Archive for the 'japan' Category


Monday, March 27th, 2006

I went to Tokyo. My Tamagotchi did not. Only one of us survived the weekend…

christine sure knows how to show you a good time.

Monday, March 27th, 2006

tokyo is great. home tomorrow. more soon.

what’s in the package

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

i bought these things in fun cat packages in Fukuoka and mailed them to some people at home. i didn’t keep one for myself, so i was really happy when lindsay sent me a picture of what was inside. cool! update: she also sent me some links to sites about the nameneko cats (one, two). […]

Seido no more

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

We’ve been teaching at a school called Seido. Jr. High every week, and the little kids every now and then. Monday was our last time going there. It was sad, but fun too. We (the interns) do a skit called “soup” that dates back to my camp days. We did the skit for them, and […]


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

yesterday was the last day on my rail pass. today is the first on my new one! depart for Fukuoka this evening, and tomorrow at 6AM it’s onwards to tokyo and the christine that awaits us! when we went to get tickets yesterday. to get from hakata to tokyo, you take two trains: one from […]

Second, Sanda.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Last weekend I was in Sanda visiting the Hori family. It had been almost 2 years since I saw them last. The girls have grown so much and it was amazing to get to play with them. I arrived at shin-kobe late Wednesday night to be greeted by Masao. We got home to Mika and […]

first, fukuoka

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

we got a lot to catch up on. on the 11th i spent the day with Rie and her lovely family. They brough me to Fukuoka for the day. we did a lot of siteseeing, and a little bit of shopping. We saw the Yahoo! Dome, and ate lunch at Hard Rock Cafe. It was […]


Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

on saturday my host mom kumiko dressed me in a kimono. it took a long time and there were lots of layers and things to tie. then she and akira took me outside and we took lots of pictures. it was fun. but i don’t like most of them, and only posted a few. enjoy. […]

sanda ikimasho!

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

yes, i’m off to visit the old host family tomorrow (tonight, i guess)! i can’t wait to see them all – especially the little girls. i’ll be back sunday night.

weather fyi

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

I’ve had at least 3 people email to rub in Toronto’s fantastic weather. Don’t get so smug. Last week it was over 20 here and we were running around in T-shirts. So, yeah!