who am i?
my name is misha. any more information than that would ruin the air of suspense and thrill. besides, chances are that if you read my blog, you know exactly who i am.
what i can tell you, however, are some details about where i live and what i do.
i am a teacher of english living in the mystical land of japan. i live in shizuoka prefecture, on a glorious peninsula called izu. i walk out my front door every morning and am instantly greeted by the tenacious mt. fuji. i spend my weekends in japanese-style hot springs, visiting waterfalls, hiking the local mountains, and cooking in my kitchen (and just about anywhere i can). and boozing. lots and lots of boozing.
i have been studying japanese for almost nine years now, and everyday i spend here is filled with beautiful landscapes, awesome adventures, and abundant sampling of some of the tastier things that nature has to offer.
in my spare time, i love to read history and translate literature, especially haiku.
but enough about me. this blog is for you. peruse the pages, abuse the recipes, and impress everyone you know. i forgive you for not telling them you got it here. just knowing that your house guests are drooling over your cooking is enough to satisfy me.