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nothing123
May 14th, 2007, 07:54
Quick question: which out of you current JETs have thrown their name in to go to orientation in August?

jacqui
May 14th, 2007, 09:14
me.

though i don't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting it.

anyone know when we find out about TOA?

Ini
May 14th, 2007, 09:17
Don't bother with that TOA crap, just turn up. Its only just down the road.

jacqui
May 14th, 2007, 09:19
erm. can a 3-hour flight be equated to "just down the road"?

Ini
May 14th, 2007, 09:24
You need to live nearer the action. Throw in this teaching rubbish and get a job at a snack bar in kabukicho. Pays better.

jacqui
May 14th, 2007, 09:29
as unbelievably tempting as that sounds, the contract here has already been signed for another year.

foo.

Ini
May 14th, 2007, 10:13
really? Thats early.

1440
May 14th, 2007, 11:25
Nah, decided to go to Fuji rock instead, then somewhere relaxing with the bf.

mteacher80
May 14th, 2007, 13:19
Ill be there for group B......(maybe C if there is anyone comming to shiga in that group)

nothing123
May 14th, 2007, 13:38
Nice. Guess I'll see you there then.

jacqui
May 14th, 2007, 14:03
do you already know which group you're coming in?

shadowrook
May 14th, 2007, 14:28
I applied...but same as jacqui...a snowball's chance in Kyushu in the summer of getting it...

nothing123
May 14th, 2007, 15:24
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm group B.

kiwimusume
May 14th, 2007, 16:02
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm group B.

You will be, unless it's changed this year. Last year and the year before it was Wellington in Group A, Auckland and Christchurch in Group B. :D

nothing123
May 14th, 2007, 16:53
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm group B.

You will be, unless it's changed this year. Last year and the year before it was Wellington in Group A, Auckland and Christchurch in Group B. :D

Apologies, I say "pretty sure" a lot. What I really mean is "yes, I am in group B"

wicket
May 14th, 2007, 18:31
I've applied to be a TOA, but I doubt I'll get it, since I'm only a first year, but we live in hope. Also I'm presenting at Recontracting, so they probably won't let me do both (bit stupid, since I have to be at Kobe anyway - not like I'm costing them any extra - I'm saving them money by not having to have a 2nd or 3rd year present at Recontracting.)
I thought we would have heard about Tokyo by now, so I'm assuming my application was unsuccessful.
Oh well...

shadowrook
May 15th, 2007, 07:32
They said we'd be contacted regardless of whether we got it or not...which I don't know if that's true or not. I'm assuming that your kencho (or I think fucho...cause you're in Osaka) would have that info.

Doomer
May 15th, 2007, 07:53
They said we'd be contacted regardless of whether we got it or not...which I don't know if that's true or not. I'm assuming that you're kencho (or I think fucho...cause you're in Osaka) would have that info.

Thats true...I applied last year and didnt get it...they told me sometime in May if I remember correctly (which I may not)

shadowrook
May 15th, 2007, 15:37
I found out unofficially today that I was rejected...! Yay!

wicket
May 15th, 2007, 21:19
Nevermind, Shadowrock, you can still go to Tokyo some time (how far is it from Saga, anyway?)
I have yet to hear anything about my application - maybe they have the info. at my base school. Hopefully tomorrow... one way or the other, I just want to know.

shadowrook
May 16th, 2007, 07:21
I've been back to Tokyo...but it's a far journey. =P I live an hour away from Hakata terminal...which makes for a lengthy 4-5 hour shinkansen ride to Tokyo, or a 2 hour ride by plane.

You're base school won't know...I would ask your PA, as they may already know. ^_^

Hectic3
May 16th, 2007, 21:38
How much free time do you get during orientation? Judging from last year's schedule it looked pretty hectic, without much free time apart from the first day which had a 3 hr gap.

Are there any other opporunities there for us to actually get out and visit places other than Shinjuku. I for one would like to head down to Akihabara and pick up parts for the PC that I'll be assembling over there.

547
May 16th, 2007, 21:50
Officially just the evenings are free - they don't lay on dinner, so you have to sort yourself out.

But they don't take registers during the workshops, and tell you something like:

"You have to go to all the workshops, events etc, but these ones (the opening ceremony and your prefectural meeting) are really really important."

Make of this what you will.