Things I wrote while in Japan

From 2008 to 2009 I lived in Japan and worked as an ESL teacher. Here are some things I wrote for my friends on Facebook while I was there, most of which are cultural observations of various sorts.

I did not enjoy living in Japan overall. Here is my definitive essay on the experience.

DECEMBER (month one)

First week, Dec. 15, 2008

I visit the Pokemon store, Dec. 21, 2008

The Emperor’s birthday, Dec. 23, 2008

Japanese Christmas, Dec. 28, 2008

JANUARY (month two)

Japanese New Year’s, Jan. 2, 2009

FEBRUARY (month three)

Throw beans at dad day, Feb. 5, 2009

Japanese winter — summarized by clip-art, Feb. 25, 2009

More to come…