Maia Does Japan
In other news

I forgot how exhausting teaching can be. But hearing screams of “Maia Sensei!!!!” And even clapping as I walked into second year classes literally made my day.

My three students who went to New Zealand in November came back today. They’re so giddy and cute! The girl who I had lunch with on Wednesdays before she left wants to start having lunch meetings again- her accent has changed so much it’s adorable. —

Beer Fest Tumblr hangout purikura edition.

Hiroshima meets Shimane meets Kochi.

Off to go teach my first class of 2014-

I’m so excited

Just your typical tumblr jet beer fest meet up — running to sogo to go on a bathroom trip while signing the game of thrones theme song. 

Love you guys- meoventures, farfromthepacific and ikemasu

(Photo courtesy of the lovely Meo)

Just your typical tumblr jet beer fest meet up — running to sogo to go on a bathroom trip while signing the game of thrones theme song.

Love you guys- meoventures, farfromthepacific and ikemasu

(Photo courtesy of the lovely Meo)

the-maleficar:

Sasuga japan

the-maleficar:

Sasuga japan

Kit Kat omiyage

Kit Kat omiyage

Glimpses of my life in Japan.

"All aboard the heart bus"

Glimpses of my life in Japan.

"All aboard the heart bus"

Today is the Leaver’s ceremony-

all the teachers that left are all coming in the staffroom and getting ready to make farewell speeches to the entire school; they will also all be at the Enaki tonight YAYYYY. It makes me so happy to see all my old co-workers.Especially since they were my favorites.  Seriously can’t stop grinning.

Oh and Omiyage! All the Omiyage for me! 

I feel Iike I hit a weird lucky streak with Kyuushoku since lately it’s been actually pretty good! 

Today’s Kyuushoku: pasta with meat sauce (which I was weirdly craving), “salad”, bread, strawberry jam and milk.

I feel Iike I hit a weird lucky streak with Kyuushoku since lately it’s been actually pretty good!

Today’s Kyuushoku: pasta with meat sauce (which I was weirdly craving), “salad”, bread, strawberry jam and milk.

I almost cried when I saw zucchini at the grocery store today

I have been craving/looking for it at various grocery stores for months. I made zucchini pasta tonight for dinner and it was heavenly.

Seeing Frozen or as they call it in Japan アナと雪女王 (Anna and the snow queen) with my language partner.

Seeing Frozen or as they call it in Japan アナと雪女王 (Anna and the snow queen) with my language partner.

I’m sitting next to this adorable Japanese boy

And his face is covered and I literally mean covered in takoyaki and his mom keeps smiling and taking pictures.

I’ve never seen someone enjoy takoyaki as much as this boy is.

I’m partly convinced that the reason Japan isn’t so keen on cheese is because subway in Japan only toasts the bread and not the bread and cheese.

I desperately need a new shower curtain- but shower curtains in Japan are $15-20 and they’re not even that cute.

Adding it to the list of things to buy in America…

I started riding the local bus

Up the giant hill I live on- and I’ve made friends with one of the bus drivers. Today he gave me a high five as I got off the bus. The best part is this guy is super old too. Oh Japan I love you some days.