Futami: I Couldn’t Stay Away

Originally published on 29 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! Today I woke up early to talk to Mom online and get to the beach one last time. Next time I talk to my family, it’ll be in the flesh!Continue reading “Futami: I Couldn’t Stay Away”

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 inContinue reading “Tying Up Loose Ends”

Fun Times in Tokyo

Originally published on 27 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! And now I’m back from Tokyo! The train ride there was quite a feat. It took 7 1/2 hours and 4 train changes with only 3 to 8 minutes etweenContinue reading “Fun Times in Tokyo”

Third Year Death Ceremony

Originally published on 23 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer abroad living and working in Japan! Time for the much-anticipated Third Year Death Ceremony! Mrs. Koda’s mother came to ride to the ceremony with us. She’s cute and looks just like Mrs. Koda. We got inContinue reading “Third Year Death Ceremony”

Yukata and Hanebi

Originally published on 16 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever trip abroad, living and working in Japan! It’s been a good day! Yesterday’s festival and fireworks were fun to watch. It was my little 4th of July on the 15th of July! I talked to MomContinue reading “Yukata and Hanebi”

The End is Near; I’m Making Plans!

Well hello! I hope everyone’s having a great week. Mine’s been pretty good so far… and tomorrow (Friday) is my last day of work! Hooray! So Monday was a good day. My break time got changed, so that was a little annoying, but Yuri was in a good mood, so that made the whole day seem better. IContinue reading “The End is Near; I’m Making Plans!”

Spa and Onsen Experiences

Originally published on 10 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! Onward to the Nemo Nu Sato Resort! We got there at the last 30 minutes of the lunch buffet, but there was still plenty to go around. It was all veryContinue reading “Spa and Onsen Experiences”

A Package from Home

Originally published on 26 June 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever solo trip to teach English in Japan! Hi there all. The past few days have been up and down, so I’ll just hit the highlights for you. We (the Americans) got the silent treatment atContinue reading “A Package from Home”