In this last post of the “Okinawa Island Hopping Adventures” series, the JWs and Zelmukii explore Okinawa Main Island and meet several giant adorable whale sharks.
On their last full day in the Yaeyamas, the JWs and Zelmukii set off to explore the centre of the Yaeyamas: Specifically, what lies under the ground, under the sea, and under the palm trees of Ishigaki Island.
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the Yamaneko sleeps tonight. Iriomote Island, the jungle island, was the second destination of our island hopping Okinawan adventure, and it was AWESOME.
The JWs and Zelmukii explore Taketomi Island, a tiny little island that is home to a preserved Ryukyu Kingdom-era village.
In one last epic Japan adventure (and one last epic blog post series) the JWs team up with their friends from Canada to go island hopping in Okinawa.
To round off the school year, I gave my students blank comic strips and let them show me what’s going on (or not) inside their heads. Here are my top five for your enjoyment!
Janelle and Jordan get naked with the locals, then fulfill a several-years-in-the-waiting quest to find a very specific spot from a postcard.
In what is possibly one of the JWs’ best trips yet, they catch and cook their own prawns, eat dumplings made by Tom Cruise,* and meet the magnificent Richard Parker himself!
With exactly six months left in Japan, the JWs are exhibiting all the worrisome signs of turning Japanese. Will they be able to escape before it’s too late to turn back?
Highlights from the JWs Christmas adventures in Japan and Korea: Kobe Port, Osaka German Christmas Market, Seoul Tower of Love, and a Snowy adventure to North Korea!
Letters to Santa from my Japanese students that will cause even the Grinch-iest of hearts to grow at least 2 sizes.
Is community a thing of the past? I don’t mean online communities like WordPress, but actual, outside-your-front-door community. Sometimes it seems like the familiar, can-I-borrow-a-cup-of-sugar feeling of neighbourhood community is a lot harder to come by these days. Is that because I’m traipsing around the world, a linguistically-challenged perpetual outsider? Or are the lines that separate “community” from …