近海る (Kin Kairu)

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Archive for the month “July, 2014”

Expectravaganza Part 2: My Ordinary Life

Read part one of Expectravaganza here.

Hey, if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been having a blast with a case of the stomach flu. So here’s your Japanese word of the day: 胃腸炎/いちょうえん or gastroenteritis as WebMD was so eager to correct readers on. Anyway, we’re “back on schedule” now.

This part will mainly consist of things outside of the workplace, so let’s GGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Expectravaganza Part 1: School Days

“I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.”
― Bill Watterson

Despite my call to literally distrust everything you read about living abroad, there is still incredible value in sharing day-to-day experiences. To think otherwise goes against the whole point of writing something like this. In that vein, I thought it might be interesting to share some of the thoughts and expectations I had before coming here, and what really ended up happening. Again, while these very well may only be applicable to my situation, my pre and post arrival thoughts may still be something to discuss and think about. In this part, I’ll specifically deal with my job, workplace and school culture, of sorts. So, shall we?

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A Year and Stuff

I have a much different tone of this same post in another draft folder. In that post, I don more of a suit and tie, and speak like a best man at someone’s wedding: make fun of yourself, the ones you love and the future that’s yet untold.

However, I’ve never been a best man and honestly I’ve never been great at the whole “wedding” thing, so reading it now is a little odd.

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