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The Night My Students Disappeared… Forever

The Night My Students Disappeared… Forever

Halloween has passed and a new dawn has come already in Japan. This dawn brought great relief to many of my students who managed to survive the night. Others, however, were not so lucky. For after a fruitful night of trick-or-treating, a good many of them came to an unfortunate end in the old forest, … Continue reading

An award? For me? Oooh shiny!

An award? For me? Oooh shiny!

A few days ago I was bewildered to discover I had received a blog award from one of my favourite bloggers,  TheBlackTwig at A Drifter Off To See The World. I’ve never received a blog award before, and I wasn’t sure what the correct response was: Write a polite thank you note? Give a speech? … Continue reading

Will you be my obligatory Valentine?

Will you be my obligatory Valentine?

Since coming to Japan, I have witnessed many a foreign female rant disapprovingly about how the infamous Valentine’s Day is celebrated here. Personally, it amuses me, partly because I didn’t care much about the Hallmark holiday in Canada anyways, and partly because it’s always amusing to witness people getting worked up over anything – when … Continue reading