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    Re: Applying for 2019

    So I haven't posted since I left Japan in 2015/16. But liked this question, so I'll throw some skin in the game with a repsonse...

    Personally, I enjoyed my time on JET.

    If I had to grade the...
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    Re: Asking for holidays at work! - Need advice

    you definitely won't be met with smiles and open arms by your supervisor if the first thing you inquire about when you first meet is when you can take holidays. Maybe wait until your bags are at...
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    Re: Chances of being accepted?

    hahaha i didnt even see i got autocorrected. not even going to edit it either. leaving it in all its glory.
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    Re: Chances of being accepted?

    Pretty sure there's always one person every year with some math or stat degree that breaks dance the "chances of acceptance" to the nearest hundredth of a decimal point. In the time that it took you...
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    Re: Gifts/Omiyage When Arriving

    stop. you're making me hungry.
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    Re: Interview Advice/Prep?

    It's a "professional" interview, so treat it as such.


    1. wear a suit: blue, grey, and black are the norms.

    2. come looking neat: well rested, haircut, clean shaven face, etc

    3. arrive as...
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    Re: BOE not letting me quit school lunch

    HUNGER STRIKE.
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    Re: Gifts/Omiyage When Arriving

    Honestly, stay away from anything chocolate that would melt. When I came this past August an ALT friend of mine bought a big bag of milk chocolates and the entire things turned to liquid.

    Stick...
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    Re: Examples of successful classes

    aww does the little baby want a piece of candy too?
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    Re: Examples of successful classes

    haha yeah i feel bad for the last kid. I usually give the last student out a small piece of candy to cheer them up.
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    Re: Examples of successful classes

    Most of these activities are warm-up games. The learning object is simply get the students motivated/interested to begin studying english. If you're teaching a lesson on a specific topic modify the...
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    Re: Examples of successful classes

    I didn't say they were 100% amazing and perfect. Just some helpful ideas for a teacher in need to modify. Why be a dickhead about it? Grow up Peter Pan.
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    Re: Examples of successful classes

    MOTU, here are some of my warm-up/review games I use in all my lessons. Feel free to use any of them. Hopefully they can alleviate some of your stress. I typically always reward the winning team with...
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    Sticky: Re: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    So in regards to my own interview, it was super easy going. They warmed me up by telling me to relax and just that sentence alone actually took A LOT of the edge off.

    I would highly suggest...
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    Re: Recontracting

    I recently had a short 15 minute chat with my VP about my life in Japan so far and my plans for after the first year (which I think is a great indication that i didn't manage to blow it too badly). I...
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    Re: After application process?

    At least for me, the application portion was by faaaaar the most difficult part of the entire application experience (aside from the waiting of course). There's a lot of wait time between when you...
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    Sticky: Re: Not so obvious advice for new ALTs

    win over your VP...win yourself a second year.
  18. Re: Is there anything I can do now to boost my chances?

    Maybe try and do a homestay in japan. It'll give you an idea of what Japan's like and at the very least meet some really friendly Japanese people


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Re: Pension after leaving Japan

    Thanks for the reply!
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    Pension after leaving Japan

    So just got my first paycheck and my school admin worker was going over what was taken out. Which was extremely helpful.

    However, when she began talking about the pension, that's where things got...
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    Re: Recent Moderation Standards Discussion

    Word I don't feel you need to disappear from posting. I've always enjoyed reading what you've got to say. Clearly some things didn't agree so well with some other ITIL members, but it's not like you...
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    Re: Newbies, I want your input on ithinkimlost.com.

    Will you guys just make up and kiss already...
  23. Re: Joining Interac: a wise decision when you have loans?

    lol i meant to say I have 500USD/month so that's 5man/month. Still getting used to the currency.

    (Cue the newb insults...)
  24. Re: Joining Interac: a wise decision when you have loans?

    OP: I just recently moved to japan (JET) and I've got about 500man in student loans to pay every month. My first reaction to my apartment was utter disappointment (it's really old but fairly clean),...
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    Re: Newbies, I want your input on ithinkimlost.com.

    Viva la revolution
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