Hello everyone, and welcome to the first of many Teatime Tuesday posts. After much deliberation and cups of tea, I decided to put my tea loving user name to good use and make a weekly blog instalment. Teatime Tuesday is a chance to get to know the blogger behind the blog, aka me. It can range from facts about me, weekly favourites, my day or just my opinion on certain topics. I really want to connect with all you lovely people out there!
How it works: Every Monday morning (Japan time) I will post a question or a poll on my twitter with the tag #teatimetuesday asking you guys to choose a topic for me to talk about.
This week you guys voted for the “My day” topic, so here you are, with less than editorial photographs, my Tuesday.
6:00 am: Beep, beep. That god damn alarm goes off, alerting me and my boyfriend that it’s time to drag our sorry asses out of bed. Having just come back from our one year anniversary trip to Kyoto yesterday, we were really in no rush to get back to the hum drum of everyday life.
7:00 am: After saying Goodbye to Chad, I made myself a cup of tea and sat watching Estee’s youtube videos for much much longer than I should! I then rushed out the door to grab breakfast and head to work.
8:30 am: With a steaming hot cup of green tea I start my work day. I lingered about on my laptop and caught up on some blogs and twitter while I sit out first period, waiting for second period to come around. I’m at one of my Primary Schools today, teaching three classes of year 1’s English. Sometimes, teaching at primary can be a little hard, but the first years are so cute it’s always fun. Since the school year is almost up here in Japan, I decided to teach them animals, and we had a great time playing animal basket. I was also particularly happy because today was the day I got to teach the special needs student, a little boy who seems to have taken a liking to me and more than definitely captured my heart. His enthusiasm and genuine happiness despite not understanding very much warms my heart and gives me hope for the week ahead.
4:15 pm onwards: With work done, I leisurely walk home, enjoying the lantern lit streets. We have the lantern festival in Nagasaki right now and oh my is it beautiful. Out of all the festivals Nagasaki has, this is my favourite. Taking place in the first 15 days of the lunar Chinese New Year, Nagasaki comes to life with more than 15,000 lanterns, featuring large special lanterns depicting the zodiacs. Last year it was the Ram, my year, while this year the Monkey is at centre stage, while the others rotate through the city.
View on my walk home from work
After running home to grab lunch, I meet up with Claire, the coolest American I’m sure I will ever meet.With both of us feeling a little weighed down with the week ahead, we decide to grab a tea or two at a cool cafe in Nagasaki that is decorated with a very distinct foreign/american theme. It’s really trendy, but not without loosing that touch of comfort that drew us there on this cold and dreary February night. Perhaps I will blog about it soon!
I really needed this cup of tea (or two) and like always, a warm cup of tea mixed with great company always manages to lift my spirits. Is it just me, or are cafes a great place to bond with friends?
The mugs in this place are seriously cool and the tea was dark and delicious!
The lovely Claire looking as cute as a button while yours truly looks like the pales human ever.
Once home, I showered, had some soup and Kyoto sweets while drinking tea, packing and watched more Estee vlogs. It’s kind of a sickness, but she really does inspire! Please check her out!
So there we have it folks, my day in detail. I’m sorry today wasn’t the most exciting of days, but I hope you enjoyed reading this little extract of my life and look forward to more Teatime Tuesday action.
If theres anything you guys would like me to talk about or have any questions for me, please message me on my Twitter with the hashtag #teatimetuesday ❤︎ I really want to dedicate my Tuesdays to giving you lovely readers exactly what you are looking for!
Hope you have/had a great Tuesday!