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Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 2

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Weekend 2: November 13-14, 2021 Biking around Rumoi City After a busy work week, I sure will not waste my weekend. For today's activity, I will bike around Rumoi City before the snow blankets the city. Please read on and find out how I spent my second weekend here in my new home - Rumoi City in Hokkaido Prefecture.  Day 12: November 13, 2021 Saturday - Biking around Rumoi 1 Yay! I already completed two full weeks here in Rumoi City. Well, it's getting colder and colder by the day. Like a bear, my sleep is getting longer and longer as well. Not to mention my food intake in the past few days.  My report for my MBA 303 Class However, before I hit the road I first had to report on Chapter 5: The Political Economy of International Trade for my MBA 303 International Business class. It went from 9AM - 12NN.  Let's go Basky ! The road to Senboudai Originally, I planned to bike to Senbodai which is a prominent hill overlooking Rumoi City. However, the cold weather and, as mentioned

Japan Diaries 4: Week 2

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Week 2: November 8-12, 2021 Day 7: November 8, 2021  Monday - Rumoi  It's formally my first Monday as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) at Rumoi High School . I was invited to observe several classes today which would also be observed by the Hokkaido Board of Education. Arrived early for work @ Rumoi High School Here's my workload for the day: 2nd period - Class observation @ 3-2 of Kutsumi Sensei 3rd period - Class observation @ 2-56 of Shiko Sensei 5th period - Jiko shokai class @ 3-12 of Kutsumi Sensei English Club - Getting to know each other and school tour activity Time to go home. Rumoi High School (11/8/21) Day 8: November 9, 2021 Tuesday - Rumoi  It's another day at Rumoi High School . Today is the first time that I have 4 classes in one day. It's also the first time that I'd be in Sato Sensei 's class.  Rumoi High School work schedule Here's my workload for the day: 1st period - Jiko shokai class @ 2-6 of Sato Sensei 2nd period - Jiko shokai cl

Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 1

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Weekend 1: November 6-7, 2021 1st weekend as an ALT in Rumoi City Hey guys! I'm sharing with you how my first weekend here in Rumoi went. Read on and find out how I spent my first weekend here in Rumoi City in Hokkaido Prefecture.  Day 5: November 6, 2021 Saturday - 1st Weekend in Rumoi City Good morning everyone!  It's my first weekend here in Rumoi City . I woke up at around 7AM and the temperature is about 9°. When I looked outside it seems like it going to rain, so I went back to bed to get an extra hour of sleep.  When I woke up at around 8:30AM, it was already raining as expected. I took the opportunity to do my laundry. I also continued unpacking my stuff from the other suitcase that arrived last November 2.  It was already after lunch when I finished with my tasks. Since the sun was already up during this time, I informed my wife that I'm planning to buy a bike based on our discussed plans a few days back to which she agreed.  Bought my bike at サカエヤプラスワン ( Sakaeya

Ogonmisaki Seaside Park - Hokkaido

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Located in 2 Chome Omachi, Rumoi City in Hokkaido Prefecture, Ogonmisaki Seaside Park  ( 黄金岬海浜公園 ) is one of the best destinations to view the beautiful sunset of Cape Ogon.  Ogonmisaki Seaside Park  ( 黄金岬海浜公園 ) Ogonmisaki Seaside Park details Ogonmisaki Seaside Park is also called Ogonzaki Seaside Park or Ogonmisaki Kaihin Park . This park can be found in the northwestern part of Rumoi City a few kilometers from the famed Rumoi Golden Beach .  Ogonmisaki Seaside Park - Rumoi City, Hokkaido As mentioned above, Ogonmisaki Seaside Park is one of the best destinations to view the sunset. As a matter of fact, it is selected and listed in the " Japan Sunset Best 100 " by the NPO Association of Township Building Sunrise and Sunset in the Japanese Islands.  Cape Ogon as seen from Ogonmisaki Seaside Park The word ogon means "golden" in Japanese. According to some locals, Cape Ogon got its name because back in the day, herrings used to gather by the thousands near the

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