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Asia » Japan » Shizuoka April 10th 2006

On Friday night we went to a welcome party for me and Hiedi at Mrs Nagatas 'School Pub'- 'Chatty' where we met the guy who is going to be working there when it is up and running. The idea is that Japanese people can come and have dinner and just have English conversation. I f they get any bookings I might have to work there but they havent had much interest yet so for now its just the MEK staff pub!!! We then went out after to Flyte tyme and then back to the mansion!... read more
Hiedi and Blake (the guy who is going to work in chatty)
MEK Staff
Shizuoka

Asia » Japan » Shizuoka April 5th 2006

Saturday night was my first experience of Japans night life and while very different to Oz thoroughly enjoyable! Everything is so much smaller- the clubs are just one room with a bar and sometimes a dance floor, you pay about 20-30 bucks to get in and then get given drinks tickets. Para para dancing (think it should be called paro paro, coz thats wat you look like when ur doing it) is a pparently all the rage over here- its a bit like when the nutbush or bus stop comes on at timewarp- everyone knows the steps to the songs and stands in lines to do them. Theres a guy that marissa has seen a couple of times whos always up the front leading, and they really dont care if complete no hopers like me stuff ... read more
Beer at the bus stop
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Steve the Salsa Instructor

Asia » Japan » Shizuoka April 5th 2006

On Saturday there was a festival in Shizuoka for the cherry blossom season. Ok Mel so its only a tree but they are beautiful. I like them best when looking at the mountains and you can see patches of colour here and there. The festival attracted a huge crowd but we got front seat, (i think coz we looked like we didnt know we werent allowed to stand where we were!!!) It was weird seeing it all surrounded by the city, but was a good experience- except for the frost bite on my toes- it was warm when we left but got freezing by the time the parade finished. ... read more
Festival
Festival
Festival

Asia » Japan » Shizuoka April 3rd 2006

It turns out that I arrived in perfect timing for the cherry blossoms. Marissa and I drove to a park in the city and then out to Nihoindara (about 20 minutes away if you dont count the little detour we took in the other direction!!!) where the views of Fuji were great and the blossoms beauiful. We have had lots of funny encounters with people who speak limited English, we tell them we dont understand and yet they just keep on talking and yabbering and laughing. ... read more
Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom
Mt Fuji

Asia » Japan » Shizuoka March 28th 2006

I am in Japan!!! A long way from Adelaide, Australia, but here I am in Shizuoka for a year teaching at an English Kindergarten while seeing and experiencing as much of this crazy, mixed up, amazing country as I can! My first few days in Japan land have been great and sucked in to all you non believers- I havent cried once!!!! Having Marissa here has really helped me settle in and the Mansion is already starting to feel like a cosy place to be. I spose im still in holiday mode coz kindy starts next week, but i am very excited to see what comes next. Please browse my photos and email me amyhall6@hotmail.com or write on my message board, i might even be able to work out how to read them eventually!!!... read more
Electrical shop
Electrical shop
Fukuichi




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