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The First Best Day Ever: I got engaged

The First Best Day Ever: I got engaged

This is the first of a series I’m putting up over the next few weeks (I hope) in attempts to provide a fair and balanced update of what I’ve been up to over the past several months. The thing is, social media platforms will have you thinking that everyone’s having the best day ever. The legs-selfies at … Continue reading

Hitting a Milestone

Hitting a Milestone

I’ve been pretty open with my immediate networks, as well as with Instagram friends, that I have very unofficially been training for my first sprint triathlon.* A sprint triathlon is a 750-meter (0.47-mile) swim, a 20-kilometer (12-mile) bike ride, and a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run, consecutively. The running part hasn’t really worried me, since I run fairly regularly and have … Continue reading

Americaversary!

I know it doesn’t have the same ring to it, but since I had posted in honor of my one-year “Japanivesary” back in Jan. ’11, it’s only fair that I take a moment to pay homage to my year (and five days, but let’s pretend it’s August 3rd again) back in U! S! A! U! … Continue reading

Japaniversary!

Japaniversary!

Yesterday marked my living in Japan for exactly one year. I was busy in classes all day, but with teachers I enjoy teaching with so work went by quickly. My favorite JTE and I enjoyed reminiscing with the students about how my luggage got lost on the way here a year ago, and how I … Continue reading