In this blog, I write about my adventures as an assistant English teacher in Japan. I want to take a personal approach to this blog, so I’m going to try to keep it as intimate and honest as possible. (So you’ll probably be able to tell what stage of culture shock I’m in.)
I am writing this for my friends and family, so that 1) they’ll know what I’m up to in my new life here in Japan, and 2) perhaps people can get a glimpse of what it’s like to move to and work in another country.
My name is Megan, but my friends call me El.
I grew up in California and received a BA in Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz. I’d never been out of the United States before (actually, I’d never even been off the continental U.S.), so living in Japan is a ginormous change.
(Sweet, I managed to use “ginormous” in my About page. +8 Charisma.)
I’ve been interested in Japan since I was in middle school, when I began to read manga and watch anime. Many of my friends were Japanese Americans, so I got a taste of Japanese culture early on. In high school, I decided to study Japanese for my language requirement, which was only possible because my hometown has a large Japanese community.
Thank you! Come adventure with me!
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