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11 August 2011 @ 10:33 pm
My first LJ post from my new place in Chiba!!!

This post is generally the same post as the one I posted on Blogger a couple days ago, except with more photos plus a little bit more details/personal touches and minus the stuff I've already posted on LJ.

なにも欲しくない あなたじゃない 誰かならCollapse )

Sooo even though I live in Chiba now, I'm still going to go back down to Kamogawa a lot to hang out with people, etc.! I'm actually going Saturday to go catch fish in the river again :D I also have photos of my new place to post, so hopefully I'll get around to that soon, along with posting about my new job! Anyway, right now the heat here is KILLER so for everyone in Japan - stay cool!
Current World: Chiba, Japan
Currently Feeling: draineddrained
Currently Singing: JASMINE - ONLY YOU
18 July 2011 @ 01:22 am
Just two weeks until the end of my time here in Kamogawa.

Work isn't so busy as non-work is! My new home-to-be has finally been decided (I'll talk about that another day) so I've been trying to pack stuff up...but I have so much JUNK that I am starting to freak out about whether or not I'll actually be able to move it all up next weekend (the only time I have to move). It doesn't help that I have dinner/nomikai EVERYDAY from now until my last day (except for next Saturday/Sunday, which I'll be using to move in this infernal heat). I can feel it really taking a toll on my body, but I am trying to comfort myself with the idea that I can just pass out the first weekend after I move up to Chiba.

Anyway!!! Let me share (mainly FOOD) photos from dinner with my Kamogawa City Hall 女子部 last night <3

ふいにあなたが私の左手繋いで/通りを渡ってくれた時/なぜだろう?何かドキドキしたよCollapse )

Hope everyone is well!!!
Current World: Kamogawa, Chiba
Currently Feeling: sleepysleepy
Currently Singing: 板野友美 - ふいに
06 July 2011 @ 10:43 pm
This is the beginning of the end of my time here in Japan. I want to make the fullest of each and every day of this last month here, but each day is slipping through my fingers so quickly it's kind of scary!

Although my schedule is getting so filled up that I am convinced that with this heat/humidity and death schedule, I'll have blood spurting out of my nose in no time, I am really happy that so many of the friends I made here in Kamogawa are so actively trying to spend time with me before I leave.

Soooo...Disney again?!!Collapse )

Anyway, very very busy from here on out...not so much with work as I am with personal stuff! As of today, I have at least 3 nomikai planned every week until I leave. Slightly unfortunate for someone who likes to eat at home as much as possible, but like I said I am really thankful that everyone wants to spend time with me before I leave. I will try my best to record all of it here in LJ, so please bear with me!! <3
Current World: Kamogawa, Chiba
Currently Feeling: busybusy
Currently Singing: Lady Gaga - (Born This Way) Judas
After the success of our bento cooking class back in March, my supervisor and I had been considering what kind of cooking class for foreigners we could do next.

Then, a Filipino lady who we are good friends with dropped by our office. The original purpose for her visit was totally different, but I think my supervisor asked her if there was anything she wanted to learn how to cook. Then, the lady launched into this story about how she and her family often receive giant styrofoam boxes full of fish from neighbors for FREE, but she has no idea what to do with the fish, so she often has to "return them to the river." Mind you that the fish are frozen and dead, and they come from the ocean...

This convinced my supervisor to do cooking classes focused on how to completely use up foods that you could possibly receive from others. First, we'd do fish. Then, maybe in the winter, we'll do daikon radishes.

7 different fish dishes in one class!Collapse )
Current World: Kamogawa, Chiba
Currently Feeling: busybusy
Currently Singing: fumika - アオイトリ
25 June 2011 @ 11:16 am
Life officially refuses to let me rest for the time being. I have no free weekends, no time to take off, and even after work I usually have something planned everyday.

I've now only got 1 month and a week left here in Kamogawa. I'm exhausted from the heat and my merciless schedule, but I'm really actually happy about that because so many of the friends I've made here in Kamogawa are making it a point to do stuff with me before I leave. While I'll only be moving up to Chiba and can technically come back to visit on weekends, etc., I know that it won't be the same anymore, not actually working with everyone everyday. So while I'm probably being super self-abusive by pushing myself so hard without any rest...it's worth it. :D

I've posted this on facebook, but I will shamelessly advertise my new blog here too:


I will continue to keep up with LJ. The new blog is a part of a project that I'm not yet sure I'll be accepted into, but basically Chiba Prefecture is starting a program for foreign residents of Chiba to write about the cool things in here in personal blogs/facebook/twitter, etc. I love work like this!!! I could have used this blog, but since I post a lot of personal thoughts that I would be less comfy sharing with just anyone, I figured it would be a good idea to start on a completely new slate.

So new blog will be solely dedicated to Chiba! stuff. At times I am sure posts will double with stuff I write about here, but...I hope that people will read my new blog too! Pretty please!!
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Current World: Kamogawa, Chiba
Currently Feeling: optimisticoptimistic
Currently Singing: 西野カナ - (Thank you, Love) Alright