Japan Diaries 4: Day 20

Day 20:  November 21, 2021 Sunday -  Asahikawa Road Trip Good morning everyone! It's a wet and cold day today. Regardless, that won't stop me from pursuing my plan to go to Asahikawa today. I left home at around 7:40AM to catch the 8:08AM Engan bus to  Asahikawa City .  Waiting for the bus at Motokawacho bus stop The Rapid Asahikawa Engan Bus bound for Asahikawa I rode the  Rapid Asahikawa Engan Bus  from the Motokawacho-1 platform going to Asahikawa Station.  The trip was 2 hours long and costs 1680 yen. What I enjoyed about the trip was the beautiful scenery along the way. There were places with snow already which made me hopeful to see if Asahikawa City is also covered in snow. Sadly, it was not. Like Rumoi City, it was wet and cold. Arrived at Asahikawa Station Asahikawa Tourism and Local Products Information Center I got a free pen from  Asahikawa Tourism and Local Products Information Center I boarded down at the final stop which is Asahikawa Station. From there, I went

Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 3

Weekend 3: November 20-21, 2021 Day 19: November 20, 2021 Saturday - MBA 303 As scheduled, I have my MBA 303 class today and was assigned to report on Chapter 5: The Political Economy of International Trade .  Going to Rumoi Post Office Rumoi Post Office That afternoon, after my MBA 303 class, I headed to the Rumoi Post Office to pick up an important mail from the Japanese government. I took this opportunity to bike as well as the post office was about 2.1 kilometers away from my place. Upon arrival, I presented the post office notification letter that I got in my mailbox yesterday to the postmaster.  After a few minutes, the postmaster handed me an envelope containing the Individual Number Card application form and instructions on how to apply for the マイナンバーカード (My Number Card) .  Rumoi MaxValu and Seria Before heading back home, I biked to MaxValu to buy groceries and some personal stuff. From there, I returned home just when it was about to get dark.  Meat and seafood section of M

Japan Diaries 4: Week 3

Week 3: November 15-19, 2021 3rd Week as an ALT in Rumoi City Hey guys! I'm on my third week as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) here at Rumoi High School in Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture. By now, I have already met with most classes here and have worked with most Japanese Teachers of English (JTE).  Here's my activity for the week. Day 14: November 15, 2021 Monday - Rumoi My work today was light. As a matter of fact, I only had one team teaching opportunity today. Regardless, I used my free today to study Japanese.  Here's my workload for today: 5th period - Jiko shokai class @ 2-2 of Shiko Sensei Time to go home for now. See you tomorrow Rumoi High School Dinner that I bought from Seicomart in Chidoricho Day 15: November 16, 2021 Tuesday - Rumoi My message for my co-teachers in Rumoi High School was posted in the pantry area Here's my workload for today: 3rd period - Telephone conversation activity @ 202 of Motoyama Sensei 5th period - IPS Reading class @ 3-3

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