Hi, this is Chris in Otsu. As many students here at Smith’s School of English Otsu know, I am living in the countryside in Shigaraki (just south of Otsu city), farming and trying to be self-sufficient while working only part-time. And while this lifestyle has its challenges, it also has its joys, one of which […]
Camping in Kyoto City!
This summer, a friend invited us to go camping. He took us to a place which we had never heard but was less than an hour from our house in Ishiyama. This camp-site was in the mountains, deep in the forest, in the bend of a crystal clear river. We drove up the west side […]
Smith’s Otsu Teacher Profile: Chris Mungioli
This is Part 2 in the series Smith’s Otsu Teacher Profiles. Part 1 can be read HERE. At Smith’s School of English in Otsu we currently have a team of 4 teachers working together. Each teacher is unique in their own way and they all bring different teaching styles to the classroom. I wish to […]