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Posted: Oct 26, 2005 7:24 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 01 May 2005 Posts: 955
1 day after my birthday!! lol.. =\ oh ya.. narita is far away from the places.. dun get trick by the taxi driver..
Posted: Oct 26, 2005 7:56 am Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 05 Oct 2005 Posts: 37 Location: Belgium
Lucky you Smile
Have a graet time in Japan, and teach a lot Boogie
Posted: Oct 26, 2005 10:15 am Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 23 Oct 2005 Posts: 11 Location: Malaysia
yeah~!! pictures~^^ arent u happy? can see tat girl again~ so nice..
Posted: Nov 09, 2005 3:53 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 20 Jul 2005 Posts: 271 Location: Vancouver, Canada
Moving day is coming up very quickly.

Yesterday I moved all my stuff to storage, and moved out of my apartment. I'm staying with friends until I leave this Saturday (Nov 12). I still have a busy week ahead of me, but most of the big stuff is done now. Things have been pretty crazy lately, so I'm glad it's starting to wind down now.

Saturday afternoon I fly out at 1Meow0 pm, and then land in Narita at 5 pm the next day (17 hour time difference, and the flight is about 10.5 hours long). After I land, I have to take a train into Tokyo, then another train (shinkansen) to Yamagata, which will take another 3 hours (and only comes once per hour). By the time I get to Yamagata, it will be about 11 pm, and I'm gonna be really tired.

I get one day off, and then start teaching on Tuesday. That'll be interesting!

More stories to come.
Posted: Nov 09, 2005 8:57 am Reply with quote
Joined: 30 Jul 2005 Posts: 420 Location: MI, USA
So, Stormchild, you're leaving soon! I just read your last post, and it looks like you're going to have an interesting journey ahead of you, no?

Well, best of luck in Japan with your new teaching job and I hope you have a great time. Be careful not to get lonely now and don't forget about us, ok? (Haha, I sound like someone's mom!) I hope you learn a lot and teach a lot at the same time. Tongue

One more thing, take good care of yourself! Foreign countries can be scary when you don't really know anyone. (Oh yeah, and don't go broke buying new CDs there, I know I would! Muahaha!)

Good luck! Wink
Posted: Nov 10, 2005 2:40 pm Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 20 Jul 2005 Posts: 935 Location: heartplace
Such experience is awesome. Have a nice time there, and tell us facts about japanese daily life ^^
Posted: Nov 11, 2005 2:50 am Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 30 May 2005 Posts: 351 Location: in ai-chan's dream
yee! good luck in Japan, dude! you're gonna have a new life, in a new country. teehee. And with a new job.
And a new love, huh? love is in the air, that's really sweet! Love

wow, train after train after train..when will it ever end? Shocked
I hope you don't get too tired and bored. I'm sure you prolly won't though, riding through a new country and all. There will be lots of sights to see, i reckon! Giggle

Once again good luck, and have fun Nod
opal cho
Posted: Nov 12, 2005 12:15 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 16 Apr 2005 Posts: 162
I really think you're the luckiest!! Fancy getting such a wonderful job at Japan!! Hope you'll do well there and be happy! Giggle
Posted: Nov 13, 2005 11:46 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 20 Jul 2005 Posts: 271 Location: Vancouver, Canada
Well, I'm here! After a 10 hour flight, 1 hour train from Narita to Tokyo, 1 hour wait, and a 3 hour train to Yamagata, I'm finally here. Oh, and I lost 17 hours in the flight, too. I left at 1Meow0 pm on Saturday, and now it's 1:45 am on Monday. What happened to my weekend?!

I have to go sleep for a long time now.
Posted: Nov 13, 2005 2:01 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 01 Jun 2005 Posts: 457 Location: err..geez I duno
wow 17 hours tats long Shocked if it was e im alreadi sleep walking lolx aniwae hows japan?winter now?glad u reach there safly lolx and u got an internet connection straight lolx^^ aniwae enjoy ur new life in japan ^^

btw ,u were born on 28 feb too lol same as me^^
Posted: Nov 13, 2005 4:16 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
Nice to hear everything is safe for you. It's amazing how few days back you're still in Canada and now you're in the dreamland, Japan! I wonder how's Yamagata like, but still it's really cool that you gonna interact with lots of Japanese students soon. I bet you must be excited!

You should really take some picture of your living area, people you meet etc. and post them up in a personal blog or something. Why not install a WordPress on your site and share you life in Japan with us. Tongue Or you can get a LiveJournal it makes it easier for LJ user to check for updates through friends page.

Looking forward to hear more from you. Good luck on your teaching there! Boogie
Posted: Nov 20, 2005 4:53 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 28 Jul 2005 Posts: 157
We're hoping to do the same in about a year Boogie , so I'm really, really interested to see how well this turns out for you. It's all the little things I worry about, like where I'll get my hair cut and where to to buy clothes (I'm very tall!).
Like eyn says, it'd be great if you keep everyone updated on how you're doing and post a few photos.

Best of luck to you! Wink I think you're going to have an amazing time.
Posted: Nov 20, 2005 5:35 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 15 Nov 2005 Posts: 122 Location: Germany
Damn! You're such a lucky dog!
Well, about 4 or 5 years ago my familiy was about to move to Japan, too... at this time I didn't want to move to Japan (WTF?!) because I was in fear of loosing all my friends e.t.c...
After all we stayed here in Germany
But now I whish we did move there! When I think of that I was against moving to Japan I could hurt myself everytime (Spoken as a metaphor Laughing )

But I still have a small gleam of hope! Next year in summer I'm probably going on a "4-weeks-vacation" to Tokyo!^^ Boogie So I'm already studying Japanese assiduously^^

And you already met a cute girl? Well, You're a really lucky dog!

Pleeeeease post some pics of your journey and keep us up to date!^^

I really, really wish good luck!
Posted: Nov 23, 2005 10:35 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 20 Jul 2005 Posts: 271 Location: Vancouver, Canada
Hey everyone. Boogie

So far it's been great here. Teaching English is actually not bad; I wasn't sure what to expect, but the kids are really cute, and fairly well-behaved. I love it! I'm teaching in various cities in Yamagata prefecture, not just Yamagata City, so I've had a chance to see some other cities like Sagae, Tendo, Tsuruoka and Sakata.

The food here is awesome. I've had so much great food...ramen, okonomiyaki, monja, takoyaki, katsudon, sushi (of course, but actually only once so far).

A few days ago, I visited Yamadera, a really old temple (first opened in the year 860) built on the side of a mountain, just outside of my city. It's amazing! I took lots of pictures, and I'll have them up on my site pretty soon. I'll post the URL here when that's finally up.

Today was a national holiday, so we went to Sendai, a city of about 1 million people, in Miyagi prefecture (east of Yamagata). We spent all our time in the downtown area, which has a big shopping district. I bought an electronic dictionary, a Japanese release of a new album from one of my favorite electronic groups (Lemon Jelly), and saw *so* many cute girls! Yay.
Posted: Nov 23, 2005 11:43 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 02 Nov 2005 Posts: 163
stromchild, you good at japs? mind giving us some lessons here? Laughing
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