Maia Does Japan

I taught six classes today. My last class was literally me, my blind JTE and three blind students. 10 minutes before the class I was told I would be leading them in making origami. It was definitely one of those what is my life moments. But weirdly awesome at the same time.

Today’s Kyuushoku: “green stew” which was just a cream based stew with peas mixed in for color, butter bread, a weird egg and cabbage salad (it’s tasted fishy though) and milk.

Today’s Kyuushoku: “green stew” which was just a cream based stew with peas mixed in for color, butter bread, a weird egg and cabbage salad (it’s tasted fishy though) and milk.

Oh Japan…. I can’t right now. 

This is an actual book my school wants me to use. Amazing.

Oh Japan…. I can’t right now.

This is an actual book my school wants me to use. Amazing.

Literally me counting down the days until I go home for two weeks.

Literally me counting down the days until I go home for two weeks.

shikuneh:

Onigiri - おにぎり by RecipeForPancakes on Flickr.
Trying to pick one or two hobbies to tell my first years about tomorrow is difficult.

I like too many things. 

  • Listening to music
  • reading
  • traveling
  • playing video games
  • watching Baseball
  • watching Ice Hockey
  • sleeping
  • eating
  • drinking
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.