26th Birthday

Last time I wrote about my birthday was, of course, a year ago. However, last time I was unemployed and going through a rough time. My 24th year wasn’t the best of years, especially when it came to my job. Not that my job is perfect now, but at least I’m earning a decent amount of money (if I ever get paid).

This year, when I got home after spending the day out with my boyfriend, I felt sad for different reasons. I felt sad the year was over. My 25th year was a great year, and I’d like to tell you why, mainly because I want to remember it and since I’ve the memory of a goldfish, writing it down is the best way to do that. Continue reading

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Japan: Interview Questions

So, as we (meaning I) patiently wait (meaning painfully agonize over) any more news from the school I’ll be working with in Japan, I thought I should talk about some of the questions they asked me during my interview.

Of course they asked me the usual things, like if I had had any experience working with children, asked about what I would do in different situations and how I would teach different things to children. If you’d like me to talk about any of the teaching-related questions, I’ll write another post at some point, but for now I want to focus on the Japan-specific questions. Continue reading

Walking Around London: The Capital Ring Part 2

So, a long time ago, a time before winter had come and when I was working 12 hours a day, I used to somehow make time at the weekend to walk around London, following the so called Capital Ring.

The Capital Ring is a circular walk around zones 2 and 3 of London where you walk through several parks and suburbs and almost feel like you’re in the countryside. You’d almost believe it, if you weren’t able to spot the Shard or the tall buildings in Canary Wharf. If you’d like to see the post I wrote about it last year, click here. Continue reading

Visiting Japan: Last Days!

And finally! Last part of my wonderful visit to Japan. If you’d like to see the other parts click here for part 1, part 2part 3 and part 4. Hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have! Writing about the trip was a great way of looking at all my photos and remembering all that I enjoyed doing while I was there.

Day 10

We had planned to go have breakfast in a local café, but as we were leaving our host said that there was free breakfast at the hotel, so we decided to save a few yen and ate some croissants and grabbed a few cups of filtered coffee. Continue reading