Point by Point

The weather in Tokyo is schizophrenic. Two days ago, it was snowing and frigid; yesterday was mild and sunny; today, it’s raining and gloomy. I’m absolutely convinced that tomorrow, it’ll be scorching with one or two low-intensity earthquakes thrown in for good measure. (The tremors get stronger everyday). Friends and I were talking the other day about…

The End of Training… and, My First Izakaya

Dear Friends, The first week of orientation has been successfully completed. My fifteen classmates and I went to training (grammar, presentation, teaching skills, etc.) everyday from 9-5:30p.m. I think Dolly Parton would agree that working 9 to 5:30 is just way too much. There were practice tests and practice demos, training skits, talks from Human Resources about…