When in Japan, sleep as the Japanese do.... on a futon bed. We tried out a futon in our guesthouse and figured it out over the course of four days. Check out the video for the full scoop!
While I was super excited about our trip in Tokyo, I knew that at some point I would like to take a trip outside of the city as well. Early in my research, I stumbled upon Hakone-- a charming area around lake Ashi with natural hot springs and partial views of Fuji. With our limited … Continue reading Tokyo Day Trip
I write this from the tatami floor of our guesthouse following a full day of exploring Tokyo. Sadly my computer is out of juice, but I'll give you a preview of what we've been up to with some of my iPhone photos. We'll start with the important stuff... Like this delicious green tea latte! Alex … Continue reading Hello from Japan!
So, I am writing this post from Japan where Alex and I will be for a couple of days before coming home. Check back in for more on Japan next week 🙂 In the meantime, check out this pretty fun time-lapse video of the hour and a half it took me to pack up all … Continue reading Packing a Year into 35 Seconds
So our year-long teaching contract with EF ended on Friday, and now we are waiting to get our passports back… remember how stressful that thing with the PSB was? In the meantime we’re chilling, watching some movies and getting ready to head out Saturday. So far here are 5 great things from the 4 days since … Continue reading 5 Great Things
Today is the last day of work (yay!!), but we don't leave Beijing until next Saturday. It's not because we wanted to just stick around the smog, but because our visa is being processed by the government. Basically, to do things by the book visa-wise, you have to convert your working visa into a short … Continue reading How We Almost Got Stuck in China
Teachers have some of the best stories. In this post, I've compiled five funny stories that have either happened in my or Alex's class or to another teacher in my school this year. I've also included some cute photos from my classroom this year. Quick note: the photos are not of the kids mentioned in … Continue reading Kids Do the Darndest Things
So for those of you who saw my purposefully vague Instagram/Facebook post, this is the follow up! What had happened was, I was contacted by the head of Culture Yard, our old language school, because his friend was looking for a foreign woman to be in a promotional restaurant documentary, *raise hand here* carpe diem … Continue reading My Day as a Chinese Actress
While in the home tour, I may have bemoaned our lack of kitchen appliances, truth be told, occasionally we've made some good food. Since it's probably still to hot to want to turn on your oven, here are 3 meals that you can make with nothing but a hot plate. Grilled Cheese I'm just going to … Continue reading Hot Plate, Good Food
So, not going to lie, there is a lot of good tea in China. I often buy loose leaf and bagged tea at the grocery store, but Alex and I have also treated ourselves twice to a fairly magical afternoon tea at Theatre Tea. Theatre Tea is a sweet shop in the World Financial Center, … Continue reading For All the Tea in China