I regularly read posts on the soapbox , and there is a always a good balance of helpful posts about teaching as well as interesting points about Japan. A lot of the franchise owners and the part time teachers have a gift of writing that makes the most ordinary subject a joy to read! It’s always an enjoyable time coming in to Kyobashi and logging into the site and having a good read, in any spare time between classes. Often I learn something about Japan I didn’t know previously, and I love learning new things. I’ve seen a few posts on here recently that thank other contributors, and I think this, as well as the soapbox in general, really helps reinforce the great sense of Smith’s School of English community.
Now, for a story.
Recently I caught the train to Sannomiya station, but as I live quite far (from anywhere – in Minoh), it was a long train ride, and by the time I arrived there I was starving. Some instinct guided me to the right side of the station, and I had this idea that a great and affordable steak restaurant would make itself visible to me.
It did – in the form of Steak Land. When I saw the sign I just knew that it was the right place, and after glancing at the 980 yen lunch I headed right in.
I couldn’t remember at all where I had gotten this information from. I must have read Al Bartle’s post on it and absorbed it, and only now looking back through old posts does it become clear to me how I was guided!
So, thanks for your recommendation! It was indeed a great teppanyaki steak meal. I will continue reading the soapbox, especially as the next holiday and festivities come up – I’m sure SJ will post something greatly long and informative for us all to read!