Thursday, July 30, 2009

A post is a post is a post

My time is winding down. I have s lot of pictures to post but most involve students. As I am prohibited from posting photos of students I am going to have to wait until I am back in Canada to regale you all with them. We recently had a big festival in town and everyone was there. I was mauled all day long and dragged around by students to various places! Here is one of those students disguised as some character from Anpanman.The hawks in town have also been using my railing as a lookout. This is fine because they keep the damn noisy ravens away. I got this picture before it flew away. This bastard woke me up with its loud cries. Sorry it was taken through a dirty window, which has since been cleaned.... slightly.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I got CRAZY informed

So my flights and hotel are all booked. Sorry for the tease Jordan, but we will still get together and I promise to spend money on you. I get to stay in a swanky hotel as a bonus, the brand new Shinigawa Prince Hotel . I don`t know what to do first. Enjoy the pool and sauna, or the aquarium. The upside is, I should get to the hotel by 5pm, so I have all night to have fun. My flight doesn`t leave until 5pm the next day. For those who need to know, I will be landing in Toronto at 3:30 pm on Sunday, August 9th.

Here are some recent pics. This is how I reward some of the more awesome kids at school.... I give them pictures of ME!!! I would upload pictures I took today with said awesome kids, but its illegal.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happiness is coming to Monbetsu

Oh, I almost forgot. My favourite place to eat in Japan is almost open. This will double the livability of this city at least. I am going to have a good week or Teriyaki burgers before I come home. I hope my heart can take it.

I went to Sapporo

Here are some pictures from my recent trip to Sapporo. I was attending my coworker Steve`s koto concert. Lots of neat places. Cats, Swanky hotels, and my fashion stylings of the day.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Cooking class

Here are some pictures from my cooking class. Lots of good food and I never leave with an empty belly.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

I have been meaning to do this for a while. It`s not all the sticker pictures I`ve taken, but these are the ones that I sent to my phone. I am trying to get as many as possible before I leave Japan. Man, do I love purikura!

Friday, March 27, 2009

"Toad Day Out organisers are offering prizes for people with the biggest toad and the highest total weight of toads. Goodies range from cane toad trophies – made of stuffed cane toads – to a gift certificate for a local resort.
Aware that an annual event may not be enough to satisfy local population control demands, the council offers advice on how to freeze the animals to death at home.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has applauded the effort – with one caveat. "We're only supportive of the plan if the toads are killed humanely – in other words, they're not hit with baseball bats or cricket bats and golf clubs,"
-Michael Beatty.

I thought this quote warranted a blog post. Full story here

No updates

Colour me boring, but I have become lazy by nature. I don`t have classes because of spring break and the transition from one school year to the next so my days are filled with solitary study at my desk in the Board of Education and Harry Potter books. I am starting a new band soon though and my girlfriend will be here in just over a month, so I will probably have something to write about soon. Sorry for not entertaining ;)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blizzards and danger around every corner

So it took me the better part of an afternoon and 3 different low quality movie editing programs, but I finally put together the videos from the Sea-ice festival which was held in my city, Monbetsu last weekend. It was a lot of fun while it lasted. There were lots of different food stalls set up, which is my favourite part of any festival and there were tons and tons of amazing ice sculptures. There was a huge snow maze which was built by the army and had 13 foot walls. We got lost in it for the better part of 15 minutes the other day. I am pretty sure there was only one entrance though, which in my opinion defeats the purpose. But for all I know there could have been someone waiting at the real goal with a big sack of money. We ended up just retracing out steps to get out. My friend Shunta and his dad are part of the snowmobile club so we got some free snowmobile rides! It was one of the scariest things I have ever done. Let me tell you that the difference between 120km/h on a motorcycle and 120km/h on a snowmobile is enormous. Anyway. I will let the video speak for itself. Its me and Steve on the tube and banana boat and then a quick tour of the festival. If it looks empty its because we were hit with two, 15 minute blizzards right before and everyone had run for their lives.