Author Archives: Richard Graham

A load of schools!

Today’s schedule, 3 school shows and then a “otona demo dekiru” (“Even adults can get good!”) lecture in the evening!! Pretty busy! The schools in the morning were great (after I’d rewired up the sound system). We even got some special Macha tea before lunch. And we were also in the paper again. But this…

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This is the life!

Big or small, the deal is that for public elementary schools we’ll visit any of them! So today we had 2 schools with a combined size of less than 40 kids!! Between them. But they were good. The first school bounded through the songs and were really great. They couldn’t actually speak any English, but…

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Off to Hiroshima

Having slept most of the day yesterday I actually woke up very early today! I checked through the accounts, added some new readers’ games to the site and did a bit of video testing. Then on the ferry to Hiroshima, and a very nice drive through the mountains to Geihoku Cho. It’s cold, but still…

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Tired and meeting

Got up at 8AM. Checked my mail. Couldn’t see for tears streaming down my face so went back to bed. It’s not fun having a cold and being in the Genki House was making my asthma bad. Not a fun day. Then in the evening a big meeting to plan out all the future projects…

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The first day of Winter

And here it is, it’s now freezing season!!!! It was sooo cold today – I had to get my long trousers and jumpers out! I wish it could be warm for the other 6 months of the year as well…. Spent the day doing prep work and being full of cold! Bring back Summer….

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New phone + cool CDs + last day of Summer

I only get my snail mail once in a blew moon and it’s mostly bills. But this time was cool as I also got my new mobile phone and some great music CDs to use on the DVDs. These should certainly spice things up a bit! I also spent a lot of the time setting…

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