Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stupid Camera.

This is for all you haters out there who keep harassing me to update my blog. For your info, my camera is brokener than broken. If I want to upload about two pictures, it will take about three to five hours, my camera battery will die somewhere in that span of time, and then I'll have to stop and start all over again while I wait for the battery to charge. Then when I think it's all finally finished, the second I disconnect my camera from my computer, none of the pictures have actually saved themselves to my computer. And on top of that, my computer crashes like, three times a day anyhow. So what all this is leading into is, I freaking hate blogging now because all it does is make me angry. Angry with my camera, angry with my computer, and angry with the world. And you don't want that, do you?
Besides, what's more important is that Stacey arrives in Japan this weekend, and will be coming to Tokuyama next weekend so I've got more important things on my mind.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Announcement THREE!

So I can finally tell you all that I got a new job! I will be working for the same company as I am now. I'll be based in Okayama, and travel all over Japan as needed. I will still be teaching lessons when I'm travelling. So my NEW contract will extend until the end of May 2010. I've decided to take the month of October off of work and travel around Asia. Right now I've got my sights set on Nepal and China, but this is subject to change as some of these places are not safe for me to go alone. Anywho, anyone want to go to Nepal this fall? Let me know. China and Thailand? Any takers?

Saturday, January 31, 2009


I opted for the plum. ('Ume' in Japanese.)

Announcement Two.

Months after first hearing about this, I'm pretty sure I'm finally at liberty to share. Currently, I'm the only native English teacher at my school...this is somewhat unusual. Well, in one month we will be getting a NEW TEACHER! Not my replacement, just a second teacher. Amazingly, this teacher will be none other than the very talented, very lovely Stacey Garcia (Chelley's big sis). I'm so happy and so lucky. Stacey, I cannot wait!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, I haven't been posting for, uhhhhh, quite a while, but I decided I better get to it before everyone who commented on my last post came after me in an angry mob bearing tar and feathers in the middle of the night.

So my camera is doing something funky and it has been really, really a test of my patience trying to upload pictures. I spent about 6 hours the other night uploading pictures from Tokyo and New Year's. This included me actually going to sleep and setting my alarm and then waking up later to check the status of the upload at like 2 am.

So, there, I hope you are happy! I am going to post photos later today.

And speaking of...Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!!

P.S. I would like to thank Chelley and Mariah for making my least favorite holiday one of the best I have ever had. And especially Chelley for travelling all this way and being the love of my life for better or worse.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Announcement One

So, it's been a while, lovely readers (I think there might be three or four of you....yessss, my following is growing). I mentioned a WHILE back that I had some exciting news. I'm ready to share a little bit now. I have decided, that I am going to stay in Japan for ONE MORE YEAR! YAY! I love it here! I went back and forth for a while as to whether I would stay or not, but a few weeks ago I just decided that if I've been here for this long already and I don't feel like I'll want to leave in 6 months, then it's the right decision to stay.
Job stuff isn't completely ironed out at this point, but I will probably stay with my current employer and have a different position. Anyhow, for those of you who were/are interested in visiting, you now have a little extra time to save up some dough and make plans to come over to my side of the world. Happy day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Wow. I am having major flashbacks to my high school choir years. And I think I like it. Also, vote. That is all.