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

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

Visiting Japan: Day 9

And here is the last part of my adventures in Japan! I thought it was going to be the last, but turns out I have a lot I’d like to share! Hope you’ve enjoyed it so far. If you want to read the other parts click the following links: part 1, part 2.

Day 9

After some breakfast, we walked to the Osaka Castle (thanks zzzisle!), passing a political protest, which we thought was quite unusual. At least, it’s not the kind of thing that you’d expect to see in Japan. It was early in the morning and there were five men, one of them with a megaphone and the others spreading panflets. Continue reading

Visiting Japan: Days 4, 5 and 6

Here we go, a few more adventures in Japan! If you want to read about part one, click here.

Day 4

We set out early this morning to go to Shibuya with the rest of the family. It was the last day of the year and it was sunny, but cold. First stop was Shibuya 109. We got the lift up to the last floor and slowly made our way down the shops. I must say, my boyfriend was incredibly patient with me! Not that I actually looked at that many shops, as most things were either too cute or too short for my taste, but I did spend quite a bit of time around some new Gudetama gashapon machines and looking at Sanrio socks. Continue reading