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    Thanks a lot for your replies guys, 2 out of 2...

    Thanks a lot for your replies guys, 2 out of 2 with the same advice as what I was thinking so will do that. cheers :)

    Sorry for the late reply, been away.
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    Interac or Working Holiday Visa and find job?

    Hey all,

    I did Jet for a year in Kochi, then went to teach in Taiwan for a year and now back in Australia. I've decided what I want to do longer term but to do so I need to do an online grad dip...
  3. Thread: Like Heisig?

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    very true, you don't see many people bitching...

    very true, you don't see many people bitching about the 50% or more words that are foreign in Japanese language with Chinese origin. Why? because they are all hidden in Kanji.

    Although sometimes...
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    it really depends on the people.. politics are...

    it really depends on the people.. politics are always sensitive in any country and something you don't bring up unless you are ready for the follow on that may come. I got asked on my first day in...
  5. Thread: Basic Checkup?

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    well... i have not had my medical yet and have...

    well... i have not had my medical yet and have not been told about one. with 5 weeks to go of school and im taking the last week off when i would be sitting on my arse in the BOE i guess im not...
  6. Thread: Kochi-ken JETs!

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    nyodogawa is only 25 mins from sakawa? wow i...

    nyodogawa is only 25 mins from sakawa? wow i thought it was further than that.

    also sharky the other jet up there in yusuhara land is really friendly and does a lot in the community up there so...
  7. Thread: Kochi-ken JETs!

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    yep im sure all us current kochi people know that...

    yep im sure all us current kochi people know that person :) but i don't have contact details
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    she may just kill me for doing this but check...

    she may just kill me for doing this but check your pms in a moment.
  9. Thread: Kochi-ken JETs!

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    that would be Tayuri: ...

    that would be Tayuri:
    http://www.ithinkimlost.com/member.php?u=3863

    now go and make good friends, OR ELSE!
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    hey wicket, im only at the early stages of...

    hey wicket, im only at the early stages of course, probably closing in on 4kyu level equivalent of japanese with my chinese.. but i don't find the chinese coming into my use of japanese at all. i'm...
  11. Thread: Kochi-ken JETs!

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    well my town is famous in kochi for skipjack...

    well my town is famous in kochi for skipjack tuna, now i never knew the english name until now. in japanese it is called 鰹 (かつお - katsuo) and people here often eat it as sashimi or tataki, which as...
  12. Thread: Kochi-ken JETs!

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    typhoons are typhoons, you won't die, just close...

    typhoons are typhoons, you won't die, just close up everything and go outside in the eye of the storm if it comes over your apartment.

    i personally enjoy a bit of wild weather. shame there have...
  13. Thread: Kochi-ken JETs!

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    i guess it is read a little different to how it...

    i guess it is read a little different to how it was written in my mind.. for those kochi people who didn't know who i am because they couldn't figure out my katakana'd name :p
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    yeah the recruiting agencies are flooded with...

    yeah the recruiting agencies are flooded with underqualified people and not only want people with qualifications beyond a random bachelors degree. but the recruiting agencies are not to be trusted...
  15. Thread: Kochi-ken JETs!

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    sorry to hear about your foot, you won't need to...

    sorry to hear about your foot, you won't need to drive in nankoku anyway but make good friends with someone who has a car so you can leech rides off them when things happen out either side of the...
  16. Thread: Kochi-ken JETs!

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    Re: Kochi-ken JETs!

    i hope you are a girl texastoki, because nankoku is ruled by the girls, haha. nankoku is pretty much like kochi-shi, they are essentially the same place so you have a good placement for a social...
  17. Thread: Kochi-ken JETs!

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    Re: Kochi-ken JETs!

    im a departing kochi jet, my successor is on these boards and may find their way to this thread.

    anyway, kochi is apparently one of the wettest prefectures, so i hope you like rain. it is raining...
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    Re: Leaving? Stress here!

    well im heading off to be with my girl in Taiwan. I have no job lined up, no where to live and the english teaching job market there is absolutely flooded with americans abandoning their sinking...
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    sounds wonderful, hope you take my placement and...

    sounds wonderful, hope you take my placement and enjoy going from sea level to at least 400m above sea level in the mountain some 20km away. OH YEAH lets do that on a snowy morning, during wet...
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    i stressed about not having too much weight and...

    i stressed about not having too much weight and guess what happened at melbourne airport? they jsut put all the bags through together in one big group and didn't even seem to be worried about it. ...
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    don't worry about not sleeping.. i operated on 4...

    don't worry about not sleeping.. i operated on 4 or so hours a sleep the nights in tokyo and no sleep on the plane. still arrived at my CO looking bright and ready to go... if only i could have been...
  22. I never used heisig for Japanese but I am using...

    I never used heisig for Japanese but I am using it for traditional chinese (moving to taiwan in july) and I'm actually finding it really useful. characters are becoming easier to recognise and...
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    Poll: What about: lacking ambition and just wanted...

    What about:
    lacking ambition and just wanted somewhere to chill by the beach, surf and skate.


    that fits me, but i realised Kochi, while it has surf, can't compare to Taiwan! Taiwan here i come!
  24. Poll: im just going to say my JTEs that im aware of any...

    im just going to say my JTEs that im aware of any details of their social life fit BG's theory. I asked one JTE directly about this theory today and she said she believes it is true going by the...
  25. help! New Crown: A bike made in china (grammar point activity?)

    Hey everyone.. I've been asked to think of an activity/worksheet ideas for the grammar point 'made in' as well as 'created by' and 'taken by' (not sure why that last one is related but im sure...
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