The one where I dig out old videos of me talking to my laptop about the very first day of my job at a public Jr. high in rural Japan and all the cool things that seemed new and different from my life in southern California (that now seem completely normal to older Kendra).
The one where I give you advice on hiking in Japan, talk about how it's different from hiking in California, and give you links to tips, routes, maps, etc. for all (almost all?) of the hikes that I did while I lived in Japan.
The one in which I travel to Kamakura with a new friend and share all of the amazing experiences I had there meeting other people and experiencing the truest form of omotenashi--the spirit of hospitality--which Japan prides itself on (for good reason).
The one where I tell you how big and empty my apartment in Japan felt at first and a few of the steps I took to truly make it feel like home.
Two years. That’s half of college. My entire Jr. High school career. An Associate’s Degree. The time it takes to earn a Master’s. It’s the time it takes for a tiny, innocent newborn to talk and walk their way into the “Terrible Two’s”. It’s the time it took for my best friend to get engaged, … Continue reading 2 Years in Japan- Looking Back (in Pictures!)
The one in which I describe the training that I was sent to do by Interac before I left for Japan and how to prepare for the practice lesson plan some branches require you to plan for the first week of training.
The one in which I break down my day, hour by hour, and tell you exactly what a day in my life as an Interac ALT at a Jr. high in rural Japan looks like.
The one in which I break down my monthly budget for you as an Interac ALT in rural Japan and tell you why I spend the way I do--also tips on how to budget wisely in Japan and live well on an ALT salary.
The one in which I tell you about the things I've noticed and the lessons I've learned since I moved to Japan four months ago.
The one in which I sit down to tell you all about my Interac placement in Japan, when I will be moving, and how the visa application process is working so far.