Pages tagged with jet

Introducing my Japanese Kitchen


A quick overview of the kitchen in my apartment. It has accumulated two decades worth of stuff... but still doesn't have a rice cooker. Damn.

FAQ about JET


Answers to a bunch of questions about JET that I get asked frequently. If there are any questions that I didn't answer throw me an email and I'll do my best to answer them.

Introduction to Kamioka-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan

An introduction to the lovely town I have been living in for some five months now. Lots of pictures to illustrate the points that words never can.

Lesson Plan: My Winter Vacation

A look at a recent lesson I created for one of my first year junior high school classes.

Applying to the JET Programme


So maybe you want to apply to the JET Programme. Maybe you already did. This is what your experience will be, or was, like. Except its really my experience with the words "I" and "me" inconsistently replaced with the word "you".

Driving on the Left Side


A few thoughts and pictures of my stylish Suzuki Wagon R that cheerfully (it has a flower sticker on the door to the gas tank) escorts me through the rural landscapes of Kamioka.

Teaching Elementary Classes as an ALT

Teaching elementary lessons has been one of the banes of my time as an Assistant Language Teacher. It just isn't part of my job that I enjoy. Here are a few tips and thoughts about the experience.

Expectations and Reality for the lowly ALT


When you apply to the JET program you have a lot of expectations. Then you talk to a couple of people who participated in the JET program before, and you get a new set of different expectations. A true JET veteran would tell you that Every Situation Is Different and to stop predicting because you're never going to know.




Spring Doesn't Come in February, But Snow Does


The weather here is insane. It was getting above freezing and fairly pleasant for the last four or five days, but then it all flipped.

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