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April 13th 2006
Published: April 13th 2006
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Heres a little glimpse into everyday life in Shizuoka. Its getting warmer here so even tho cherry blossoms are thinning the chance of having a clear day and a good view of mt fuji are improving. My week consists of kindy 9-2 Monday to friday, where i have a class of 24 3 and 4 year olds with varying levels of english. 5 are new students who need to learn the routine etc, so its all a little chaoti... Read Full Entry



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Hiedi and Marissa outside the fornt of the kindy
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Shizutetsu

Alive!!! in the supermarket!
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Shizutetsu

I spend a lot of time in the supermarket just checking out all the cool stuff
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Shizutetsu

EWWW! Dried fish, ive also seen dried squid, dried octopus, dried cat... just kidding bout the cat
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Shizutetsu

Sashimi- Raw prawns, raw scallops raw chicken!!!!
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Shizutetsu

Theres lots of pre prepared deep fried food, just take what you want and weigh it!
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Shizutetsu

Alcohol sold in the supermarket and cheap vodka. This is a selection of Australian wine, i havent seen any clare valley yet tho
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Winderland

The chemist! Can also spend hours here... tongue cleaners, blood pressure checkers, whitening moisturiser! Good luck trying to find the medicine you need tho. Also home of the best grape juice ever!!!
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The ticket machine

That i always forget to take a ticket from. It is a good way of getting a cheaper bus ride- "sorry, wakarimasen, im from australia!!!"
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Lemon Shop

Everythings a dollar!!! Marissa and i went all out and decorated the mansion last weekend. The lady that we got to take this picture asked us if we could teach her and her kids english!! Quite a common occurence
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Maniac Reptiles

We were out driving (looking for comfy couches) and passed a reptile shop. On closer inspection we found this cool pace with loads of reptiles, a tawny frog mouth and a weird mongolian possum thing, and english speaking japanese guy who lived in new zealand for two years and lives just down the road, wih a monkey and a possum in his house. Quite a worthwhile little stop over, i think im gonna get a turtle!!
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Maniac Reptiles

This place was full of horrible looking snakes (sorry Elle!) It was kind of creepy but kind of cool.
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Highway

The new highway connecting Shizuoka with... um somewhere else. Estimated date of completion- 2016!!!
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Iris

For Nana and Papa. A rather fine specimen
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Bean paste!!

A parent from the school brought these over in my first week. Its like pureed rice with bean paste plastered over teh top. Yuk. Marissa loves the bean stuff tho, and its everywhere. Ive started calling her Mr Bean
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View from balcony

On first night here, raining!!!
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View from balcony

You can see Winderland and the Shizu. Very handy!!



14th April 2006

bring home Masaaki for me that kid is beautiful!!! hope your having the best time!!! keep the photos coming its great. ps BE GOOD!
14th April 2006

Its an orchid not an iris u dip shit
18th April 2006

poo

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