Category Archive: Iki

Spring Term

I’m about to finish winter vacation–going back to school tomorrow–and I feel like I’m a failure.  I barely left my house the last two weeks!  And half the reason I did at all… Continue reading


Well, it’s officially New Years Eve here in Japan.  Woke up to snow on the ground today!  Snow!  On Iki!  Madness!  (It has, of course, melted.) I’ve done my duty by adjusting my… Continue reading

Can’t Hear You…

…over the sound of all the delicious cookies I made today. The current list (should be updated tomorrow, when I make some more… of course, this depends on how much Mass Effect I… Continue reading

Quick Update

Am not dead. Here’s what I’ve been doing with my time: Getting healthy by going to the gym three times a week (cross your fingers for me that I keep this up) Taiko,… Continue reading

Thanksgiving and a bit more of them Old Trees

Well, it’s been awhile since my last post about Yakushima.  I have a super good excuse, too: I’ve been giving thanks.  And by that I mean: to thank all the people on Iki… Continue reading

Popcorn Balls and Some Volcano-age

I had a nice full day at work today.  Five classes (of six total periods), and I spent the first period preparing for the three different lessons I taught.  I scarfed lunch so… Continue reading

This is why I love Japan

I was going to make a blog about my Kagoshima/Yakushima adventure today.  Then the following happened, and I decided it was much more important and amazing: Hopefully most of you know that the… Continue reading

Triumphant Return!

Back on Iki after: 2 days in Kagoshima City 2 1/2 days on Yakushima Island 3 1/2 days in Nagasaki City. Great vacation, but super glad to be back.  Iki, I missed you!… Continue reading

Ole Flamenco!

Did Flamenco performance on Sunday!  It went… better than anticipated, though I still made plenty of mistakes.  Still, it was a lot of fun.  I’m so glad I decided to start to learn… Continue reading

Crazy Times

Usually my time spent on Iki is pretty empty.  Not that much to do on an island where everything closes at 9pm (that’s also when the street lights shut off).  I do a… Continue reading