Archive for May, 2009

Soaking in it

28May09

I arrived at my island school this morning to find no students. Apparently the weather (strong winds and rain) was too dangerous, and they all had the day off. But one of the quirks of the Japanese school system is that weather too dangerous for students is not too dangerous for staff, even though the […]


And have accumulated a really quite large collection of underwear and socks to help me put it off as long as possible. Luckily I have Sarah Haskins to remind me that I’m abnormal and that all women love laundry. At least that’s what the TV would have me believe. It also reminds me that I […]


One today!

22May09

I’m ill. The doctor reckons it’s just a cold, but since this is Japan, he prescribed me no fewer than four different types of medicine.


1) Imported Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut. 2) Dolphin steaks.


I went away for a few days right after posting my entry for Blogging Against Disablism Day, but I’m back now. My thanks to everyone who commented on, linked to, or just read my post. I’m finally getting round to reading everyone else’s posts. Here are some of the entries that I liked, that made […]


This post is my* contribution to Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009. I’m getting good at tuning out background noise in the Board of Education office, a task made easier by the fact that all the conversation is in Japanese and I’m not fluent enough to follow it all anyway. But occasionally words and phrases come […]