Something called the Center Exam will take place at my high school this weekend. These exams in Japan are similar to the SATs in Northern America. So if you score high, you'll have a better chance of getting into the school of your choice. And if you don't do so hot, you'll have to take them… Continue reading Everything is Centered Around the Center Exam
Two weeks ago it was a testing week at school, so that meant I didn`t have any classes for for four straight days. So much desk time. Normally during testing weeks I want to scratch my eyes out because at least it will give me something to do, but this testing period I had a… Continue reading Grading Papers
So it's Thanksgiving day. It's weird to be without my family on one of my favorite holidays, but even weirder that while it's Thanksgiving here, it's still not Thanksgiving back home because of the 14-hour time distance that separates us. Naturally, I've felt pretty homesick this week. I'm sad I won't be in Rhode Island… Continue reading Have You Heard of Thanksgiving?
Just like Alice, I've fallen blindly down a rabbit hole. The rabbit hole she tumbled down led her to Wonderland, but my rabbit hole will lead me to Japan. Alice and The White Rabbit; John Tennial If you don't know already, I've accepted a position with the JET Program (Japan Exchange & Teaching Program). I'm… Continue reading Following the White Rabbit into the Unknown (AKA Japan)