Monday, June 23, 2008
I want to introduce you to Tappy.
I received an e-mail from my Supervisor in Japan saying that I will be teaching in Sapporo City!!! I went straight to google and was introduced to my ward's mascot - TAPPY!!!
Tappy is THE fairy of the onions. His name in Japanese is "onion" and "happy" put together. How amazing is that?!?!?!?! I couldn't have asked for a better more suiting placement in Japan. I have a gut feeling that Tappy and I are going to be best friends.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
July 26th, 2008 is when I'll be flying out on my next adventure. This time it will be to Hokkaido, Japan with JET (The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme.)
A few days ago, I found out that I will be living in Sapporo - the 5th largest city in Japan! Sapporo is known for hosting the 1972 Olympics, the annual Yuki Matsuri (Sapporo Snow Festival) and of course, the Sapporo Brewery.
With a population of almost 2 million- I have a feeling this adventure will be quite different to my last adventure which was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural village in Kenya, East Africa!!!
So now I'm preparing myself to trade my mud huts for neon lights... I can't wait!!!!!