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1. This past Saturday was Sports Day at my junior high school. I came home with a myriad of goodies and gifts!
2. Don’t get excited about the fancy looking box— it’s just tissues.
A gift from one of my students, who is particularly fascinated with the color of my hair.
Gifts from my teachers.
1 - 10: Koga Park in Koga, Ibaraki.
1. Photo of my kitty Zak, back in the States, and Kutusita Nyanko stationary.
2. Hyakuen purchases.
3. Japanese study books.
4. The television came with the apartment, it’s just be accessorized with a plant, some ninjas and a Playstation 2.
5. My futon— the most comfortable bed I’ve ever had. No lie!
6. Ciel and Grell.
7. Photos of some Starwave Records bands, including Misaruka, Rose Noire, Tokami, and THE SOUND BEE HD.
8. I’m collecting post cards of places I visit in Japan. So far I’ve only gotten Koga Park, Asakusa, and Ueno Science Museum.
9. Shot from my balcony, opposite angle of the main room.
10. This is the junk I carry around in my bag. Kutusita Nyanko coin purse, Mamegoma tissues, Pokemon hand towel, Alice in Wonderland mirror, mints, chapstick, and my weird cat wallet that has a capsule charm, two Fishbones charms from Jisuk and a good luck charm from Meijin Jingu.
1. Map of Koga City, Ibaraki.
2. Boom Boom Satellites “Over and Over” 2010 tour tote, California artist, Inki Jinx tote, THE SOUND BEE HD “Cross” mini tote, and owl backpack.
3. Furnished kitchen.
4. Cat themed apron.
5. 3 gas burners— it’s unheard of amongst most of the other teachers!
6. Main room— original artwork by my old friend, Shannon, Japanese study notes on the board, and my bookshelf.
7. Few DVDs from the States, family photos, Final Fantasy action figures and my beloved Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde figurines.
8. Handful of questionable manga and my DS games.
9. Scyther from the Tokyo Pokemon Center and Flareon from a capsule machine!
10. Desk and television set-up.
Fellow teacher and new bro, Rafael, and I have found two particularly amazing ‘hole-in-the-wall’ joints here in Koga.
1. An incredible, spicy Korean ramen dish made by a grandma who we suspect may have cooked for mobs..
2. A delicious and huge soba dish with rice and fresh clams made by the sweetest grandma who is thrilled we speak enough Japanese to get by in her little establishment.
We call them the Dad’s side and Mom’s side grandmas, because they’re so extremely different.