We just finished our mid-term exams; they're gone but not forgotten.
Here are a few pics that I've sent through some filters on my ipad.
The first one was taken under Sakara. Noticed how I've trimmed out all those ugly cherry blossoms.
Three of our 1st year girls- A ballerina, a maple and a Southern belle.
My daughter Kaede giving a `Hutton Hug` (copy protected) to one of our best and brightest. This student lives close to where the tsunami hit and her family has had trouble making ends meet, which brings me to my true agenda for today's blog...
Thank you ex-Tokiwagi teachers Toru Takayanagi, Brandi Monts and the Bellevue Badminton Club, Seattle Badminton Club, Yonex USA and Hay exporters for raising $7, 740 dollars for our school. We're all very grateful for your efforts and we also appreciate every single person who chipped in a penny or a buck. The amount of aid we've recieved from overseas is inspiring.
Well, gotta go now- I've got about 400 exams to mark (hooray!).
Hey worldwidewebfolk. This is Alex- an English teacher at Tokiwagi Gakuen High School in Sendai (yep- that one!), Miyagi, Japan. This blog will be about what's happening in the 1st, 2nd & 3rd year International course at Tokiwagi. This is my first post and never having had any type of blog before, I'm a newbie whose Kanji (japanese characters) knowledge is limited so you may see some gobbledygook, wacky designs/interfaces/overlapping/video-failure and other general goof-ups as I feel my way around.
The International program at TGH started up 15 years ago to increase global understanding and connect our students with others around the world to share culture and knowledge. It's been working pretty well so far, as many of our graduates can attest. I'll be dropping in and posting a few days a week (more if I find out that somebody's actually reading this) and I welcome any questions or comments (that aren't too dodgy) about what's up.
So, here we go