Sendai International Costume Party

インターナショナル コスチューム パーティー!

たったの¥1,500でディナー!ドリンク!英語を喋るチャンス!

40名マックスなので、早い者勝ち!お申し込みは LifehouseSendai@gmail.comへ!

International Costume Party!

Dinner, drink, and a chance to make international friends for a mere ¥1,500!

40-person limit, so sign up fast! All you have to do is mail LifehouseSendai@gmail.com!

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What is it about Sendai?

It was both an easy decision, and a difficult one to decide to move here.

I knew I’d be leaving my friends, job, and beautiful room back in Tokyo, as well as distancing myself further from my wonderful family back in sunny old England.

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Free English! フリーイングリッシュ!

In Sendai we are giving free English lessons for 30 minutes on Sundays!
今週の日曜日はまた無料の英会話レッスンやってる〜!

It’s from 11:00-11:30
11:00から、11:30まで

If you want to come, please email LifehouseSendai@gmail.com
興味のある人は LifehouseSendai@gmail.comへmailをsend!

Also, sometime we go out and give free 5 minute English lessons. If you see this sign, feel free to come and talk to us!
ときどき私たちたら英会話をする、このサインを見たら、私たちに話を行ってください。

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Want to come?
Sorry for my bad Japanese.

Church!

I don’t talk about it on this blog often, but church is amazing!

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The difference of a decision

Has a decision ever made such a big change in your life that it has changed you completely?

Before:

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Not What You First Think

It’s so easy to judge by appearances.

I see a spider, I scream.
I see a child, I think “how cute”
I see a man in a suit, I think he works in an office
I see a foreigner, I think they are an English Teacher (in Japan, this is not too unreasonable considering the limited visa options)
I see a girl in a pretty dress, I think “how popular”

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I see a live music club, I think of gigs. But this is where we have church.
Funny how things aren’t always what they seem.

The spider eats mosquitoes,
The child has a personality all it’s own.
The man in the suit could be anything
The foreigner could be a tourist, an artist, a business person or a student.
The girl in the pretty dress could be trying her hardest to make friends.

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I wonder what people see when they look at me

What do you want people to see?

Annoyed vs Jedi

This morning something rare happened to me.
I got annoyed.

Those of you who know I work with children may be surprised that it’s rare. But it’s true.
I hate insects, I’m really bad at geography and I get annoyed easily at the post office

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Freedom from…

For a long time, I couldn’t help myself
I was addicted! To Chocolate; to Tv; to Manga; to books; to ice cream; to computer games; to lying in bed all day! (actually I’m still working on that last one…)

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Many people think “oh, those aren’t serious addictions, they’re just life!”
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Look closer

when you look at this picture what do you see?

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It doesn’t matter whether you see the heart, or the people, but what truly matters is that you can’t see everything with just a glance.

Somehow, many of us live our lives that way. Just glancing at people, places and things. Thinking you know what you’ve seen, and forgetting that it goes much deeper than that.

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how closely are you really looking at people?

Aside

A great post by a great woman! Check it out.

あなたの決断の影響力 The impact of your decisions.

あなたの決断の影響力 The impact of your decisions