• Arts and Crafts,  Drawing,  Food,  Holidays,  Japan,  School Lunch,  Valentine`s Day

    I cannot draw teapots

    That`s what I found out today. XD I had this show stuck in my head for some reason. One of my brothers showed it to me over winter break, and I haven`t really given it much thought since. But today I was thinking about it. It`s called “Over the Garden Wall.” While thinking of it, I attempted to draw one of the characters, Greg. It looks nothing like him! And the teapot definitely does not look like a teapot. The more I look at it, the more it kinda looks like an elephant. Which I suppose is a win, since the character was trying to dress up as an elephant…

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    Summer Vacation and a few other things

    The last day of school before summer vacation was yesterday. In Japan, summer vacation is not the space between school years though, rather a simple break partway through the school year. (The school year started in April). As an ALT, I get three days summer vacation. I also have paid vacation days to use, but at the moment, I`m saving those for Christmas, since I`m planning on going back to the US. Anyway, the ending ceremony before break is something that always reminds me how different schools are here vs the US. It starts by everyone gathering in the gym. Both the principal and vice principal speak a little (I…