Writer: Sarah A. Hasselle
My name is Sarah. I was born in Puerto Rico, but I grew up in a small town in Tennessee in the U.S. When I was a university student, I studied International Studies, with a focus on East Asia and Social and Cultural Identity, and Mandarin Chinese (double major). Before graduating, I was stuck on what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew that I wanted to work abroad. On whim, I decided to apply for a teaching position in Japan. After a few months, I moved to Hokkaido, Japan, where I have been teaching English since August. In my free time, I like to read books, listen to music and travel. So far, as a “foodie’, I have really loved the delicious food Hokkaido has to offer, as well as Hokkaido’s beautiful natural scenery.