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    Re: Hi Friends on android/ipad possible?

    Even naming them "Air" doesn't help.:lol:
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    Re: Hi Friends on android/ipad possible?

    Thanks Ini. Largely the answer I expected. Only the teacher would have the tablet in our classes. We don't have interactive whiteboards in our elementary schools, unfortunately.

    After a bit of...
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    Hi Friends on android/ipad possible?

    Recently, the English department is starting to discuss use of tablets in class in combination with ezcasts or similar and probably mobile wifi (not allowing wifi in school). One of my teachers...
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    Re: Japanese to know upon arrival

    When I first arrived I knew numbers, basic greetings, basic shopping vocabulary and very little else. Learning from books is all very well, but there is nothing like the immersive experience to...
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    Cheers Azuki!

    Cheers Azuki!
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    Knew i should have downloaded everything! That's...

    Knew i should have downloaded everything! That's a great site - hope it's up soon. Helps me out in a big way.
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    I just applied for an extension of my visa and at...

    I just applied for an extension of my visa and at the same time applied for PR. Hopefully they will take the PR route and keep me waiting for 6 months so I can get this rather than faffing around...
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    Maybe I should quote you for posterity:^_^:. ...

    Maybe I should quote you for posterity:^_^:. Thanks but just trying to help. Be aware that there is a charge of 200 yen or so every time you deposit/withdraw from the 7-11. Also, be aware when...
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    Yes, it's online only. You will have to fill out...

    Yes, it's online only. You will have to fill out their application form online - if you need help, get your supervisor or a JTE to help or similar. The place where I make payments into the card are...
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    Re: prepaid visa/mc credit card?

    Rakuten bank (formerly e-bank) have a visa debit card that you can charge up for a small fee at 7-11 ATMs. Hope that helps. Keeps your spending under control that way too!
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    They sound awful - be glad you don't have to work...

    They sound awful - be glad you don't have to work for them. Best way to get a job here is turn up with enough funds and a place to stay, and a big list of schools. Good luck. Even though some...
  12. Thread: geet big map

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    Hi Tyr I didn't bring one with me but you can...

    Hi Tyr

    I didn't bring one with me but you can find really quite good ones on Amazon Japan, and I think mine cost me around 600 yen. It got sent in a cardboard tube and didn't take long at all....
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    Rice cooker - rice from the supermarket, can wash...

    Rice cooker - rice from the supermarket, can wash it through if you want, then put in rice cooker bowl with water covering over top of rice (not too much rice now!). Close and just press the big red...
  14. Thread: Medication List

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    Re: Medication List

    VaporRub available in Japan anyway, albeit in the small size tub.
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    Re: UK Kids tv programmes to show at JHS?

    Some good ideas. Thanks very much for your help. Went for A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit as there is little dialogue but lots of visual gags. Mr Benn is the next one I am hoping to show. ...
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    UK Kids tv programmes to show at JHS?

    I have an elective class on Thursday for the first time and the teacher wants me to bring some British kids tv from the 80s or 90s to show the kids lasting around 30 mins. No activity as such but...
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    Best post ever.

    Best post ever.
  18. Thread: Tokyo Vice

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    Re: Tokyo Vice

    It's at Amazon - for around 1700 yen last time I checked. Hardback cover.
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    slow day?

    slow day?
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    well, it won't be moving anytime soon,the...

    well, it won't be moving anytime soon,the stationery store!
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    Re: A visit to the doctor -- small rant

    Jeeeeeeez - had one of these things today - I have fluid on the elbow - I had it before in the UK and it's easily cured by antibiotics. My wife said to go to the big hospital because you'll only get...
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    Re: Cooking in Japan

    Shepherds Pie - cooks okay but hard to get that golden crust look on the top using those combo ovens.

    Does anyone know where to get a western oven by the way?
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    Well, as he was doing new words I accidentally...

    Well, as he was doing new words I accidentally went across the cards line of sight for a brief second, and he made a hue drama out of it saying there was a "huge wall" in the way (actually impressed...
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    I had one of those mocking teachers this morning...

    I had one of those mocking teachers this morning - could have thumped him but believe me he's not worth it.......as for the sarcasm, it'd just go over the kids heads and his, so I just settled for a...
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    Re: JR to make workers take 'Smile Scan' test

    Lol - its about time they did something - oh, hang on, this isn't really work either!
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