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Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 5

Weekend 5: December 4-5, 2021 Meeting the Rumoi ALTs Day 33: December 4, 2021 Saturday - Dinner at Curry Zion Like my previous Saturdays, half my day today was spent doing laundry and attending my MBA 303 class. Today, I was assigned to report about the Motorola Case Study .  Time to learn Japanese Since snow now covered the city and half the day was over, I decided to just stay at home and update my blog.  I also spent time studying Japanese. Curry Zion - Rumoi City I ordered... You guessed that right! Curry! That evening, I got an invite to meet and dine with Kiaya, the new ALT for Rumoi Junior High School, and her supervisor at Curry Zion . The servings were big and the taste of the food was good which is expected from an 1800 yen meal.  Walking back home After the meetup, I went back home and continued editing my blog. To end the day, I took a relaxing dip in my hot tub. It was a perfect way to wrap up my 33rd day here in Rumoi City.  Day 34: December 5, 2021 Sunday - Rumoi Block

Japan Diaries 4: Week 5

Week 5: November 29 - December 3, 2021 5th Week as an ALT in Rumoi  Hey guys! Time flew so fast, I can't believe it's already my 1st month here in Rumoi City.  Finally, I received my visit school schedule for December until March. Just to share, my first school visit is already this Friday. Day 28: November 29, 2021 Monday - Rumoi When I arrived at Rumoi High School I saw one of my friends, Soeda Sensei being attended to by paramedics. He slipped on thin ice earlier and was rushed to the hospital. What a way to start the week. My appointment is renewed for another year. Thank you, Lord! I received 2 important files today. First is my re-appointment paperwork. This means that they want me for another year. Second is my visit school calendar. This means that I will start visiting schools already. Yay!😄😄😄 Rumoi City ALT visit school calendar for 12/2021 - 3/2022 As for my workload, today is a pretty relaxed day for me, I only have one team teaching activity today with Motoyama

Miharashi Park - Hokkaido

Miharashi Park ( 見晴公園 ), located in 2 Chome Miharashicho, Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture, is one of the city's several parks. It's well-known for the D613 locomotive engine on exhibit. Miharashi Park Miharashi Park details  ( Winter ) Although it is not as big as most parks that I have visited in Japan, Miharashi Park is considered one of the largest parks in Rumoi City. Sadly, there was not much information about when this park was built but I can deduce that it was built with the development of the Miharashicho area sometime in the Showa Period.  Miharashi Park - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture Miharashi Park is located in a hilly area and is pretty much at the eastern edge of Rumoi City. Hence, it is near nature. It is actually common to see kitsune/foxes loitering here at night. Miharashi Park (winter) Snow covers Miharashi Park Although the park is a perfect place for kids to run around there are actually very few park facilities in Miharashi Park . You'd only s

Rumoi River - Hokkaido

Rumoi River ( 留萌川 ) is the primary river system that flows through Rumoi City and is located in Rumoi Subprefecture on the western side of Hokkaido Prefecture. Rumoi River Rumoi River details ( Autumn and  Winter )   Rumoi River  locally referred to as Rumoigawa measures around 44 kilometers. Its source is traced back to Mt. Poroshiri in the Hidaka Mountain Range. The river flows through Rumoi Subprefecture and empties at Rumoi City out to the Sea of Japan.  Rumoi River - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture For those living in Rumoi City and its outer districts, the  Rumoi River has been a part of everyone's lives. It provides irrigation water to many rice paddies and farms in the area. It was also once the main source of clean drinking water for the first settlers of Rumoi.  Rumoi River Map The Yanbamba painting Welcome to the   Rumoi River This area is a perfect place to hang out during spring or summer Rumoi River late autumn Presently, the banks of Rumoi River in Rumoi City

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