After a loooong day of mostly nothing I was glad I stopped by my friends place. I was suppose to have plans with someone to help study English tonight but that got rescheduled. Anyways I had to return a pot to my friend. I love going to her place. Not only is it really close by to me but when you enter her place, there is a vibe of relaxation. Even though this picture shows a lot going on the rest of her place is decorated in away that inspires. She’s really into bohemian art and music so basically that’s what you see here. Although I only came to return her pot and stick around to talk for a bit, she offered me dinner that she was in the midst of cooking for her and her boyfriend who also lives there. I was lucky!
I’ve been getting lots of free food lately and I appreciate it greatly. Sometimes I want to tear up, that’s how grateful I am. I don’t have many close Japanese friends here and to be honest I don’t want ‘many’. I’m just glad I have her near. Most of my other friends don’t live in my area so no random drop ins.
In other news,
I finally signed my contract to work for a new school next year. I will be working at brand new ‘international’ pre-school starting in February. I’ve been hella lost on what I want to do in life and although I feel I can be a good teacher at times I feel inadequate most of the times. Why? Because I didn’t go to school to become a teacher. I came to Japan to learn Japanese and live a new life but I needed a job to survive. Therefore I took on the common path of conversational English teacher. I only wanted to do it for a maximum of 2 years. Well I did but then after I quit the branch school of the company I still needed work but I wasn’t sure what to do next. Therefore I’ve been doing part time work with the same company but only teaching businessmen/women at night. So while I’ve been struggling with this current gig I was lucky enough to have the other company find my resume through a employment agency and request an interview with me. Voila! I got a new job just like that. I will still struggle for a little bit but at least there is end to it soon. March soon but I’ll make it somehow. I believe in me.
Luckily I grew to love kids more during my 2 years at my previous job and do want to learn more about early childhood development and education. Maybe it’s a calling? I don’t know but I’m hoping it’s a job I can stick around for more than 2 years. That’s been a pattern I want to break.
I was told that I needed to stop liking other cultures and studying foreign languages because “reasons”. Does that mean I should quit trying to learn japanese?
Tell them to have a sit in their small little self centered world. Get cultured and learn girl! Don’t let anyone talk you out of seeing things from another perspective~
Being cultured means you can handle problems differently and probably better than those who are not. Also learning languages and using them also decreases demetia in the long run. While they start forgetting things at the age of 60 you will remember more in the age of 100 cuz you can speak more than ONE language that is from a different culture. #getcultured #neverquitlearning
NYC's Subway Map Gets Super Mario'd -
Super Mario NYC is so much better than Grand Theft Auto NYC.
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (via malaysianmuslim)
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When you start to really know someone, all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognize the scent of their skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant. — Lisa Unger (via a-t-l-a-n-t-a)
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Are You 100% Sure Monogamy Is For You? -
I came across the following :“No one addresses this aspect of monogamy: you have to earn it. I’m not referring to trust here. I’m referring to the way in which my sexual needs must be met in order for me to agree to it… Monogamy isn’t just something we do because it’s socially correct. It’s something we do if you and I remove the need for us to have sex with other people.”- SourceI generally agree with it and that is pretty much sums up my views about monogamy.
Food for thought.
this is the happiest gif I’ve ever seen
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You won't believe why Costa Rica is being sued for $1 billion -
yourmaniac:Turns out there is a price to pay for protecting your rainforests.
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wow this is outrageous, why isn’t this going around? from the link:
Infinito Gold, a Canadian mining company, just slapped Costa Rica with a $1 billion lawsuit simply because the country decided its rainforests were more important than an open-pit gold mine.
Lauded as one of the countries with the most beautiful rainforests, it’s no wonder Costa Rica rejected Infinito’s mine. Costa Rica’s rainforest is home to many endangered species such the green macaw. Gold mining also uses toxic chemicals such as cyanide, which often leaks into and pollutes nearby lakes and rivers.
A subsidiary of Infinito Gold has announced that a massive lawsuit is “imminent”, so we need to act now. If thousands of us stand together, we can show Infinito that countries such as Costa Rica should have the right to protect their rainforests without being persecuted by corporations.
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