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    no. i've been tested professionally. high IQs run...

    no. i've been tested professionally. high IQs run in my family. i'm a lesser genius. it's not that uncommon. plenty of college professors, physicists, scientists, lawyers and doctors are probably in...
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    i didn't mention my IQ either, might as well do...

    i didn't mention my IQ either, might as well do it now; it's 153. didn't get me an interview though.

    this is a good thing since some commitments i recently made here had me trying to figure out...
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    erm, i don't work for any of the eikaiwa but this...

    erm, i don't work for any of the eikaiwa but this seems way too general. i've been through the sites for most of them and very few of them expect you to actually teach 35 classes a week or offer no...
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    kake buton, really that warm?

    a friend here in the states is trying to decide whether he should buy a kake buton along with the shiki futon he's definitely buying. having no experience with kake buton i can't tell him if it's...
  5. i was kind of forced into liking it. my best...

    i was kind of forced into liking it. my best friend was japanese when i was younger and made me sit through anime and dramas while she gave me minute-to-minute translations of what was going on....
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    eh, i'm in nyc too so the subway from somewhere....

    eh, i'm in nyc too so the subway from somewhere. not sure exactly, since i'm moving at the end of the month to erm...another apartment, i hope, and not into an increasingly attractive cardboard box...
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    i'm a minority (hispanic.) not particularly...

    i'm a minority (hispanic.) not particularly worried about race and the JET program, though this may have something to do with being from nyc where race is a strange and varied thing. if anything...
  8. yeah, maybe this is our chance to experience...

    yeah, maybe this is our chance to experience approval or rejection the good old japanese way...via the most impersonal route possible.

    granted, it makes sense since the interview is just a step...
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    i was just notified by email that my application...

    i was just notified by email that my application was received but that there was some kind of error when my confirmation card was sent out, as it was returned back to JET central in D.C.

    not sure...
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    so now that i've applied for JET and am in the...

    so now that i've applied for JET and am in the grueling waiting phase i decided to reread this thread to see what alternatives people came up with.

    having been through the websites for Heart,...
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    while there's more competition for the 2009 JET...

    while there's more competition for the 2009 JET slots, my prospects at home haven't changed much. my BA is nice and generic, suitable for all kinds of boring jobs and the government is happy to...
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    assuming i even managed to get in, i'd probably...

    assuming i even managed to get in, i'd probably want to do the holidays i'm familiar with. since my family is pretty mixed, for winter holidays that'd be: christmas, yule, channukah, kwanzaa.

    i'd...
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    ehm, get an m.l.i.s. or some other random masters...

    ehm, get an m.l.i.s. or some other random masters in the meantime then apply again for the jet program once i'm done with that. possibly an alternative program.

    maybe even epik if i can ever nail...
  14. i haven't received my confirmation yet. :|...

    i haven't received my confirmation yet. :|
    granted my application did arrive nov. 24th, maybe they're still going through them...
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    i was very specific though it doesn't really...

    i was very specific though it doesn't really matter much to me where i end up. i just tried to come up with places where it seemed i could be comfortable and that seemed well...nice.

    nara,nara...
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    currently finishing up a BA in History...

    currently finishing up a BA in History (concentration in Asian Studies) at a school with roughly 30 History majors. :'( Minor is Art History, so I could get away with studying more history.
  17. selling two "learn japanese" nintendo ds games

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    my sisters and i are all related and we don't...

    my sisters and i are all related and we don't look a damn thing alike. i mean this is to the extent where people don't even think we're the same race; it's a special joy of being hispanic.

    one...
  19. so i'm trying to decide if having 5 students...

    so i'm trying to decide if having 5 students would be so bad, after all u could have hundreds at 5 schools. maybe it wouldn't be so bad to not have a conbini. i think i spent to much time watching...
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    well, you could try the YMCAs here. they're...

    well, you could try the YMCAs here. they're fairly cheap depending on where they are and what kind of room you want ($30-$100/night)

    or you could hit up newyork.craigslist.org to see if there are...
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    i think that the big concern they might have with...

    i think that the big concern they might have with people who are applying for jet and have a masters/a decade's experience or something is that they'll jump ship when they get sent to inaka to be...
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    Poll: i imagine that in plenty of cases it might just...

    i imagine that in plenty of cases it might just be a matter of what's easier for the japanese teachers and kids. i mean moskovitz is tougher than harry.

    maybe if you have an easier last name than...
  23. sigh, i'm a little worried about the whole...

    sigh, i'm a little worried about the whole requesting an age group on the application bit. (not that i think it will necessarily be applied for much.) my issue is that while the thought of teaching...
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    assuming i make it to japan, this would probably...

    assuming i make it to japan, this would probably be the hardest topic for me to deal with. (i think i'll get over people thinking that i'm mexican and must be christian.) as a child i had a love of...
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    still no word on if she's alive or been found?...

    still no word on if she's alive or been found? hopefully, she'll get caught and shipped back.

    also, a word on introverts:
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