• July 2020 Reflections

    I just finished a blogging consistency challenge that I joined earlier this month. Within the …

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  • Can You Scream Inside Your Heart?

    I LOVE going to amusement parks and riding roller coasters and rides. Once you get …

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  • My Struggle Learning a New Language

    In, Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving Abroad, I shared that one thing I …

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  • Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving Abroad

    Next week will make it my 3rd year living in Japan. I always say this …

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  • Tokyo 2020 (2021) Summer Olympics
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    Tokyo 2020 (2021) Summer Olympics

    As everyone already knows, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics were supposed to be happening right now. The games have been rescheduled for July 23rd-August 2021, but the 2020 name will stay the same. This is because the logo has been…

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    A Virtual School Year

    A Virtual School Year

    This year has been my 10th year teaching as a career! There were MANY days I thought I wouldn’t make it. Just to name a few: Getting cut with “kiddie” scissors the 2nd month of school during my first year…

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    What I’m Currently Reading

    What I’m Currently Reading

    I love reading a good book but lately it’s been taking me forever to fully focus and finish one. I finally started reading, On the Come Up by Angie Thomas after finishing her first novel, The Hate You Give last…

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    Japanese Kaiseki

    Japanese Kaiseki

    Part of the ryokan experience includes eating local dishes. The Yamazakura restaurant in Hotel Okada serves kaiseki.  Kaiseki is a multi-course traditional Japanese dinner made with seasonal ingredients. The portion sizes may seem small, but was filling after having everything.

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    Hot Springs in Hakone

    Hot Springs in Hakone

    Hakone is a popular destination because it is close to Tokyo and famous for hot springs. Hotel Okada is a ryokan, Japanese style inn, with the main attraction being a public hot spring and foot bath. I can’t remember why…

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