|Koeikan Junior High School|
I always tell my students, "No stress, no stress in my class". Although I do not speak Japanese yet, I have also studied other languages. Including French, Spanish, Italian and Swahili. I understand your experiences as language students. So please, always relax and have fun in my class. 🙂
I am really enjoying Japan so far! I think the Japanese people are very polite and respectful, and it is a very beautiful and safe country. I enjoy travelling and practicing photography, so Japan is a perfect place for both activities!
|Kanokami - Shunan|
November was busy. I went to the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine in Oda, and the very impressive Izumo-taisha shrine. I visited Miyajima Island with my colleagues, and I revisited when my friend from California came to stay with me.
|Bridges in Oda|
|My friend Mason at Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island|
|Fushimi-Inari taisha in Kyoto|
|Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavillion in Kyoto|
|Changing colours of the autumn leaves in Kyoto|
In December, I went to Kitakyushu with some colleagues. It was very cold and windy, but we enjoyed some hot matcha tea to warm us up!
|Traditional cafe in Kitakyushu with Taz - sensei|
For the Christmas holidays, I returned to Canada to celebrate with my family and friends. Last year I was working in Tanzania, East Africa, so I was not home for the Christmas holidays. It was nice to spend time with them.
|With my grandparents, cousins and siblings in Canada|
When I returned to Japan in January, I spent some time touring around Tokyo, Osaka, Nara and Iwakuni. It has been a very busy month for sure, but I have really enjoyed seeing the many beautiful sites, trying new food, and learning about Japanese culture.
|Tokyo Tower stands out against the skyline.|
|Many friendly deer in Nara|
|Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni.|