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Tying Up Loose Ends

Originally published on 29 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my time living and working abroad in Japan! Is it really the last day? Yes! Yes it is! The past 3 days since I got back from Tokyo have been relaxing, wonderful, and memorable. On Thursday, I turned in… Continue reading Tying Up Loose Ends

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Mikimoto Pearl Island

Originally published on 10 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first summer abroad in Japan. Boy, do I have things to tell y’all! Yesterday was as close to ideal as I can think of. We started off going to the Mikimoto Pearl Island, continued on to a health… Continue reading Mikimoto Pearl Island

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Off Day Escapades

Originally published on 14 June 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first every trip abroad to Japan. So, I woke up to overcast skies on my day off on Monday, but I’d prayed it wouldn’t rain because I’ve really REALLY wanted to go back to Naiku (the Inner Shrine). After catching… Continue reading Off Day Escapades

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Teaching English in Ise

Originally published on 27 May 2006. This is part of a series of posts about living and working in Japan–my first trip solo and abroad! Kon-nitchiwa! (Hello!) I hope everyone’s having a great week. I decided now’s as good a time as any to tell you about working at the school, since so many of you… Continue reading Teaching English in Ise

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Japan: First Impressions

Originally published 16 May 2006. This is part of a series of e-mail letters I wrote home during my summer teaching English in Japan! Hi everyone! We just got internet in the apartment yesterday, so now I can write to you! Well, Japan is beautiful. The food is awesome–I get to eat sushi every day! However, my… Continue reading Japan: First Impressions

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Japan: Tale of a Fateful Trip

My readers, I’m about to let you in on something life-changing, Earth-shattering, and mind-broadening. At least it was for me. Just over 10 years ago I was 20 years old, fearless, and in search of adventure outside of my tiny little hometown in Tennessee. An opportunity to live and work in Japan practically fell into… Continue reading Japan: Tale of a Fateful Trip