Hello, students of Mike's English School!
Long time no see! You may remember me, but for those of you who don't, or those of you I am yet to meet, my name is Brendan! I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in English Literature. I love good stories. "Musashi" by Eiji Yoshikawa is one of my favorite books and I recommend it to everyone.
After I finished university, I moved to Japan and taught English here at Mike's English School from 2016 - 2019. Those three years were incredible! I enjoyed getting to learn about each of you and I am excited to meet new faces. I was also very happy to experience Japanese culture: The language, history, customs, and of course... The food! Takoyaki, sukiyaki, sushi, all of it is delicious. Even natto is great! But my favorite food is shabu-shabu. Nothing beats that.
I am now living in Denver. Did you know Denver and Takayama in Gifu Prefecture are sister cities? When I returned to the United States, I enrolled at Colorado State University Global Campus as a part-time student to study Computer Science. I am expecting to finish Spring 2023. I am also working full-time at Amazon. I am looking forward to teaching again and catching up with all of you!
See you soon,