Tag Archive: New Years

5-7-5 Manga or Photo Giveaway

Last week and this week are my last classes with my third year students. (The equivalent to ninth graders in America.) At my smaller schools, I have a “scavenger hunt” game, wherein I… Continue reading

Of Dust and Nagasaki, or Why I Want a New Camera

This last weekend I went to Nagasaki City to see the Lantern Festival, a yearly celebration/parade/light…thing to celebrate Chinese New Years. (Nagasaki, due to its varied history as the longest existing international port… Continue reading

Resolution Round-Up: January

Yesterday I was very involved in reading a book (coughUnveiledcoughitsamazingcough), so I couldn’t find the time for a blog post.  Hence this unusual Friday post!  (Yes, it’s Friday in Japan.) SO!  I find… Continue reading

Resolved: I will have a fracking good 2011

Last year I made three concrete resolutions. Finish another book.  (DONE: Singular.) Take a photo every day.  (DONE: 365 Project) Study Japanese and Chinese.  (Epic Fail.  Within about two weeks.) Two for three!… Continue reading

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

The 365 Project

Have started an additional blog here to meet my resolution to take a picture every day of 2010.  I think it looks rather nice.  Good job wordpress, making a prettyful theme for photography.… 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

“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

To keep you entertained…

…for at least a few minutes, I gift to you several of the good times that were had whilst I travelled throughout Shimabara, Kumamoto, and Fukuoka. (Mostly because I have taken OH SO… Continue reading