The Constant Struggle of Learning A New Language: One Month Reflection

I always knew I wanted to study abroad; to experience a new culture and live somewhere outside of my home country. Originally, my plans were to go to Dublin or London to focus on improving my writing skills, especially after I lived in Japan for two months-- I wanted to go somewhere I hadn't been... Continue Reading →

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Hidden Gems of Ghibli in Tokyo

When I was a kid, I was lucky enough to grow up during some of the prime years of America's Japanese anime boom in the late '90s and early 2000's. A time when Cartoon Network had the Toonami block and "Month of Miyazaki" and Disney played Kiki's Delivery Service on TV. Of course, I was too... Continue Reading →

Inspiring Wanderlust

We're already a couple weeks into the New Year, I've been in Japan for about two weeks now, and 2017 already feels like it was forever ago. Two weeks ago I couldn't believe I was about to spend 5-months living and going to school in Japan-- I actually didn't truly register I was leaving this... Continue Reading →

What Do You Know About Noh (Theater)?

Stroll 8 minutes from Higashi-Nakano station, past all the conbinis, and through a public parking lot next to a small Mexican restaurant decorated with totem poles and you'll find yourself at the hidden entrance to the Umewaka Nohgaku Gakuin Kaikan, a small year-round Noh Theater. I found myself at the theater on a hot Tokyo afternoon... Continue Reading →

My Life as a Technos Intern

Though my life  isn't quite as quirky as that one teenage robot's, I find that the days may be passing a little too quickly with my motley crew here at Technos. (I can't believe I only have 2 weeks left!) A typical work day actually depends on the day. One of the things I do... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Disney Sea!

When asking one of my friends about her favorite things to do in Tokyo, without skipping a beat she said "Going to Tokyo Disney with my friends." So, low and behold over the weekend we took on one of the 10 cousins to "The Happiest Place On Earth"-- Tokyo Disney Sea! Located in the heart of... Continue Reading →

Sanja Matsuri: Mikoshi Mosh-pits

Last weekend held many firsts: first time travelling around Tokyo by myself, navigating the trains by myself, and my first Japanese festival: Sanja Matsuri! Sanja Matsuri is one of three big Shinto festivals in Tokyo held every third weekend in May at Senso-ji temple in Asakusa, and first started during the Edo period (1603-1868) --... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Technos College

And without further ado, it is time to introduce you to the lovely Technos College, where I'll be interning for the next 2 months assisting in teaching English, as well as helping to prepare for International Week, but we'll talk more about what I do there another time. Technos College is a 2 year technical school... Continue Reading →

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