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First Day Teaching in Japan!-My Video Diary

First Day Teaching in Japan!-My Video Diary

Oh my gosh you guys! It’s been an absolute mad time, and not in a good way, for me personally lately but I found these three videos on my laptop that kind of helped. Two are videos from my first days working at my school […]

11 Hours in L.A.!

11 Hours in L.A.!

Layovers. The bane of most traveller’s existence. But if they’re juuust long enough you can have some fun with those suckers! This was the case for a couple of my friends on their way from New Zealand up to their new home in Canada! They […]

The Great East Japan Earthquake-5 Years Later

The Great East Japan Earthquake-5 Years Later

March 11, 2011 may not be a date that means anything to most of you. Maybe it’s a birthday or perhaps an anniversary. A day like any other. But for Japan, March 11th marks the day when families were suddenly torn apart, communities were destroyed, […]

How to Turn Dreams into Goals-Video!

How to Turn Dreams into Goals-Video!

Hey all! So this video is a continuation of my previous post 100 Life Goals- Why You Need Goals In Your Life and explains in more detail how to create the attainable, measurable goals I encourage you to turn your dreams into! As well as an […]

How to Teach a Speech- Going to the Ibaraki Prefecture English Speech Competition!

How to Teach a Speech- Going to the Ibaraki Prefecture English Speech Competition!

Every year in Kasama City, Jr. High students from all over Ibaraki come together with their teachers and their ALT’s to present their own unique 5-minute speech. This year 78 students participated, split into 2 groups. Yeah, that means before lunch we sat through 39 […]

Ryujin Bungee Jump: Taking the Plunge!

Ryujin Bungee Jump: Taking the Plunge!

Few things scare me as much as needles. The very idea of a shot makes me woozy! My mom literally had to pull me out of the car screaming and tear away the seat belt I had in a death grip to get me into a doctors […]

A Day in the Life of an ALT in Japan!

A Day in the Life of an ALT in Japan!

Hey all! Now that you’ve all seen my average monthly expenses as an ALT, I thought I’d give you a look into my average day as an English teacher in Japan. So many people move abroad with the expectation that their life will automatically change […]

Beginning Certificate of Eligibility and Visa Info (VIDEO)

Beginning Certificate of Eligibility and Visa Info (VIDEO)

Hey all! So this is a recent video I made about my placement (which I already talked a bit about in this post), my departure date and flight (which I already told all of you in this post)– feel special, you’re all remarkably well-informed in […]

American Culture: Super Bowl Sunday

American Culture: Super Bowl Sunday

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to talk about a very important day in many Americans lives: Super Bowl Sunday! American Football has one of the largest fan bases of any sport here in the U.S. and the entire pro-football season all leads up to this […]

Interac Placement: Life is So Good!

Interac Placement: Life is So Good!

Hey all!!! It’s a very exciting time in the life of me! Why? I’m SO glad you asked! Finally, a captive audience! As the world I am directly connected to via facebook and real life already knows, I received my placement call from Interac on […]