Occupation: ALT English Teacher, Karate Teacher and dojo owner
I am an American ALT permanent resident of Japan (Okinawa). I teach English Communications Skills at a local Japanese middle school by day, and UechiRyu KarateDo in the evening in the dojo attached to my home. I have been training in UechiRyu since 1974, mostly training on Okinawa since 1979.
Wed 23 Jun, 2021 02:48 pm - From a stage play I saw as a child (wish I could remember what the title was). But this line stuck with me all my life:
"Him? Don't pay any attention to him, he's about as smart... (view)
Sun 20 Jun, 2021 10:36 pm - Yours is probably the most understanding response, well-attuned to the situation, and I thank you for it.
It hits me how my attempt at humor may have seemed flippant (and why it backfired):... (view)
Sat 19 Jun, 2021 08:03 am - No intention to offend. And no, I actually don't offend a lot of people. Though maybe I've offended you... Unintentionally. My apologies.
It would be difficult for me to believe... (view)
Fri 18 Jun, 2021 03:57 pm - Oog... Far too confusing for me. I believe for the last 1/3 of my life, I will inadvertently offend a lot of young people...
Using a pronoun for myself such as we/they/them seems so -- I dunno... (view)