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The work and life of a Community Education Manager in Japan

Category: Treasure Box

  • My Birthday Week (Treasure Box 22)

    My Birthday Week (Treasure Box 22)

    Last week was my birthday! As the week included 2 Japanese public holidays, I decided to take a few more days off work and enjoy some downtime. Megumi and I enjoyed an overnight stay in Sapporo, the largest city on our island, and took some time exploring some parks in town. Here are photos from […]

  • White Day 2022 (Treasure Box 21)

    White Day 2022 (Treasure Box 21)

    Yesterday was White Day! In Japan, this is the day guys give back to the girls who gave them chocolates on Valentine’s Day. My wife got me chocolate teas this year on Valentine’s Day. So I tried to find something unusual for her, too.

  • Valentine’s Day 2022 (Treasure Box 20)

    Valentine’s Day 2022 (Treasure Box 20)

    Yesterday was Valentine’s Day! In Japan, Valentine’s Day is when girls give chocolates to boys. Boys then have a month to prepare and give back to the girl(s) they received chocolates from on White Day – March 14th. In our house, my wife likes to make Valentine’s Day special for me. But it generally ends […]

  • Crossing from 2021 to 2022 (Treasure Box 19)

    Crossing from 2021 to 2022 (Treasure Box 19)

    A new year has started! (Actually, a month has already passed in said year ?) So much has happened in the last few months. So much has been one-offs, and events you can’t really plan for. I am looking forward to bringing back some “stability” to my life this year… And one way to keep […]

  • ? Contracts Signed!! (Treasure Box 18)

    ? Contracts Signed!! (Treasure Box 18)

    We have decided on the builder for our new house! Come and read about the thought and research that has gone into our house making process so far.

  • My first time attending a wedding online (Treasure Box 17)

    My first time attending a wedding online (Treasure Box 17)

    Hi all! Yesterday, a good friend of mine in Australia got married. Due to covid-related international travel restrictions, I wasn’t able to attend in person. But I was able to attend via livestream. Thinking back about out wedding… Weddings are a really special time in one’s life. They are also a time of huge change! […]