Friday, February 26, 2010

Flashback Friday

Being a Friday, my school day was useless. I taught nothing, administered a spelling test, sat through a play, and basically babysat my students all day. This left plenty of time for me to feel nostalgic about high school/Japan. Let's reminisce together.
Above pic: Some say I'm real athletic. I may have been on the "varsity" basketball team.

Emmy was in my ward (Kotoni, baby). I may or may not have had to instruct the people in YWs the difference between "Amy" and "Emmy."

First gate into Maruyama Park. This was about 2 blocks away from my house and on the way to the subway station.

Sumikawa subway station with Katie Chan.

Big escalator up to the ski jump. We went to this place every time someone came to visit, and it never got old.

My house (mission office on right, mission home on left)

Jump roping at Japanese girl's camp. One of these things is not like the other.

Lunch in the hall.

Takino senior year. I think it's also the only year I went. Maybe? I don't remember.

Saki Chan and I at a basketball tournament.

Karaoke with Ben. Some say I have the voice of an angel. Karaoke just isn't the same in the States.

Ella Bella. She made high school a blast--never a dull moment with Ella. She also made Japanese class bearable.

I was an aide for a first grade classroom senior year. This proved pivotal in my figuring out what I wanted to do with my life.

Moments after this picture was taken, my camera was dropped and broken. Good pic, good pic.

Class of 05

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Assignment: Draw a tree on a hill. Outline with black marker. Paint it any colors you want.

They really got into the assignment--as they do all art related projects.


A few finished products.

Me: Smile for the picture!
(Student smiles)
Me: I've never seen you smile like that before, is that your real smile?
Student: Yes.
Me: Interesting.

"Tree at Night"

"Dead Grass on Hill"

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I miss this thing. Lucy, I'll let you eat multiple bags of chips for dinner any day. Again.