It’s the first time I’ve bought a Halloween costume in years and I figure I’d keep it simple with a Kiki’s Delivery Service outfit since I like ghibli and I like dresses that I can get a lot of use out of. I had a blast though. ALTs in my prefecture are all spread out and once we get sucked into daily life in our towns, we don’t really meet up all that much except for nights like last night. I danced for hours and kept hydrated by cups of Suntory oolong tea. Biking back to the train station in my Kiki costume definitely got me some stares and a few おすs from some Yankis outside a convenience store but that’s the Japanese inaka for you so I おすed them back. My life here teaching English is full of ups and downs but there’s a lot of weird and hilarious stuff that keeps me going.