Teaching Adult English Classes

October 18, 2007 A collection of my thoughts and advice from my English conversation lessons taught to an adult class. A handful of ideas on topics, and awkwardly generic recommendations.

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Grocery Shopping in Japan

October 20, 2007 (This entry contains a number of pictures and may load a bit slowly on some connections.) I spend a lot of my day thinking about the next meal. In conjunction with that I do a lot of grocery shopping. Here is an annotated pictorial of my groceries.

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Introducing my Japanese Kitchen

October 21, 2007 A quick overview of the kitchen in my apartment. It has accumulated two decades worth of stuff... but still doesn't have a rice cooker. Damn.

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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.

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Introduction to Kamioka-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan

January 11, 2008 An introduction to the lovely town I have been living in for some five months now. Lots of pictures to illustrate the points that words never can.

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Applying to the JET Programme

July 20, 2007 So maybe you want to apply to the JET Programme. Maybe you already did. This is what your experience will be, or was, like. Except its really my experience with the words "I" and "me" inconsistently replaced with the word "you".

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Driving on the Left Side

January 10, 2008 A few thoughts and pictures of my stylish Suzuki Wagon R that cheerfully (it has a flower sticker on the door to the gas tank) escorts me through the rural landscapes of Kamioka.

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Packaging of Renu Contact Solution

January 2, 2008 A quick look at the packaging for Renu contact solution in America and Japan.

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Teaching Elementary Classes as an ALT

February 14, 2008 Teaching elementary lessons has been one of the banes of my time as an Assistant Language Teacher. It just isn't part of my job that I enjoy. Here are a few tips and thoughts about the experience.

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Reliable Mealtime Friends

October 20, 2007 A look at a few of my favorite meals for myself in Japan. Nothing fancy, but dependable friends in times of need.

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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。

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