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    My background check was a freaking nightmare and...

    My background check was a freaking nightmare and took forever. I had to send the consulate a piece of paper showing I had sent everything in on a certain date and just have that count.
    If you do...
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    Got rejected for it >< Oh well, few more days of...

    Got rejected for it >< Oh well, few more days of sitting around the office bored to tears, and I'm sure we'll have a welcome nomihodai for the noobies up here anyway.
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    that is kinda tricky. if they have a good enough...

    that is kinda tricky. if they have a good enough understanding of english (pretty sure my students wouldnt), you might try explaining that if they can understand the authors meaning and it doesnt...
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    They really do seem to care the most about your...

    They really do seem to care the most about your SoP. Also, if you request places, they like hearing a good reason why you chose them. They spent a lot of time asking me about my college major, and...
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    I use ajatt for inspirational purposes when I'm...

    I use ajatt for inspirational purposes when I'm feeling lazy. Ive also emailed the guy asking for various advice on some Japanese culture things and help with teaching one of the classes back at...
  6. Sticky: Does anyone know if there are saltine crackers...

    Does anyone know if there are saltine crackers here? I used to snack on them a bunch, and i also use them in a recipe of mine I've been wanting to make. I looked at Jupiter, but no dice.
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    Definitely go ahead and start asking for...

    Definitely go ahead and start asking for references...I know some professors take a while, and 1 of mine in particular wanted to put some research into JET to see what sort of things he should be...
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    Yeah, here in fuku, many students asked me during...

    Yeah, here in fuku, many students asked me during my self intro what Americans thought of the radiation(that was a fun discussion), and most are still careful about fruits/veg/milk they buy, but...
  9. Found books 3-4...sent you a PM

    Found books 3-4...sent you a PM
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    Yeah, we had one when I was a kid, but we mostly...

    Yeah, we had one when I was a kid, but we mostly just used it in the garage to prevent from burning the whole place down on accident. One came with my apartment...but yeah, given the whole thing is...
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    Question though, what all is gas used for here in...

    Question though, what all is gas used for here in Japan? Like, what all runs based on gas? I haven't quite figured that out yet
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    Prolly, since I was running the air pretty...

    Prolly, since I was running the air pretty constantly when I was at home for the first month due to the heat. Lets hope that's all it is :)
  13. I asked for places with pretty scenery and a good...

    I asked for places with pretty scenery and a good climate, preferably near shinkansens so I could travel easy. I think things worked out pretty well
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    On the fridge, I've wedged a kitchen sponge under...

    On the fridge, I've wedged a kitchen sponge under it to keep it from being insanely, ear shatteringly loud. Thankfully, one of my supervisors said he would come out and look at it to see if he could...
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    Thanks for the help! As for the suggestions, I'm...

    Thanks for the help! As for the suggestions, I'm not sure how to adjust the temp on my water heater...I'm sure I've got one, but I'm pretty sure it's outside the apartment and controls more than just...
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    gas bill - help!

    So, I'm looking at paying all my bills this month, and I have no idea what the hell I'm doing wrong, especially on my gas bill. My pred told me gas should be about 30-40, water should be 20,...
  17. Re: JET Japanese Textbooks and CDs [beginners] wanted

    I've got some that were left behind at my desk at school...let me check in them and see if they're clean, what year, etc.
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    Back in the states, I'd just go to Fry's and...

    Back in the states, I'd just go to Fry's and compare the TVs for a while, testing color, clarity, etc. (well, I'd do that after a bit of research online to see the current prices for various TVs of...
  19. I was thinking I should prolly work on my...

    I was thinking I should prolly work on my self-intro lesson...but I haven't even met anyone from my other schools yet. School starts next Thursday, but that first day is like, tests over summer exam...
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    fair enough. and yeah, what i was looking for...

    fair enough. and yeah, what i was looking for does fall into the weeaboo category :redface: but yeah, im not looking at getting the TV soon, as i wanted to see if there were enough things on the...
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    getting tv in japan

    Does anyone here pay for TV at home? I'd like to be able to get more channels than the basic ones I get now, but I'm not entirely sure how to go about it, how much it costs, what the companies are,...
  22. Re: What to do at school before semester start

    ...that tulip tap flower only reaffirms my decision to head to the 100 yen store when i get my paycheck and just look for various random cute things to spruce up the apartment with. it still feels...
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    Re: What is your rent/car?

    i apparently pay some of the most of anyone in the prefecture...48,000 for rent (2 tatami rooms, pretty huge kitchen), utilities are on top of that. no car though with a free bike, so thats good at...
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    Re: gift for visiting my supervisors house

    thanks :) theres a cake shop right near my apartment on the way home, so i think ill stop there and get some individual things. thanks a ton!
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    gift for visiting my supervisors house

    My supervisor has asked me to dinner at his house with his family on Thursday night, then he wants me to stay the night before catching my shinkansen out of town on Friday. I want to bring a gift of...
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