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    I think JKun meant Itayanagi (not Itanayagi):...

    I think JKun meant Itayanagi (not Itanayagi): Itayanagi, Aomori - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    I've never been to any other party besides the...

    I've never been to any other party besides the Central one (my area). How common is it for people to travel to the other parties? Also, is the Sapporo one cliquey and almost all Sapporo JETs, or...
  3. Something my high school elective class of 7...

    Something my high school elective class of 7 students adores is just being handed a big bag of cut-out words to use like "magnetic poetry." Also grammar pieces such as apostrophes, s, a, the, and,...
  4. Looks pretty cool. I like your picture...

    Looks pretty cool. I like your picture dictionary.
  5. I "won" Nanowrimo... but I have no plans to do...

    I "won" Nanowrimo... but I have no plans to do anything with the lame novel that resulted. Also learned a lot of kanji.
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    Not to be a wet blanket, but I wouldn't hold out...

    Not to be a wet blanket, but I wouldn't hold out a lot of hope for upgrades. I wish I had given up hope the first year I applied - holding out hope and not getting upgraded sucks. If you get the...
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    Wow, that's weird. It's in fruit salad and...

    Wow, that's weird. It's in fruit salad and everything. Maybe because it's green like many vegetables?

    I enjoy telling ignorant Americans that tomatoes are not vegetables.

    Oh, and the science...
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    Japanese Urban Legends

    My JTE said it was so hot yesterday that he woke up at night. I asked if he had a fan. He said yes, but he'd never sleep with a fan or air conditioning on, because it's very bad for you. He swears...
  9. That's a good idea, mteacher. Thank you. :)

    That's a good idea, mteacher. Thank you. :)
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    Sounds like a nice setup. If you have a house...

    Sounds like a nice setup.

    If you have a house party, please invite me. :^_^: I'm maybe 20 minutes away on the train line. Around Christmas I make gingerbread with some friends in Ebetsu.

    BTW,...
  11. Introduction lesson for high school 1st years

    What's a fun activity for 1st year high school students? Intro lesson. I'm planning to do a self-introduction with some photos, check their comprehension with a worksheet, and then do... some kind...
  12. Sticky: Most people seem to use http://www.alc.co.jp/ ...

    Most people seem to use http://www.alc.co.jp/

    Fetchimi (フェッチイミ) is a firefox extension that uses alc.co.jp to give its definitions. Here's a page about it in Japanese:...
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    Taurus - Good idea! I'll chime in too. I...

    Taurus - Good idea! I'll chime in too.

    I teach senior high too. I try to use the same English phrases every class as much as possible (in the first class I gave students a list of the common...
  14. I was upgraded 2 years ago in July. It was a...

    I was upgraded 2 years ago in July. It was a couple weeks before Group B left, so I went to the departure orientation. But I shipped out with Group C. It was because 2 Irish guys decided not to go...
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    Saw one last weekend. Cute little things. There...

    Saw one last weekend. Cute little things. There aren't nearly as many squirrels as in the States, though.

    The picture of the Michigan squirrel is a "fox squirrel." They're huge. We have a few...
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    Michigan. First off, the squirrels are...

    Michigan.

    First off, the squirrels are radically different. Here is the most common squirrel in Michigan: http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/diversty/soc/wgraysquirrels/graphics/fox_squirrel.jpg and here's...
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    Though I don't feel like I live in ancient Japan,...

    Though I don't feel like I live in ancient Japan, I never feel like I'm in America. The buildings do look a little different from American ones, just not in the old Japanese style. For example, the...
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    Ebetsu is where all the teachers at my school go...

    Ebetsu is where all the teachers at my school go when they want to see a movie. I've been out there to visit friends, but haven't really explored. Nice from what I can tell.



    Living near...
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    Hi, and welcome. I'm in Hokkaido too. I don't...

    Hi, and welcome. I'm in Hokkaido too.

    I don't have a car. I have a bike for summer, walk in winter, and use the buses/trains. A car would be convenient, and almost all the Japanese people I...
  20. I have the DS dictionary, but it was slow to...

    I have the DS dictionary, but it was slow to start and the battery life was poor. Plus, I like to play other games on the DS, so switching out the cartridge all the time just to look up 1 word was...
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    My post count isn't high, so I'm sure no ones...

    My post count isn't high, so I'm sure no ones cares about my opinion, but here it is anyway.

    Lately the applying forum has been very mean-spirited. The regulars like it because they are bored,...
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    Re: Japanese Karaoke song suggestions...

    I like Butterfly by Kimura Kaela, and Tegami ~haikei juugo no kimi e~ by Angela Aki, but that's just me. Also, if you want easy ones, kid's songs have furigana over everything, so Miyazaki songs are...
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    No, it's a community choir. We sing stuff like...

    No, it's a community choir. We sing stuff like choral pieces, enka, theme songs, kids' songs, and a few pop songs. It's mixed voice, with of course a lot of members being retirees (there's only one...
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    This is an on-topic post (sorry to break up the...

    This is an on-topic post (sorry to break up the long string of nonsense...).

    In my city (pop. 90,000) there are Japanese classes for English speakers once a week. There's also an international...
  25. Sticky: Costco doesn't have grape jelly. Neither do the...

    Costco doesn't have grape jelly. Neither do the import stores in Sapporo. They have every other kind of imported jelly, but not grape. I have found Japanese grape jelly produced in Furano in a...
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