Tag Archives: Japanese

…And There’s More Chocolate

I must be putting out the positive vibes. That is the conclusion I have come to.  After publishing my post about students giving me chocolate, another student brought me chocolate today.  This time it was my all time favourite Japanese … Continue reading

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Chocolate for the Teacher

I might not have liked many of my teachers growing up.  I might not have wanted to become a teacher.  In fact, I might have expended a lot of energy trying to avoid it entirely.  The truth is, I am … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Eat a Kit Kat?

I don’t know if it is because of the people I work with or the fact that they are ESL teachers, but we can find ourselves in a whole bunch of debates. The topics of these debates range from the … Continue reading

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A Momentary Reverie

Perhaps it is no coincidence that Proust started his famous work with a memory triggered by the aroma of fresh baked bread. (I could be mistaken because, despite my literary bent, I have not tackled the book yet. I am … Continue reading

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Tonkatsu

Today’s Perfect Moment is simply tonkatsu.  There’s a lot of great Japanese food out there.  I could have picked many other’s to talk about.  What you should know is that the presentation of this meal was much better than it … Continue reading

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Wonderful Japanese Chocolate Moment

Today’s Perfect Moment is a no-brainer for me. The only concern I had was whether it was going to be Friday’s Perfect Moment or Saturday’s Perfect Moment. On Friday, one of my students brought me a box….container….package of Japanese chocolates. … Continue reading

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To Old Friendships Rekindled

Since late last year an interesting (and positive) phenomenon has been happing to me.  People who I haven’t connected with in a long time have sought me out and either contacted me or arranged to meet me. In some cases … Continue reading

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July 25, 2014: A Walk Amongst the Books

I’ve got it in my head to start riding my bicycle again.  As a result, I am doing an overabundance of research.  I say overabundance because I have an older bike, but for reasons not even clear to myself, I … Continue reading

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May 10, 2014

  It is pretty easy to find perfect moments in food, especially on the weekend.  The weekend is probably the only time one has to really prepare a good meal, or if not that, at least to enjoy a good … Continue reading

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