Hello! It's been a while! Well, not really. You've probably seen my story posts like every other day or so. Yea... ha ha... my friend and I are going wild with that and having a great time. My creative juices have been flowing and I'm just basking in the sun, both literally and figuratively. Well, … Continue reading Summer Returns ~ July
Though, living alone seems tough at times I am blessed to have a wealth of good friends who care. Spring is a wonderful time on Iki island. Not only do all the wonderful flowers start to bloom, new spring food is made and picnics beneath the sakura trees are had, but also love is abound. … Continue reading Return of Spring
Hello! And welcome back to the blog! Today I will fill you all in on my January blues. Yes, That's right, January was a difficult transition for me after the Christmas holidays. After all the fun and busyness of hanging with my family and friends from home, I came back to Iki, tired, glad to … Continue reading Dealing with homesickness
Hello everyone! It's been quite a while but I've been dreading writing this next post, just because I'm having too much fun writing other things. Annnnd honestly going through pictures is a pain... it is.... really. But here I am and here it is! December was a busy month. Many events happened on Iki and I … Continue reading Delightful December
Finally, the chilly weather has arrived. The temperature at night is down to 8 degrees and the days are around 18 at the highest. Lately, it's been about 12 degrees during the day. Sometimes we get cloud cover but not so much rain this time of year. The sun rises and sunsets are so beautiful … Continue reading Novel November
October is the season of the temperature and daylight change. It generally becomes a little cooler and darker, but it's still warm. Like no coat warm but cooler than summer. The humidity drops and it feels comfortable. It's also the time of year most busy for the ALT’s and school since all the school events … Continue reading October travels
Greetings all! I know It’s super late and I’m catching up a bit. Bare with me, it’s been a busy one. Well September was still warm here in Nagasaki, We had our fair bout of rain and typhoon but generall, it still felt like summer and we were still in cool Biz clothing! … Continue reading September dayzzz
BTW My WordPress account won't let me upload any more photos! SO please check out my Facebook blog for pictures! My blog page is Yukunerk. I also have a youtube playlist set up with all the videos I've taken including my Taiko concerts which can be accessed through the same Facebook page! August was full … Continue reading August Adventures
June and July have been a blast! So much beach time and Matsuri festivals going on! It's so hard to keep up with everything! I'll try to keep this brief. Key word; TRY! ;)) In July it was the end of term one at the high schools. I was working on final lessons and term … Continue reading Fun in the Sun
Wow, I can"t believe May is over already. It seems like just yesterday... because it was! HAHAHAHAhahaha, oh boy, sometimes, I'm just too funny. haha. anyway! So May started out with a few drips and a vacation! It was fantastic! So as I mentioned in Aprils post, Golden week is a series of three national … Continue reading Golden Days of May
April began with the start of the new school term. After mike left we had a welcome party for the new teachers who replaced the teachers who left. Its a thing in Japan. Teachers change schools in high school every 5-7 years. Contracts on Islands are a little longer than the main land and … Continue reading April Sun brings… Mays or Junes Showers?
Hey everyone! Im back with another blog post! Im half a month behind, but... yea! March was a lot of prep for a very big event, not at school but for myself. School on the other hand was pretty chill and relaxing. I had only one class during the month with each of the grades. … Continue reading March Madness
Hey guys! So, I know you've been waiting, but man getting ones self to sit down and sort photos is a task not easy to take on. But here it is at last! The Long awaited FEBRUARY!!! I know, I know... Its march. But not as late as the last post!! To be honest … Continue reading Fabulous February!!!
I guess I'm a little late for January's post, so i'll combine January and February for you guys! Well January was filled with enkais and events in Japan, like New Years celebrations and opening ceremonies. When I got back to Iki, I took a rest to recover from my cold. I went to a Japanese … Continue reading Change of pace
This christmas, because I would be alone, I decided to go on a vacation! Domestic flights can be fairly cheap if you book them about 6 weeks before your departure. I didn't have a particular place in mind in October untill I talked with a friend, also on JET, from toronto! Turns out we … Continue reading Okinawa Vacation
Although Iki does not do anything special for christmas like other main land cities, the people on Iki like to host many parties! So this December I've done many things before I went on my winter vacation to Okinawa!
Hey! As Autumn struggles to take its hold on Iki, I find myself looking for ways to be both cool when it feels stuffy and warm when its damp and chilly. Dehumidifiers are a god send. My place is a bit damp, especially when it rains. The leaves are reluctant to change colour and … Continue reading Settling into Autumn
It's been a while, and contrary to my endeavour to post weekly... yea not happening. Man being a JET is busy! But loads of fun! So I get to teach at the two island high schools, Iki academic school and Iki commercial high. They are so awesome and all the teachers are so supportive! … Continue reading Iki travels
So, it's been a while and I know it's with great anticipation that you've awaited this post! So Tada! I'm in Iki-Japan! So a lot has happened! And I can finally share this with you because I have Internet, aand a moment to breath. First - the flight. It was long, and to be honest … Continue reading The Big Move!
Sometimes unfortunate things happen, and it's not until after time has passed and feelings have calmed down that we can understand whether the unfortunate event was a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes it's a bit of both, but wether you grow from it and move passed it or dwell on it is the … Continue reading Intermission – Delay