Saturday, February 18, 2006

Hiatus.
I've been giving it some thought, and I'm sort of going to take a break from the old blog for a while. The Native Speaker Guy thing was mainly a dig at the Korean job applications, and I've kind of grown tired of explaining it over and over. Also, I think I'm going to re-launch for Tokyo: maybe make something a little more specific. I'll keep you all posted.

Monday, February 13, 2006

He is Snape.

The potions master.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I'm 26.
As of Monday. I don't know. This is going to be a weird year, I can already feel it...best to just keep my eyes open about that, I guess...

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ok, update!
Sorry it's been a while -- this time it's actually somewhat due to being busy, and not all me just being a slackass...basically, I've gotten to the point where I'm in Tokyo-moving mode, so that means I've really got to step up the job application process. I just had my first interview in Tokyo with a recruiting company, and it went well. They've got some openings at schools in Tokyo, and I guess I'll start interviewing with schools in February. I've also got another interview Saturday with some random juku. So, basically, nothing totally firm on the job front, but I'm feeling a lot more comfortable about possible prospects.

Making BLTs and Pringles tonight -- I even found some French mustard...going to be so good...

Friday, January 13, 2006

Interviewin'.
For those keeping score at home:
Me: 0
Interview: 0

Updates to follow.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Oooooooh, yes.
The main upshot of this announcement is that Yoshinoya is going to be doing the beef bowl again. They stopped selling it due to Japan no longer buying our mad-cow-disease-riddled beef...and now that Japan is cool with eating mad-cow-disease-riddled beef again, the Yoshinoya beef bowl is BACK.

This is along the lines of McDonald's not selling hamburgers for two years, and then bringing them back. HUGE news for anyone who likes 300円 beef bowls.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Hurray!
One of the new teachers at my school found the best little cafe here -- it's this French-style place, and it's got quite a high degree of accuracy. Teapots with loose-leaf (w/ tea cozies, even), Croque Monsieur -- even those little misshapen brown sugar lumps. And wi-fi! It's almost everything I loved about Paris.

::UPDATE:: I'm there again...had a little chat with the people at the cafe in whatever Japanese I could muster. This place is so nice. It's got such a different rhythm to it...it takes like 20 minutes to get any food, because when you order that Croque Monsieur they take out the little mixing bowls and start grating the cheese. They taste just like they did in France, too. It's like a ham and cheese sandwich went to night school and got his doctorate.