Tag Archive: Iki ALTs

A Day in the Life (or: Why I haven’t been blogging)

[Scene: AUTHOR is huddled under a pile of blankets. The sun shines through her single-paned glass windows. When she breathes, the heat of her breath condenses into clouds. Yes, inside.] iPhone (Warning Alarm):… Continue reading

Day One of I Have Great Friends

Anyone who follows me closely on twitter will know that it was the Great Sooz Dennard‘s birthday this past Saturday. I’ve been trying to think of something to celebrate her birthday that doesn’t… Continue reading

A Tribute to the Tank

Anyone who teaches English in a foreign country understands the “revolving door” aspect to the job, i.e., old friends leave and new friends arrive each year. A week ago, I said goodbye to… Continue reading

Public Service Announcement

I am still alive, just too busy/too boring to think of any good blog posts. I shall be traveling to South Korea on Monday. Thus it’s somewhat likely that my posts will continue… Continue reading

Friday Night Curry

Time Lapse-ified. Sad fact of my life: most of the people featured in this video won’t be on the island in a couple weeks. I MISS YOU ALREADY LOFF. This is what happens… Continue reading

Japan-ified ID4

Before I start the Crits for Water recap, I thought I’d take a little break. Because today is the USA’s 235th birthday! (Even in Japan!) And I’m kinda patriotic. 😉 So, turns out… Continue reading

How to be Geisha-fied

The process for turning oneself into the stereotypical representation of Japanese womanhood (white face, red lips, crazy, stiff hair, and yards of fabric wound around you over and over) is, expectedly, a long… Continue reading


Ava and I had our fan dancing performance today, and it was a lot of fun.  I’m totally relieved that we get a reprieve from the PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE OMG schedule we had… 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

“Amidst the ten-thousand things”: Day six, seven, and eight of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

The quote at the top, in case you were wondering, is a reference to the Dao De Jing.  The “ten thousand things” is an oft-used phrase in old Chinese philosophy to mean everything… Continue reading