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Coolmanio
March 12th, 2014, 15:04
I was wondering what JET's opinion of people of different sizes are. From the pictures I have seen, most people are average sized, height and weight wise. I know it is said that the interviewers do not take appearance cues into consideration when giving recommendations, but it is impossible for some external cues not to influence their decisions.

I just ask because I am 6'7". I made a joke or two about my height and the interviewers laughed and made their a joke as well, so I don't know if that was a good or bad thing. For those on the problem, are there heavy or really tall people on the program?

Ini
March 12th, 2014, 15:12
most people are average sized, height and weight wise.

bollocks they are. Most JETs are either scrawny waifs or giant sacks of crap. you will definitely be on the taller end of the scale but nobody is going to discriminate against you for being tall. you will struggle to find clothes to buy but thats about it. the women will be all over a tall glass of water like yourself.

johnny
March 12th, 2014, 15:16
I'm 6'1" my pred was at least 6'3". So there are tall people, though you'd be one of the taller JETs for sure.

If you get placed, get ready to watch your head in the schools.


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Coolmanio
March 12th, 2014, 15:30
bollocks they are. Most JETs are either scrawny waifs or giant sacks of crap. you will definitely be on the taller end of the scale but nobody is going to discriminate against you for being tall. you will struggle to find clothes to buy but thats about it. the women will be all over a tall glass of water like yourself.

I'm gay.

word
March 12th, 2014, 15:32
If you get placed, get ready to watch your head in the schools.
That or your f*cking house. I'm already suffering severe traumatic brain injury from daily head-butts of low-hanging beams in my house, which was apparently designed by hobbits.

word
March 12th, 2014, 15:33
I'm gay.
Then it will be even easier for you to get laid. Frankly, I envy you.

Coolmanio
March 12th, 2014, 15:35
Then it will be even easier for you to get laid. Frankly, I envy you.

What do you mean?? :D

jwkelley
March 12th, 2014, 15:42
Then it will be even easier for you to get laid. Frankly, I envy you.

Dude half the men here are better looking girls then the girls back home. If you wanna join the party jump on in.

word
March 12th, 2014, 15:58
What do you mean?? :DWhen you're a straight white guy in Japan, people generally assume you're here for one thing (starts with "p" and rhymes with "dune"). Usually they're right, but this is beside the point; they're gonna look down on you for it and you'll generally have to learn to hide your feelings in this regard. Whereas, if you're gay, you may hafta kinda keep sh*t on the down-low where your BoE is concerned, but there are massive social networking structures set up which will enable you to find multiple sexual partners in a matter of seconds once you arrive, and pretty much every female ALT who was disgusted by some white guy's desire to bang some J-girl will hypocritically find any gay relationship to be "cute" and encourage the sh*t out of you.


Dude half the men here are better looking girls then the girls back home. If you wanna join the party jump on in.Don't tempt me.

Or do, f*ck. MG would certainly be willing to let me have a go at some hot J-guy's nether-ye.

Coolmanio
March 12th, 2014, 16:06
When you're a straight white guy in Japan, people generally assume you're here for one thing (starts with "p" and rhymes with "dune"). Usually they're right, but this is beside the point; they're gonna look down on you for it and you'll generally have to learn to hide your feelings in this regard. Whereas, if you're gay, you may hafta kinda keep sh*t on the down-low where your BoE is concerned, but there are massive social networking structures set up which will enable you to find multiple sexual partners in a matter of seconds once you arrive, and pretty much every female ALT who was disgusted by some white guy's desire to bang some J-girl will hypocritically find any gay relationship to be "cute" and encourage the sh*t out of you.


Well that sounds remarkably similar to where I am now XD.

Your first comment doesn't surprise me. I am following a JET blog right now and all he basically does is bitch about how he doesn't get laid enough...... Men are gross :S

Gizmotech
March 12th, 2014, 16:35
Dude, I came over with two guys who had to be over 6'6. They were monsters. Don't worry about it, but bring clothes cuz you will never find stuff here without a lot of difficulty.

Also, there are plenty of super sized guys here. I mean hell I'm at 105kg right now, I was even heavier when I came (I also lost weight like all hell after I got here... damn you booze). I've also seen some guys (and girls) who even at my current weight make me look skinny.

therealwindycity
March 12th, 2014, 17:18
When you're a straight white guy in Japan, people generally assume you're here for one thing (starts with "p" and rhymes with "dune"). Usually they're right, but this is beside the point; they're gonna look down on you for it and you'll generally have to learn to hide your feelings in this regard. Whereas, if you're gay, you may hafta kinda keep sh*t on the down-low where your BoE is concerned, but there are massive social networking structures set up which will enable you to find multiple sexual partners in a matter of seconds once you arrive, and pretty much every female ALT who was disgusted by some white guy's desire to bang some J-girl will hypocritically find any gay relationship to be "cute" and encourage the sh*t out of you.

