, 2008 As many of you (if anyone actually reads these) already know, I am back from Japan. Here are a few thoughts about returning back to America.

Reflections on a Year of Blogging and Japan

July 21, 2008 I've been blogging for a bit over a year, and I've been in Japan for a bit under a year. Seems like time for some introspection. As a bonus includes the definitive answer to "Why did you come to Japan?" and "Why did you start studying Japanese?" As an un-bonus I am kind of tired and didn't put in any pictures to make the onslaught of text manageable. Life is give and take, don't cha know?

小学校と教える授業の最後の日

July 18, 2008 今週の木曜日は最後小学校に行く日だった。で、最後日本で授業を教える日もだった。ちょっと感動する日になったでしょうね。

Last Day of Elementary School and Classes

July 18, 2008 Thursday was my last day of classes at elementary school. Its sad to be saying goodbye, and there are a lot of kids I'll be missing after getting to know them bit by bit during forty-five minute lessons and brief exchanges in the halls.

Advice for ALTs Considering a Second Year

July 7, 2008 Many ALTs undergo temporary insanity when considering recontracting for the their second year. Here is my advice for those in the process.