2016/07/26

Hello K&F!

My name is Spencer Mattison, a new teacher here at K&F. I recently started working here for the first time at the beginning of July.

I am an American from Los Angeles, California. I've previously lived in Nara Prefecture for two years, where I studied Japanese. After graduating from my university back in the United States, I decided that I wanted to come back to Japan again as an English teacher.

I am very happy to be working here and I hope I can talk in English with as many of you as possible!

Unfortunately I don't take a lot of pictures but here are some pictures I've taken while I have traveled around Takehara!




- Spencer

2016/06/17

Surprise!

Surprise!

Can you believe I'm back? I can't believe I'm back. And I can't believe how everyone has grown so much. Makes me feel old!

The month of June is going by quickly and I've had a blast seeing all the students and parents so much. Even though everyone's taller it's like nothing has even changed.

I've been teaching in Korea the past year and a bit. Nick and I finally got married and are still enjoying the honeymoon phase.

Last summer we took a train trip from Fukuoka to Hokkaido, what an amazing place!

Here are some random pictures from my time in Busan, Korea:



There is a restaurant street several blocks long that is pedestrianised - even in winter it's busy. 
After Nick and I got married there was a super moon and we had a picnic.



Thanks for welcoming me back this month, I've been really happy to help out while I can.

Laura







2016/05/17

Hey K&F,

It's Ben Sensei! I recently moved back to the United States and I have been living with my sister. I am living in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is so beautiful here and the mountains are so close. I will be out hiking and rock climbing very soon. I wanted to write here and let everyone know I am doing well. I hope you are well and studying English!! I miss you, and good luck!!
-Ben Sensei

2016/03/26

put on & take off ☆

今日の幼稚園のクラスではお家でもお母さん、お父さんと一緒に使える英語を勉強しました♪

洋服を着るときは put on!
"put on your hat." "put on your jacket."~帽子をかぶってね。ジャケットを着てね。

洋服を脱ぐときは take off!
"take off your hat." "take off your jacket."~帽子を脱いでね。ジャケットを脱いでね。

レッスンでは大好きなお母さん、お父さんから借りた服を使ってput on, take offの練習をしました☆

みんなとっても楽しそうに大きな声で練習できました!





2016/03/02

Christmas in Germany!

It's been a while, but I went back to Germany over Christmas and New Year's and wanted to share a few impressions from back home. I was very happy to be able to see my family and friends, visited to many different places and ate lots of delicious food. Christmas is the most important holiday in Germany and traditionally spent with family, whereas New Year's Eve is a time to go out, watch fireworks and have fun with friends. Kind of the opposite of Japan, isn't it!

Flight to Germany!

Traditional German Christmas decoration
Traditional German Christmas dish--Potato dumplings, red cabbage and goose. Super delicious!

My hometown :)
With my mum and aunt







2016/02/15

三段峡-かまくらイルミネーション♪♪

広島県内初のかまくらイルミネーションを三段峡に観に行ってきました!とても幻想的で綺麗でした!聞くところによると、スノーパーク恐羅漢ではイグルー(雪のブロックで作るかまくら)選手権もあり、スキーが出来なくても楽しめるイベントもあるそうです。竹原では雪に触れることが少ないので、雪遊びも楽しみ、はしゃいできました~♪♪♪

  

2016/02/06

神明まつりの飾り


今日は仕事前に神明まつりの飾りを作りに公民館へ!大阪にはない風習で、ダニエルだけではなく、私にとっても初めての体験となりました。色々、教えて頂きながら、楽しいひとときを過ごしました。ご指導下さった皆さん、有難うございました~!