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    Yeah but come on, our fear of the adult world and minor issues with self-loathing wouldn't be a drop in the ocean for this guy.

    PS - OP, please stick around and provide more reading material like that. Quite possibly the greatest car-crash JET blog ever.
    Last edited by mrcharisma; June 1st, 2017 at 07:49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamu View Post
    I ended up in Aomori! The closest city is 40 minutes by car but I'm happy with my placement. I couldn't find any blogs but at least my predecessor has been really nice.

    I'm reading through that blog you found now...oh dear haha
    I like Aomori... Not sure if I'd want to live there. But it's nice to visit.

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    Glad y'all got a kick out of it. I'm not too concerned either, I'll just have to paper-bag the vodka while drinking outside I guess.

    Oh man there's a follow-up blog too?! I know what I'm reading tonight. Maybe that's what I'll do until I leave, try to find the most disastrous JET blogs and compile them into a book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    I guess if the past 3 ALTs all did something unspeakable and before that you had a plague of Russian viking LARPers you might just not care anymore.
    Honestly with the bar set so high I'm not even sure what to do? Do I just torch the whole damn eastern seaboard of Hokkaido on my way out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madjawa View Post
    Honestly with the bar set so high I'm not even sure what to do? Do I just torch the whole damn eastern seaboard of Hokkaido on my way out?
    Honestly while I'm sure this guy was a loony, unless he's totally making things up this might well be a dud placement. There are a fair few stories of Hokkaido BoEs being shady as well.

    I guess keep an open mind and do your best but if they turn out to be tits then don't feel bad about taking a new job in a place you actually want to live in. There's nothing wrong with using JET "just to get a visa". I don't understand how employers that treat you as a disposable tool are surprised when you turn around and treat them the same way.

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    Honestly his relating of a ps3 samurai game to his own life got me real good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beetle View Post
    Honestly his relating of a ps3 samurai game to his own life got me real good.
    "the story that I really liked the most was surprisingly Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s...Of course, Hideyoshi also did a lot of stupid things as well..."
    He came so close to self-awareness. SO CLOSE.

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