Even Mount Fuji is not immune to the cuteness

Another entry for my “Cuteness is Everywhere” file. 😉 During my bus ride to Shizuoka-ken’s Board of Education (BOE), the bus stopped at a rest stop for lunch. It was a cloudy day, so Mount Fuji wasn’t visible, but in the rest stop where all kinds of Mount Fuji plushies. Each one featured Fuji-san with…

The Junior High Students Visited

On Thursday, the Junior High School students visited to see the campus. It reminded me of when 8th graders would visit CGUHS in America. Clubs performed on the stage, including the drama club, the orchestra, and the cheerleading club (cheerleading, by the way, is very different than the American version — it has men in full…

Mr. Fan

Meet my new best friend…

That’s right, my new best friend, who I am affectionately calling Mr. Fan. Considering I received Mr. Fan for free (these types of things are given away in Japan like tissue packets), I think this was a pretty felicitous meeting. Mr. Fan is advertising the fact Mount Fuji has been a world heritage site for one…

Arriving in Japan, the first days…

So, the text in this post is taken from emails I’ve sent home to family. I figured, “why repeat myself?” Anyway, these are general first impressions, struggles, experiences, etc. I had. I’ve been in Japan a week Sunday, but I’m starting my count after Tokyo Orientation (Wednesday), since I feel I was pretty cloistered in my Tokyo…

blogging

More than you ever wanted to know, most likely

OMG, here it is! My official blog to chronicle my journey in Japan, as well as anything else that happens in my daily life. I’ll be posting pictures, as well, in the Gallery page. There will be a gallery that is password protected and viewable only by people I know in real life (you’ll need to ask…