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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal-Le
    My suggestion to you are lists. Buy a new pad of paper to just dedicate to the JET Program and write down anything that is important. Make your own checklist. Buy one of those multi-file folders and try to keep organized. Make lists. It not only helps you remember but by staying somewhat organized you'll be able to find things much faster, especially if everything is all in one place. Trust me. This is secret secretary knowledge that's not quite so secret.
    What the fuck are you going to write on your list?

    1) send in forms
    2) pack bag
    3) go to airport

    Don't think you are going to need a multifile folder and a pad of paper for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by SethArmstrong
    What the fuck are you going to write on your list?

    1) send in forms
    2) pack bag
    3) go to airport
    A little more to it for those of us who had lives before JET.
    E.G. for me the major things were:
    *find home for dog
    *find housesitter for house
    *pay final bills and have bills changed into housesitter's name
    *sell car
    *cancel car insurance
    *apply for a combination of long-service and leave-without-pay
    *get probed by oncologist (a true love/hate relationship)
    *box up stuff and put in garage for storage
    *organise paperwork for husband's visa
    *organise to have council rates direct-debited (therefore, organise online banking)
    *organise for Mum to have power of attorney while I'm overseas
    *inform electoral office I will be overseas so I don't get fines
    *update my will and living will, with Mum listed as power of attorney
    *write to companies and travel bureaus asking for free shit to use as prizes etc. (worked a treat - i was inundated)
    *make a list of what i want to take to japan
    *halve said list
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    I'm not really worried, at least not about forms and such. I am a bit worried about potential bugs in my future home, thanks to the bug thread.

    Mostly I'm just anxious to find out my placement and start all the fun of preparing to go over. I'd pack my bags today if it were practical

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicket
    Quote Originally Posted by SethArmstrong
    What the fuck are you going to write on your list?

    1) send in forms
    2) pack bag
    3) go to airport
    A little more to it for those of us who had lives before JET.
    I said pack bags didnt I?

    I just wrapped my tooth brush, passport and creditcard up in a pair of clean pants and I was ready to go

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    [quote=SethArmstrong]
    Quote Originally Posted by "wicket[/quote

    I said pack bags didnt I?

    I just wrapped my tooth brush, passport and creditcard up in a pair of clean pants and I was ready to go
    I'm calling bullshit.












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    Yeah, You have NOTHING to worry about, you are only gonna be shipped off to the other side of the world to a country you have probably never visited before with a language you do not speak to live and work with a bunch of drones in the middle of a rice field.
    The locals possess a peculiar aversion to the bayonet.

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    Exactly. You can do whatever the fuck you like, because nobody will know any better anyways.

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    Aww look at all the smiley faces and exclamation marks

    Just you wait till the arse end of your first Winter here mwah

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    Dear Lord. Will the maddness ever cease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajoyce1985
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepy
    Aww look at all the smiley faces and exclamation marks

    Just you wait till the arse end of your first Winter here mwah
    I'm sure it's comparable to winter in New England.
    I've lived in New England. My schools back there were heated and didn't throw the windows wide open in the middle of January and February. Makes a big difference when comparing locales.

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    Sure it's exciting, but it's just another place. You'll get used to it. That or you'll perish or go mad.

    Seriously, just enjoy your last college days. I know I'm going to miss this stuff a lot.

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    Well, I messed up my form! SO I am worrying a little. But I did get everything in on time. Just wrote the wrong passport number and expiration date....(got mixed up with my old passport)BUT I attached a photocopy of the new passport so...well, should be o.k right??

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    Wicket, your list looks a lot like mine.

    I'm not exactly worried, though... for those of us who are total broke-asses and don't have mommy and daddy to help, I suppose "concern" is the appropriate word.

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    Look closer. My statement did not say that only people who have help are able to overcome worrying, or that the only way not to worry is to have your parents take care of things. It said that those of us without help aren't necessarily worried either, some of us just have a lot to attend to. And having things that require attention is different than worry.

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