#latergram from Rustom's visit. Hope your doing alright in Singapore brother

#latergram from Rustom's visit. Hope your doing alright in Singapore brother

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Rokko Bar Diner// cool bar alert

Rokko Bar Diner//  cool bar alert

Himeji Castle has finally shown its face!

Himeji Castle has finally shown its face!

Typical Dinner, cold soba and hyayako #健康的

Typical Dinner, cold soba and hyayako #健康的

Oyster seed beds

Oyster seed beds

My first Hiroshima-yaki. Like Okonomiyaki but the parts are layered as they are cooked instead of mixed before cooking. Delicious!

My first Hiroshima-yaki. Like Okonomiyaki but the parts are layered as they are cooked instead of mixed before cooking. Delicious!

尾道ナウ

尾道ナウ

Northwood


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I’ve been meaning to post regarding my new place of employment for some time. It’s a really special place. The staff are fantastic, they care so much about the students. The position is incredibly rewarding, I have the honor to work with some really dedicated students of all ages. We have amazing classroom resources, including system called PLS for younger students (elementary age), and a News English course referred to as Chigasaki. You can read more about the school here. I’m currently working on designing a virtual tour one of the schools two locations. So, when that goes up, I’ll be posting again.

Kiya Ryoukan

Kiya Ryoukan, holy shit. 12 rooms. We shoulda invited more people but I don't think we knew what we were gettin' into.

 

Kiya Ryokan is a reformed Ryokan style inn located near the old shopping arcade in downtown Uwajima.

There are 12 total rooms, 4 bathrooms, and one fantastic sentou style bathing room. The building is reformed kominka style–creating a pleasant and relaxing, warm, atmosphere. Nearby are plenty of attractions and delicious special foods of the region.

Because the building was recently used for an art exhibition (featuring the brilliant work of Tabaimo), several rooms come equipped with special LED lighting and glass floors for a truly unique and mood altering experience. Highly recommended.