Every year – barring the Covid Era – the Shikoku University hosts a touch rugby tournament over a summer weekend for all to participate in. This year, we managed to scrounge up an Ehime team of 5 people to play, with another joining along as our support, photographer, and sideline coach. Not quite the team of a required six on the field, but we were ready to accept our role as the scrappy underdogs, underestimated by everyone and determined to shock and awe. We were the Ehime Goonies.
While I love the life I’ve made for myself here, there’s definitely things that I miss having the ability to easily get involved with when I lived back in Alaska. And I’m sure that’s something a lot of us can relate to to some extent or other regardless of the hobby or passion. For me, it tends to be theatre, musicals and, most relevant to this article, table-top role-playing games, or TTRPGs for short.
On March 2nd, Ehime AJET hosted their annual Murder Mystery Dinner. I’m a first year ALT, so this was the first event of its kind that I could go to. I’m a sucker for true crime, thrillers, and mysteries so I had always wanted to attend a murder mystery event of some kind and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I booked a spot immediately and was happy to see that several of my friends had, too.
Thank you to everyone who came all the way to Niihama’s token beach at the Marine Park on Saturday! The annual AJET beach party was a lot of fun, with antics involving (but not limited to) some intense flip cup games, a not-so-intense game of beer pong, frisbee, s`mores, a mass after-dark swim, fireworks, and a drone (yes, really). After concerns that the approaching typhoon would cause the event to be cancelled, I’m glad that we were all able to make it to the beach for what will probably be the last barbecue of the year. A HUGE otsukare to everyone who also made it to school sports days on the Sunday! Thanks guys, hope you had a good time! Keep tuned for the next event in AJET event in Toyo, and join us to conquer Mt Ishizuchi next month.