Monthly Archives: March 2006

I Feel The Earth Move!

I have always liked a sense of danger whether it be going snowboarding down the steepest of slopes, skydiving from 12,000 feet or doing three bungy jumps in one day including one from a ridiculously high 134metres. Anyway, thats enough … Continue reading

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Spring School – Done And Dusted!

I recently found out that I had to do four Spring schools on top of my regular schedule. These are basically a special two hour class for kids which the parents may or may not use as an excuse to get them out … Continue reading

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Hakuba Re-Visited Again & That’s Snow-Joke!!

The downside of my job is that I have to do 13 extra days cover work a year on top of my normal shift but the positive points are that I get so many more holidays than I did during my year with … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Making The Toast Of Our Time!

Met up in Shibuya today with a Japanese guy who I roomed with in Perth on my travels ‘down under’ many years ago. We went to a restaurant called “Who’s Foods” where we had something called ‘honey toast’ which is a … Continue reading

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March 14th Is White Day In Japan

Today in Japan is ‘White Day’ which is not a celebration of myself (my family name is White!) but is in fact a pure marketing day. Unlike Valentines Day in the west where both sexes give and receive, in Japan … Continue reading

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Another Day On The Piste!

Got back late Sunday night from another 24 hour round trip to Hakuba in Nagano (more than a few hours north of Tokyo for those not in the know) where I went snowboarding. Leaving Shinjuku at 11pm on Saturday night our bus arrived … Continue reading

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No Longer The Pod One Out!

They are only a few inches long yet give pleasure to so many. No I am not talking about the male anatomy!! In fact I am referring to iPods as I have finally jumped on this bandwagon by buying the iPod nano … Continue reading

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Big Brother Is Watching You!

I had my contract observation this afternoon which on the whole went quite well and was a fun lesson. I was a little apprehensive beforehand but, to use a cliche, all nerves went out the window once i started. Maybe I … Continue reading

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A Sad Sayonara

In my last job who-taught-who was just sorted in a random way but in my present job I teach the same students at the same time each week. This can lead to good relationships being built up. It was therefore a … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Plum Blossom Viewing In Kairakuen

Of Japan’s three most celebrated landscape gardens, Kairakuen in Mito are the closest ones and they are located about two hours north of Tokyo. The other two are Kenroku-en in Kanazawa prefecture and Korakuen in Okayama prefecture. These ones in … Continue reading

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