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The work and life of a Community Education Manager in Japan

Category: Treasure Box

  • First Outdoor Walk of 2021 (Treasure Box 16)

    First Outdoor Walk of 2021 (Treasure Box 16)

    This afternoon was the first afternoon in a long while where I didn’t have any pressing appointments or deadlines in my schedule. The temperature was the highest it had been for months – 10 degrees! So I decided to go outside and take my first walk this year. The morning started similar to other Sunday […]

  • My New Woolen Jumper (Treasure Box 15)

    My New Woolen Jumper (Treasure Box 15)

    There was one particularly big change that took place in my life last year, while my blogging was paused. And that is, from mid-October last year, my mother-in-law moved in with us. Megumi’s Mum was diagnosed with cancer in late 2019. She had surgery back then to remove the cancer, and the surgeons thought they […]

  • Megumi’s Birthday (Treasure Box 14)

    Megumi’s Birthday (Treasure Box 14)

    Hi all! Last week, Megumi, my wife, had her birthday. (I’ve just confirmed, and she doesn’t want her age posted here ?) It was a special day for us, and another memory I wanted to include in my Treasure Box series. We took the day slowly, and kept celebrations low key. That was because we […]

  • A Haircut at Home (Treasure Box 13)

    A Haircut at Home (Treasure Box 13)

    This week, Japan has lifted the national emergency proclamation, and life is slowly starting to move back to normal. The “lockdown” situation in Japan has been very different to that of other countries. The government mandated the closure of some stores, but many were left to themselves to decide if they would close or not. […]

  • Apple Blossoms (Treasure Box 12)

    Apple Blossoms (Treasure Box 12)

    Hi all! Sorry for the hiatus there. I was doing so well with my blogging streak this year, having posted 18 times in the first 19 weeks of the year! But then I caught a virus… The doctor thinks it may have been COVID, but I didn’t qualify for the test here in Japan, so […]

  • Colorful Biscuits (Treasure Box 11)

    Colorful Biscuits (Treasure Box 11)

    Note: You’ll want to read the entire post to come to the same surprise ending as we did ?? My wife and I both like to cook. We like trying new recipes and then compiling the best dishes into our own recipe card box. Lately, I’ve been cooking breakfasts on my day off, and there […]