A World in Pink: Sakura in Kyushu

It's finally spring in Kyushu! I am excited to spend my first spring in Japan. I was lucky enough to snap a few pictures of the famous cherry blossoms before a rain storm washed them away. I was surprised to learn that there is night Hanami or night flower watching. Some of the pictures below were … Continue reading A World in Pink: Sakura in Kyushu

Blooming Mondays: Springtime in Suess

Sorry this post is a bit late! Flowers Pink Tulips, Dark Purple Dracaene (the leaves),  Yellow Acacia, Purple Ryukokorine/Glory of the Sun (Leucocoryne), and if anyone knows what the white flower is called please tell me.   First Attempt I like my first attempt but I didn't know what it do with the yellow  Acacia. … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: Springtime in Suess

Blooming Mondays: Valentines

I was so excited for the warm weekend weather in Kyushu. It felt like spring! Then Monday rolled around and the weather dropped - typical. I hope everyone had a good Valentines Day/Singles Awareness Day. Here is my "after" valentines arrangement that reminds me of the coming spring. Flowers So this week I used: pink … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: Valentines

ALT Perspective: NPR ‘How To Be A Great Teacher’

JET ALTs reside in the limbo of teaching. We are Assistant Language Teachers, the keyword being assistant. Many of us didn't, and will never, get a TOEFL certification; not to mention the majority didn't study education or Japanese in college/university. That doesn't stop us from wanting to be in Japan and believing in the potential … Continue reading ALT Perspective: NPR ‘How To Be A Great Teacher’

Blooming Mondays: Get Well Soon

Big thanks to my classmate who brought over these flowers when I was ill. This Monday's arrangement is my personal get well card. The Flowers I normally take the flower picture on my phone but it died in the beginning so the pics are on my big camera instead. I will update during the week. … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: Get Well Soon

Blooming Mondays: After the Snow

Welcome back! Kyushu experienced a freak snow storm last week, the roads were covered in ice, water pipes froze, and my ikebana class was cancelled. Flowers: Alright, this week arrangement is made up of yellow sweet peas (this is the first time I have ever seen yellow ones), light and dark pink carnations, dracaena (the … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: After the Snow