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    The worst parts about driving in Japan are kei trucks and ancient people riding bicycles/walking in the middle of the road.

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    True story. American driving the car this weekend was in the wrong lane. We were going against traffic (no cars yet) and tried to tell him multiple times (myself and other friend) he was in the right lane and needed to pull into the left lane. Brushed us off several times with 'I know, I know'. Didn't register to him until a kei truck almost smashed into us. Turns out he thought it was a two-lane one way road (common in the area). Has been driving for 10 years, 2 of those in Japan.

    My my position on JET required a car. Lived in BFI but local grocery store was 40min by car/train. Took a taxi to my schools. Cost my BOE a pretty penny. I don't drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lianwen View Post
    I don't drive.
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    No hottorinking, brah.

    Lianwen is terrible, too. Wonder why she wasn't liked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uthinkimlost? View Post
    No hottorinking, brah.

    Lianwen is terrible, too. Wonder why she wasn't liked?
    there we go

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    Quote Originally Posted by uthinkimlost? View Post
    No hottorinking, brah.

    Lianwen is terrible, too. Wonder why she wasn't liked?
    To be fair, it wasn't just me who could drive. The other ALTs couldn't either.
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    Took a BOE sponsored taxi to school? Wow, awesome. How'd you think the taxpayers would react if those expense records were released?
    I came here to laugh at you.

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    Lianwen is a walking, irrefutable argument for the total abolition of the JET programme and reinstatement of the isolationist policies of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasabi View Post
    Took a BOE sponsored taxi to school? Wow, awesome. How'd you think the taxpayers would react if those expense records were released?
    Id love to see reactions, because the other ALTs and I even offered to take the buses instead of which there was usually one running in the direction of the schools we were going to). I spent about 4K a day on taxis usually, just to go to my visit schools and get told I didn't have any classes that day etc. And buses were about 100yen each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    Lianwen is a walking, irrefutable argument for the total abolition of the JET programme and reinstatement of the isolationist policies of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
    Considering the state of the US election thus far, Sakoku Rei might become a viable choice yet again.
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    That's the best thing about having books on your phone etc. You can read without having to be self-conscious of what you're reading
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    Lianwen is a walking, irrefutable argument for the total abolition of the JET programme and reinstatement of the isolationist policies of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
    fun times. just hope they don't send those icky Christians to my town to get their heads chopped off.
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    fun times. just hope they don't send those icky Christians to my town to get their heads chopped off.
    Got cornered by some fucking mormons last week in Chatan (American village). Hailed a cab just to get out.
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    Got cornered by some fucking mormons last week in Chatan (American village). Hailed a cab just to get out.
    oh the humanity. I can understand the military bases, but MORMONS...?

    Actually, I've had a mormon friend for a while who's cool. He's pretty secretive about his religion. I don't really have any problems with Christians, either; this board just makes it easy to act edgy.
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    I don't really have any problems with Christians, either; this board just makes it easy to act edgy.
    I went to Catholic school for 14 years, and I've got a real bone to pick with every Abrahamic religion.
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    I've seen that Catholics usually end up either not taking their religion so seriously (hence more like modern Jews), or leaving it. Of course then there's the third kind, who touch little kids.
    Pope Francis is kinda cool.
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    It really depends on the person more than the religion. Some of them are obnoxiously pushy and are in your face about it, like a Roppongi tout, while others are cool to talk to, but just let you know in a casual way they have it if you need it, like a Portland drug dealer.

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    I can see that. After a few years of living here, I'm almost sure Portland is where most of the world's laid-backness comes from.
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    The problem with religious friends is that even if they come across normal you've always got that little voice in the back of your head reminding you that they're at least a little bit stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fryfry View Post
    I've seen that Catholics usually end up either not taking their religion so seriously (hence more like modern Jews), or leaving it. Of course then there's the third kind, who touch little kids.
    Pope Francis is kinda cool.
    You forgot option 4: Become the anti-Christ and laugh at all the thousands you swindled out of your extended family because of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation ceremonies.
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    We're in a country where salarymen read doraemon on the train, I wouldn't worry either way.

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