We’ll call him ‘K’

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity OR it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation […]

You look Japanese, but you aren’t.

I’ve never really felt like I fit in anywhere. Not in my entire life. (OK, that’s a lie, I felt like I fit in with my sisters… But then again, I don’t think that really ever counts…) I have always hovered somewhere on the outskirts of all the groups of people I’ve ever been around. […]

Original Gangster.

O.G., original gangster /əˈrijənl/gaNGstər/ (pronounced “oh gee”) Noun: An O.G. is a Orginal (old) Gangsta who let all tha up an comin G’s kno whass poppin an how ta keep they pimp hands way strong. I have this supervisor. Her name is Ogasawara Sensei. She is a tiny, adorable, and kind woman with a very pure […]

Fun. 楽しい.

Today it literally hurts to sit, breathe, or move my head. I’m totally not exaggerating. Yesterday, Kyle and I were a part of a snowboard jam where we hit tons of different features in the park. Both of us took some pretty gnarly tumbles throughout the day as we perfected some of our latest tricks. […]

Throwing Peanuts at Demons

Yesterday, marked せつぶん(節分)(The division of seasons), the day before the beginning of spring according to the lunar calendar. I got to school, and found this on my desk: So basically, this is how it goes: Someone in your house puts on this mask (the Spring Demon) and everyone in the house stands in the entryway […]

Boarding, Beaches, and Babes; A Sharpe Summer Part 2: The Fun

“In the middle of winter, I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus Although you may be fooled, summer and winter tie for favorite season in my book. One part summer + equal parts winter = The Happiest Girl on the planet. Seriously though. I hate wearing clothes, I love the […]