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    Re: Thinking about doing JET again.

    Yeah they kept mentioning that the age limit had been taken out for our applying year (2012).
    I think it'd be interesting doing JET now and maybe trying to do it again in 5-10 years with a family...
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    Sticky: Re: Jet Prefectural Websites

    I saw someone had mentioned it but it hadn't been added: The Akita Wiki is good and has lots of teaching resources even if you don't live in Akita.
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    Re: Nagano City Jobs

    Yeah what Gizmo said! Answers plz.
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    Wait 'til placements come out! That'll shake...

    Wait 'til placements come out! That'll shake them.
    Pretty sure placements are decided by names and places in a hat and copious amounts of alcohol.
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    Are you shitting me? I can't remember, I just...

    Are you shitting me? I can't remember, I just remember that he wanted to do it and the general consensus was that he was a moron.
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    Yeah don't be that guy from official last year...

    Yeah don't be that guy from official last year who was insistent on wearing his old uniform from when he was an exchange student in a Japanese school.....

    Also: smile! It's really easy to forget...
  7. Re: I'm a super late upgrade (January '13) Any advice?

    We had 4 arrivals in April and 1 in May in my little town of about 14 JETs before I arrived at the 'normal' time in August, from what I hear they were briefed very quickly by a PA on the way to the...
  8. I just got one and used it on Saturday, worked...

    I just got one and used it on Saturday, worked out that if I do like 6 return trips on the expressway to my friends that I'll have broken even on getting it installed. Add a couple trips to Sendai...
  9. Re: Cars, driving and do you really need 'em?

    A car has made life so much easier for me. I frequently visit friends who are an hour or so drive away but would be double that on trains.
    My car is a white plate w/ 4WD and was ¥150,000. I have no...
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    Re: 2013 SOP support

    Yeah that's how I did it in my academic essays through uni as well as the JET one. ^^^

    I think it's standard and not unprofessional at all. The only times I would fully write out the names of...
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    Re: 2013 SOP support

    You can send me through your SOP if you like, I'm not promising any great advice but a fresh set of eyes to look it over might help!
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    Just as long as it's reduced cream and not...

    Just as long as it's reduced cream and not condensed milk you'll be sweet!
    A friend of mine could never work out why no one ever ate her onion dip and it took her years to figure out it's because...
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    Yeah there do seem to be less stars than back...

    Yeah there do seem to be less stars than back home.
    Oh god, I'm getting some of that as part of my Christmas present...too bad we're ages away from each other :P
    So freakin' delicious.
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    Re: What do you miss from your homeland?

    I can see the stars here really clearly but I do get disoriented not being able to see the Southern Cross above me.
    Before I left my last job I was teaching about Pleiades (or Matariki in NZ, Subaru...
  15. Re: Medical history: how to handle depression / drinking?

    Couldn't you just lump the drinking in under the 'depression' umbrella? Smudging the truth but if it comes up later you can explain that it came about as a result of the depression and treatment you...
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    Yes! I'm trying to find a comfortable couch at...

    Yes! I'm trying to find a comfortable couch at the moment to make my house look less like I'm squating in it but everything is real low in the back or low to the ground (or way to much money than I'm...
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    Re: The deal with "omiyage"

    Maybe I'll give marmite as omiyage as a New Zealand 'delicacy' say it's best eaten in teaspoons and then film it as people take big mouthfuls.
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    Re: Where are the Aomori folks?

    Yep with group B, I'll get to Akita on the 8th Aug
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    Re: Where are the Aomori folks?

    I might come up! Looks like a cool festival.

    EDIT: Realised I will have just arrived at TO when it's on, ah well 2013 maybe
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    Re: Where are the Aomori folks?

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    I wanted to do St Patrick's day...

    I wanted to do St Patrick's day somethingsomething because I like to drink.
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    Exciting! We've posted this in our incoming 2012...

    Exciting! We've posted this in our incoming 2012 NZ jets facebook page so hopefully it's a member of the group and they can contact you when we know placements :D
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    But I'll be arriving in Group B! Bonus fun...

    But I'll be arriving in Group B! Bonus fun pointssss
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    Re: The deal with "omiyage"

    Thanks Cytrix,
    Will probably rip off all your ideas :p and this will no doubt save me a bit of coin in my preparations as I don't have to buy ALL the things.
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    Re: Understanding your income...

    Don't brag about it :p
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