Don't tempt me.

Or do, f*ck. MG would certainly be willing to let me have a go at some hot J-guy's nether-ye.

To quote a friend who was talking about being a female CS major at Carnegie Mellon, "the odds are good, but the goods are odd."

Also I think a lot of women tend to be more supportive of a sanitized BL version of gay romance than actual real gay sexuality. I mean, I think it's unfair to be critical of people who openly just want to hook up, but the prudishness of western culture hasn't treated gay men particularly well either.

Ini
March 12th, 2014, 17:55
what the fuck has that got to do with being tall? stay on fucking topic

Jiggit
March 12th, 2014, 18:16
I can't believe no-one's made a knob joke yet...

johnny
March 12th, 2014, 20:35
Condoms, bring condoms.

LaVie
March 13th, 2014, 03:22
We could always make another threat about LGBT life in Japan, granted there are enough here who could teach\learn.

Coolmanio...you'll be ducking quite a bit if you get in. :P But I think you'll also be instantly popular with the students.

word
March 13th, 2014, 09:19
To quote a friend who was talking about being a female CS major at Carnegie Mellon, "the odds are good, but the goods are odd."LOL I could believe it. Of course, that's pretty much the case when anyone tries to date an ALT, regardless of the gender/sexuality of either participant.


Also I think a lot of women tend to be more supportive of a sanitized BL version of gay romance than actual real gay sexuality. I mean, I think it's unfair to be critical of people who openly just want to hook up, but the prudishness of western culture hasn't treated gay men particularly well either.That's probably true. It's like that episode of QAF (the American version) where Brian accuses Emmett of being "non-sexual" in his "Queer Guy" role on TV, so Emmett talks about his underwear and tight ass on the next segment and gets chewed out for it. I get that; it does hafta suck to have a weird two-faced public perception of one's sexuality, I'm sure.


We could always make another threat about LGBT life in Japan, granted there are enough here who could teach\learn.Sorry, we don't allow threats on this forum.

I kid, I kid; I know it was just a typo. We do actually have a few folks around here who like their own gender's naughty bits and offer helpful info in that regard. We've had buttloads of threads regarding LGBTQSMPVUXOMD issues in Japan; some are quickly led astray, of course, but some stick around and manage to offer a bit of useful information. I would say it increasingly just doesn't matter much, though. There are arseloads (teehee) of social support structures available to lesbian and gay ALTs (significantly fewer for transsexual ALTs; nobody gives a f*cking rat's ass about bisexual ALTs one way or the other). Ostensibly, these exist to offer support and guidance; realistically, they seem to function more as a sort of OKCupid.


Coolmanio...you'll be ducking quite a bit if you get in. :P But I think you'll also be instantly popular with the students.Pretty much. Also, you might as well just learn how to say your height in Japanese now, because that is--without question--the first and most common thing you will be asked.

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
March 13th, 2014, 15:39
Just to throw my hat into the ring as a tall person, I've knocked myself out once and suffered a few bruises thanks to lower doorframes than I'm used to over the past seven months. The major thing to watch out for as a tall person is when the level of the internal floor changes. It can be really easy (especially when you're drunk) to see the step down on the floor but forget there might be a similar dip in ceiling height.

Speaking from stupid, stupid experience.

Ini
March 13th, 2014, 16:43
try looking straight ahead instead of staring at your feet. grow a pair of balls and hold your head high.

ninja_raj
March 13th, 2014, 22:37
Hey, (at the risk of sounding slightly desperate for "material" (which I am definitely not)) where can find these LGBT JET blogs of which you speak Coolmanio? I admit, I haven't found many, maybe I don't know how to use the internet yet...

Azrael
March 13th, 2014, 22:50
where can find these LGBT JET blogs of which you speak

probably not in a thread about height.

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
March 13th, 2014, 23:35
try looking straight ahead instead of staring at your feet. grow a pair of balls and hold your head high.

Have I just been insulted by Ini? Wow, it's like a christening - and after my first post, too!

However, as far as advice goes it does make a lot of sense - cut out the shoegazing and watch where you're going, and you'll mostly be fine.

ninja_raj
March 14th, 2014, 21:24
Thanks, helpful(!)