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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo87 View Post
    Sorry uthinkimlost, but Ini, you da real MVP.

    In your face uthinkimlost! Now I'm the one with the signature line of trainers! go back to the farm leagues!
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    In your face uthinkimlost! Now I'm the one with the signature line of trainers! go back to the farm leagues!
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    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo87;
    U da real mvp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    there is always something you could be doing at school. reading books, going for a jog, going to play the guitar, hiding in the library etc is insulting to the other members of staff. Go do your job.
    Seriously. Go grab a rag and clean something. Surely your school has a big storage room full of teaching materials that probably needs dusting and organizing.

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    "In the absence of orders, find something and kill it."
    I've been here, I've been there, I've been every f...where

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    Well, as much as I'm enjoying this flogging, I'd appreciate it if anyone actually wanted to answer the question. If not, do me a favor and let the thread die.

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    Aren't they answering your question?

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    They're not answering the question in a manner that could be published on JetCoaster. C'mon, guys; be more genki! Give moar positive suggestions!
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    It's festivals days like these on which I really try really hard to make up for not partying in college.
    yeah, because who needs free flowing drugs and alcohol fueling adventorous sex with taut, lithe young bodies when you could wander around a dying town in the freezing cold with a can of asahi super dry in your hand while some toothless old farmer shouts at you.

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    Ganbatte ZA! Study Japanese ne! Your time on JET will be over before you know it. Ocha sakura manga anime kyoto shibuya maid cafe geisha kudasai!

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    Default Re: What do you guys do to get through boredom/isolation at work?

    Oh, right. Better suggestions:

    -groom your soup strainer
    -write blog entries on someone else's website
    -trawl JET sites looking for content to lift for your own
    -look for bitching cars to rent
    -break into a sweat looking at job search sites
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo87;
    U da real mvp.

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    Love it.

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    And the beautiful tradition continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    I've observed 4 lessons,
    You are allowed to observe lessons? That is plenty of entertainment.

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    Maybe this will help.

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    Have a good day at today's graduation ceremony guys^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    Love it.

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    And the beautiful tradition continues.
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    Gross. I hate people and their sexy times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haitch40 View Post
    You are allowed to observe lessons? That is plenty of entertainment.
    Find the cooking classes smash your way in for free food. Or ask to shadow a gym class when they're doing a sport you're (unknown to the students) good at and then utterly smash any challengers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstaa View Post
    a sport you're (unknown to the students) good at and then utterly smash any challengers.
    This first requires that I be good at a sports. Last time I checked... Yep I'm on the JET programme.
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    Frigga please.
    RIP Virgil of 2015

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    Gross. I hate people and their sexy times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil View Post
    This first requires that I be good at a sports. Last time I checked... Yep I'm on the JET programme.
    I'm half tempted to crash the chorus because I'm at least AS decent if not SLIGHTLY MORE decent than crying middle schoolers. Seriously, the songs they sang were quiet as hell because everyone was just sobbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ananasboat View Post
    I'm half tempted to crash the chorus because I'm at least AS decent if not SLIGHTLY MORE decent than crying middle schoolers. Seriously, the songs they sang were quiet as hell because everyone was just sobbing.
    Now chorus I could do. Unfortunately my school does not have one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shincantsen View Post
    Frigga please.
    RIP Virgil of 2015

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    Gross. I hate people and their sexy times.

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    Are you at a base school with others that you visit? If you get to a point you really can't take it anymore think about making up a fake class or meeting somewhere else and just go home.

    This all depends on how close people are paying attention to your schedule. Most of the time the answer to this is going to be that no one gives a crap about the ALT's schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    Love it.

    New user: question
    ITIL: honest answer
    New user: don't be an asshole
    ITIL: is an asshole

    And the beautiful tradition continues.
    I thought maybe I wasn't the only person with mind-numbing boredom, so the 'you' in "What do you guys..." was an attempt at making conversation. I get that people sometimes ask for advice indirectly that way, but oh wells.

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