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    The weather where I am has been pretty good actually. It's definitely chilly at night though.
    Same here. Nights are still pretty chilly, but it got pretty warm this weekend. Plus my apartment got solar panels installed which (according to the paperwork) reduce everybody's electricity bill 8-9%. Still wish they had solar water heaters, but that'd be pretty hard to do on an apartment complex.

    Socializing at TO is pretty useless. You'll never see 95% of those people again. And the 5% or so that are in the same prefecture you'll see too much of. I went to a konbini on the first night and went to a pretty nice hole-in-the-wall ramen place the second. I didn't have jet lag - I was the one going to bed a 11-12pm like normal... and waking up at 4am like some sort of lunatic.

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    Yeah, I think that's very true. At orientation I went out drinking my first two nights with some pretty chill people, but most people hit the sack shortly after dinner. Also, about half the Jets in my prefecture don't interact with any of the rest of us at all. Maybe they have great Japanese and just make friends locally (which is definitely true in some cases), but I think it's more a case of them being shut-ins.
    Hey, I did that on the second night out too. It's a pretty normal thing to do. Otherwise not interacting in your area... how far do they have to go to interact? Like, is it worth it to drive somewhere to shoot the shit or should they just stay where they are?

    That's the big reason noone on the east side of the mountains EVER sees me, It's not worth the travel time or money to go see these people because they're frankly not interesting enough. And even if they were, I still wouldn't drive 3 hours or spend 4500yen to go see them. I can see people in town.

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    At Tokyo orientation? I was too jetlagged to do anything then tbh.
    This was my first night. fucking nackered.
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    Not hanging out with other JETs is socially awkward? I thought the socially awkward ones were the JETs who couldn't pick up on my obvious signals that I wanted nothing to do with them. Journey, are you sure you're not the socially awkward JET?

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    In bed with jetlag at TO? jesus christ you people are boring.
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    No TO for me, but I was definitely intoxicated upon arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstaa View Post
    Same here. Nights are still pretty chilly, but it got pretty warm this weekend. Plus my apartment got solar panels installed which (according to the paperwork) reduce everybody's electricity bill 8-9%. Still wish they had solar water heaters, but that'd be pretty hard to do on an apartment complex.

    Socializing at TO is pretty useless. You'll never see 95% of those people again. And the 5% or so that are in the same prefecture you'll see too much of. I went to a konbini on the first night and went to a pretty nice hole-in-the-wall ramen place the second. I didn't have jet lag - I was the one going to bed a 11-12pm like normal... and waking up at 4am like some sort of lunatic.
    True. I never have seen any of those people again nor do I really care to TBH. Quite frankly, the only reason I wanted to socialize is that I didn't want to sit on my ass in the hotel when I was in Shinjuku and I preferred going out with people. We were all, as Fight Club would put it, single serving friends.

    I got up pretty early too because I didn't want to drink the shitty hotel coffee in the morning. I went out to Starbucks the first morning and the Excelsior Cafe across the street the next morning. I didn't much care for either the breakfast or the lunch, so I wanted to at least have a half-decent coffee.

    Weatherwise it's been warmish, but really rainy here. Booo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotech View Post
    Hey, I did that on the second night out too. It's a pretty normal thing to do. Otherwise not interacting in your area... how far do they have to go to interact? Like, is it worth it to drive somewhere to shoot the shit or should they just stay where they are?

    That's the big reason noone on the east side of the mountains EVER sees me, It's not worth the travel time or money to go see these people because they're frankly not interesting enough. And even if they were, I still wouldn't drive 3 hours or spend 4500yen to go see them. I can see people in town.

    This was my first night. fucking nackered.
    Yeah, that's fair. I do much, much less socializing this year because I just don't care that much. Last weekend some pretty nice and decent people put on a big event that seemed like a lot of fun. They made sure that people had a place to stay and all that, but it was still three hours and 3,000 en away. No fucking way.

    Though, many people don't show up to any events. They don't even join up for coffees or drinks after the stupid meetings. They don't even socialize through Facebook or attend events that are in their city. Now, not wanting to spend time with me is hardly a sign of social awkwardness. Hell, it's a sign of sanity. It does seem a bit odd that they don't socialize with anyone in any way though.
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    Nah, most JETs are uptight and socially awkward.

    Don't worry, I'm sure you'll make lots of friends.
    Oh wonderful a nerd convention.

    Also what do the hotel serve for breakfast?
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    There are a lot of nerds, but also a lot of somewhat normal people. I use the term "normal" advisedly because this is from my perspective and I myself and pretty strange as I mentioned above.
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    Yay normal people.

    I swear if I got on a plane and had to sit next to a nerd with no social life for 11 hours I would shoot myself.

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    its a mediocre business hotel masquerading as a luxury hotel. Couple that with the cheap deal they give on the block booking and you end up with a crappy "continental" buffet.
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    I swear if I got on a plane and had to sit next to a nerd with no social life for 11 hours I would shoot myself.
    Let's hope the person you end up next to doesn't have the same tenuous grasp on their mortality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    Let's hope the person you end up next to doesn't have the same tenuous grasp on their mortality.
    Best reply ever.

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    Yes, I think we all agree that we all hope that no one kills themselves.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    Yes, I think we all agree that we all hope that no one kills themselves.
    You don't speak for us.

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    You don't speak for us.


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    I think socialising with people you'll never meet again is fucking great. There's an immediacy and naturalness to it, because nothing you say or do will matter apart from that moment. If you make an ass of yourself, so what? Doesn't matter. There's no past or future context that influences the conversation your having. Some of the most fun I've had has been talking to random people in bars and hostels while abroad. In my eyes, your (most likely) in a new and exciting city with people that quite possibly have very similar interests and ambitions to yourself, and you only have three days. Why wouldn't you make the most of that?

    I mean, I understand the jet lag must be horrendous, but if I make it this year, there's no way I'm going to bed early at orientation. Obviously I can go back and visit, but that's three whole days in Tokyo, a brand new city in a brand new country, accommodation free. Have a red bull if you need to, and then go explore. Sleep can wait.

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    I think socialising with people you'll never meet again is fucking great. There's an immediacy and naturalness to it, because nothing you say or do will matter apart from that moment. If you make an ass of yourself, so what? Doesn't matter. There's no past or future context that influences the conversation your having. Some of the most fun I've had has been talking to random people in bars and hostels while abroad. In my eyes, your (most likely) in a new and exciting city with people that quite possibly have very similar interests and ambitions to yourself, and you only have three days. Why wouldn't you make the most of that?

    I mean, I understand the jet lag must be horrendous, but if I make it this year, there's no way I'm going to bed early at orientation. Obviously I can go back and visit, but that's three whole days in Tokyo, a brand new city in a brand new country, accommodation free. Have a red bull if you need to, and then go explore. Sleep can wait.
    Hell yeah. I probably wouldn't get shitfaced, but I would so take advantage of orientation. Partying abroad with free accomodation (even if it is the equivelant of a LaQuinta)? Damn. Idk maybe I just have low standards, but that sounds like a golden opportunity, especially if you're being carted away to inakaland immediately after... might as well have some fun in the big city.

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