status

after 6 weeks in Sakiio i have: signed up for my internet account, through the magical help of my Japanese friend Carnitas (cheaper than yahoo bb and supposedly will arrive in about 3 weeks) arranged for my first Japanese class (tomorrow!) I still not have: paid my phone bill (due the 25th) secured my health

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no escape

I remember something else from last night at the 300 yen bar: Alan told me that he'd taught one of my students, realizing she had been one of mine when he recognized my handwriting in the roll book. "Ah, you took a class from my friend, Liv!" he told her. "Yes!" she said. "She is

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i kill me

I like to begin each adult lesson with one of the "ice breakers" I learned back in my Global TESOL course. As Bill told us, an "ice breaker" gets the students into "english mode" since for most of them, their classes are the only time they speak English all week. My favorite "ice breaker" is

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