Travel Blogs from Ashikaga
No longer the 'split girl'
This past week brought a much anticipated breakthrough for me. I have a new trick in the show!
In the trapeze nomenclature the term 'split girl' refers to the lowest level flyer in the troupe, almost always a female, who is hired because she is able to perform the most rudimentary trick in trapeze, the split. If likened to standard business practices it is an 'assistant' position. A great many female flyers start out ...
On Friday, the weather started getting REALLY really hot. Unbearably hot. We managed a very short walk to a temple and a quick picnic at the park, but then all had to come home and take a nap. It was just impossible to be outside. That night, after my class, we ventured out again to Kawagoe and enjoyed a Yakiniku dinner. That is where you order a plate of raw meat and veggies and then cook ...
... coming to Japan in her early 20s to visit her family and remembers little shops much like the ones we were seeing in the "old town district" so it was particularly significant for her to relive those memories. We also did a sake tasting at a very good sake factory in town, and ended up buying some sake to bring home as gifts. Finally, I bought myself an expensive and VERY SHARP handmade knife in an old shop in town that has been making knives for 7 generations, ...
... has all been a classic case of taking one step back in order to take two steps forward. Not very glamorous work during the process, however achieving the desired results will propel me to the next level of flying. The shows have been wonderful. It is by no means an easy feat to get up and perform every day. The act of doing so demands nothing short of 110%....every time....no matter what you feel like. My teammate, Harmony, told me of a trick ...
... Since TIU is an international school, they like to get cooking classes from students from other countries.
Before the class, I had to give the recipes to one of the members to translate into Japanese. SInce I never make enchiladas, posole, or beans with a recipe I just sort of made some stuff up. Major mistake number 1. I had this idea that I would just eyeball it as I went in there, and add more water if the chile seemed thick, or let it cook longer if ...
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