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Japan Diaries 4: Week 22

Week 22: March 28 - April 1, 2022 Day 147: March 28, 2022 Monday - Rumoi Good morning everyone It's getting warmer by the day. The snow along the road is already melting and the grass is sprouting. I feel that it's "almost" spring.  Rumoi High School 3/28/22 On my way to work, I made a detour to Seicomart to buy sandwiches for breakfast as there wouldn't be any "in-school Lawson" today in Rumoi High School to buy snacks. Goodbye commode We were all busy cleaning and moving things At work, we were busy cleaning our old commodes and then transferring them to our new designated commodes.  I had lunch with coworkers at C-Restaurant Here's what I ordered for lunch at C-Restaurant During lunch, I went out to C-Restaurant with Kutsumi Sensei, Butsugu Sensei, and Onuma Sensei. I ordered chicken katsu and was surprised with how generous the servings were not to mention its delicious taste.  Speaking of generosity, aside from driving us to C-Restaurant , Buts

Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 21

Weekend 21: March 26 - 27, 2022 Day 145: March 26, 2022 Saturday - MBA Comprehensive Exam Good morning everyone, today is a big day for me as it is my comprehensive exam or simply Compre for my Masters in Business Administration (MBA) . I spent the whole morning reviewing and anxiously waiting for my 1:30PM (Philippine Time) Compre schedule. The funny thing was, the Compre was not that brain wracking. My adviser, Doc Quiocho , gave me encouragement. It was all I needed for my Compre . I will find out the results in a week.  Heading out for a dinner bonding at Kiaya's place A few more kilometers That afternoon, I walked several kilometers going to Kiaya's place as she's hosting our Rumoi dinner today. When I arrived, Guy and Joshua were already there. I wasn't able to take photos as they were already eating and I was super late.  Dinner with the other ALTs. Yum! After dinner, we watched the film The Big Lebowski before heading back home. As usual, bonding with friends

Japan Diaries 4: Day 140

Day 140:  March 21, 2022 Monday -  Wakkanai Backpacking D2 Today,  Japan   celebrates the  Shunbun no Hi  or the  Vernal Equinox Day . That means it's a holiday today. That's why I am out exploring. As a matter of fact, today is my 2nd day here in Wakkanai, the northernmost city of Hokkaido. You can read about my Wakkanai Backpacking Day 1 👉 HERE 👈. Checking out of Saito   Wakkanai Manhole Cover For today's adventure, woke up early to check out of Saito - My AirBnB lodging for the day and walked around the city.  Wakkanai Nenhoji The Backpack Adventures visits Wakkanai Nenhoji My first stop for this walking tour of Wakkanai City is Wakkanai Nenhoji which was a ginormous vermillion-colored temple at 4 Chome-6-16 Daikoku, Wakkanai City. It is the northernmost temple of the Nenpo Shinkyo group . Fukuko Road Wakkanai Inside the  Wakkanai Fukuko Market From there, I headed and followed Fukuko Road until I reached the Wakkanai Fukuko Market . The store looks more like a to


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