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  • 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Teach in Thailand

    So, being either bored or dissatisfied with your local job, you made the decision of traveling far away to seek your fortune. As far as the eastern hemisphere a... Read more

    Posted on 27 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • A Weekend in Okayama City

    Weekend Okayama City

    In February, we did a Vancouver JET meetup in Okayama City. Besides all the excitement of attending Hadaka Matsuri (the Naked Man Festival), I enjoyed visiting... Read more

    Posted on 13 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • Month 56 Roundup – March 2017

    Month Roundup March 2017

    I’m back on track with my roundup schedule now that my site has been moved! It seems like everything is working okay, but as always, if you find something... Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • Hadaka Matsuri: The Naked Man Festival in Okayama

    Hadaka Matsuri: Naked Festival Okayama

    When one of my fellow ALTs in a nearby prefecture invited me to watch the Hadaka Matsuri in Okayama prefecture in February, I said, “what’s that? Read more

    Posted on 07 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • What I Wish I Had Known Before Coming to Japan

    What Wish Known Before Coming Japan

    I tried to include this in my First Six Months in Japan recap post, but my “What I Wish I Had Known Before Coming to Japan” section was longer than the post... Read more

    Posted on 05 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • 1368 Steps: Visiting Kotohira-gu

    1368 Steps: Visiting Kotohira-gu

    In the spirit of exploring the island I live on, Shikoku, I jumped at an invitation from a fellow ALT to spend a Saturday at a famous shrine, Kotohira-gu. Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • The First Six Months as a JET ALT in Japan

    First Months Japan

    It’s been both the fastest and the slowest six months of my life. I can’t believe I’ve been teaching as a JET Programme ALT in Japan for just over six months... Read more

    Posted on 22 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Months 54-55 Roundup – January and February 2017

    Months 54-55 Roundup January February 2017

    It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a roundup post (the last one was my mega-end-of-2016-roundup), so this time is a 2-for-1 deal! Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Bigger and Better Than Ever

    Bigger Better Than Ever

    WELCOME TO THE BRAND-SPANKIN-NEW CUBICLE THROWDOWN! It’s bigger and better than ever – and I can’t think of a more apt way to celebrate my 300th post than with ... Read more

    Posted on 18 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Under Construction

    Under Construction

    Cubicle Throwdown is turning 5 years old very soon (wait, what?! FIVE YEARS?!), and my little blog that has turned into a big part of my life is getting a... Read more

    Posted on 25 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • Under Construction

    Under Construction

    Cubicle Throwdown is turning 5 years old very soon (wait, what?! FIVE YEARS?!), and my little blog that has turned into a big part of my life is getting a... Read more

    Posted on 25 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • Month 53 Roundup - December 2016

    Month Roundup December 2016

    Wow, what a year!2016 has been all over the map (literally and figuratively) for me.Here's a quick recap:January - lived in Roatan, went to Canada halfway... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • Month 53 Roundup – December 2016

    Month Roundup December 2016

    Wow, what a year! 2016 has been all over the map (literally and figuratively) for me. Here’s a quick recap: January – lived in Roatan, went to Canada halfway... Read more

    Posted on 04 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • Visiting Ritsurin Garden

    Visiting Ritsurin Garden

    You know that picture in your head you have of Japan? Maybe you imagine lush green Japanese gardens, with impeccably manicured trees, zen gardens, traditional... Read more

    Posted on 28 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Visiting Ritsurin Garden

    Visiting Ritsurin Garden

    You know that picture in your head you have of Japan? Maybe you imagine lush green Japanese gardens, with impeccably manicured trees, zen gardens, traditional... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Happy Holidays from Japan!

    Happy Holidays from Japan!

    I haven't been home for Christmas in close to 10 years.My family doesn't really "do" Christmas, so I'm not missing much. But the above statement seems to horrif... Read more

    Posted on 26 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Happy Holidays from Japan!

    Happy Holidays from Japan!

    I haven’t been home for Christmas in close to 10 years. My family doesn’t really “do” Christmas, so I’m not missing much. But the above statement seems to... Read more

    Posted on 26 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • A Weekend in Osaka

    Weekend Osaka

    When I first visited Japan seven years ago, I crammed as much as I could into my trip. I think I came to Osaka, the second-largest city in all of Japan, for... Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • A Weekend in Osaka

    Weekend Osaka

    When I first visited Japan seven years ago, I crammed as much as I could into my trip. I think I came to Osaka, the second-largest city in all of Japan, for... Read more

    Posted on 15 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Islands of Japan: Ogijima

    Islands Japan: Ogijima

    The third installment of my Islands of Japan series! I'm an island girl at heart, so this country is perfect for me to explore all the islands that make up Japa... Read more

    Posted on 13 December 2016 TRAVEL