JET Journal: Week 44

Sunday June 24th 2018 It is actually one week ahead of the date above ^ but I wanted to post some things about this week, as it was a very special week for me! 1. My birthday!! It was my birthday on Tuesday! (June 19th). I’ll be honest, it was a very unusual experience to…

JET Journal: Week 43

Hii! Welcome to Week 43 of my JET journal. Now that I’m coming to the end of my first year, I have definitely been writing a lot.. less. I’m sorry about that! Honestly, the real reason is because many things that I have been doing (English camps, tea ceremony events) have been covered in previous…

JET Journal: Week 39

Sunday May 20th, 2018. Can you believe that it is already May?! I cannot believe that a year has passed since my final uni exam. I literally took my last university exam on 22nd May last year – Principles of Political Economy (Econ and Pol). April and May last year were not fun times… I…

JET Journal: Week 38 – Reflection

Sunday, May 13th 2018 This week was a typical ALT working week, so I want to use this space to reflect on my feelings regarding my JET journey so far. I’ve come a long way… it’s week 38 in Japan! While I am truly enjoying life here, at times I feel a sense of… cultural…

Golden Week: Week 36 – Week 37

Sunday May 13th, 2018 I experienced my first Golden Week here in Japan! It’s a week-long public holiday and it was great to have this week so soon after the Spring holidays :)) My parents visited me for a week and I met up with them in Tokyo. It was so nice to see them…

JET Journal: Week 33 and Week 34

Sunday April 15th, 2018 Hello! The first two weeks of April have been soooo busy. I’m not exaggerating. It’s the start of the Japanese school year, so I haven’t had time to actually process everything and sit down to write a blog entry. Apologies for the late posting >.< I will combine two weeks into…

JET Journal: Week 32

Saturday, March 31st 2018 What an amazing week! This has been my first break since the December holidays… I really needed this break. Spending four days in Kyoto changed me in so many ways, from my perspective of the world to my current state of mind. I definitely feel happier, more refreshed and comfortable with…

JET Journal: Week 31

Saturday, March 24th 2018 This is the first time that I’m writing my weekly blog on a Saturday! The reason for this is because I’ll be going to Kyoto (yay!) tomorrow by bus, so I’ll need to spend most of tonight and tomorrow morning packing and preparing for this visit. So… I had another long…

JET Journal: Week 30

Sunday, March 18th 2018 Week 30! 7 months and 2 weeks. Each week, I learn a little more about this country, my job, the people around me. The language. Surprisingly, I keep learning a little more about myself too. This week was a really enjoyable week, because as well as having a slightly relaxed schedule,…

JET Journal: Week 29

Sunday March 11th 2018 Spring is *almost* here! The sky can’t seem to decide whether to dump us with snow (please, no) or to give us clear, sunny days. 🙂 I’m so grateful that the temperature is above freezing now (at least during the day). It really does make a difference. The days are noticeably…

JET Journal: Week 28

Sunday March 4th 2018 I am a week late to write this entry, but something is better than nothing! 😛 Highlights from the start of March: High School Graduation Ceremony I had to come to school on a Saturday for High School Graduation. It was a very solemn occasion, but incredibly interesting nonetheless. All of…

JET Journal: Week 24-27

Sunday, March 4 2018 Hello… I am really sorry for not journaling in a long time. February has been a quiet month to be honest, apart from two day trips (skiing in Sugadaira and a spa day in Tokyo!). Before writing about this week, I will give a brief summary of the main things that…