4// Mie Machi: My new home 三重町

The view from my house

This is how it starts… Today was going to be my arrival in my new home for the next year, in Mie, Oita Prefecture: I was so not ready! Tackling Tokyo Once again battling jetlag and lack of sleep after an incredible night in Tokyo, I headed down for breakfast. Entering the dining room, there… Continue reading 4// Mie Machi: My new home 三重町

3// Tokyo Orientation : Don’t punch inflatable snowmen

As if in punishment for the previous night’s overindulgence in sleep, or perhaps due to jetlag, I awoke having only garnered a few hours sleep, with a full day of lectures on the four aspects of language learning: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Taking Classes It was at this point I began developing my ‘Manga… Continue reading 3// Tokyo Orientation : Don’t punch inflatable snowmen

2// Tokyo Orientation: “Do you want to build a Snowman?”

Waking up to, “I don`t know what time you were planning on waking up, but it`s 0822”  was not the most promising start to my first full day in Japan. A day of talks In a flurry of minutes I was sorted and booted and had tackled at least some of the inevitable dehydration of sleeping… Continue reading 2// Tokyo Orientation: “Do you want to build a Snowman?”

JET: Pre-Departure Orientation

Where it all began - the Japanese Embassy in London

Commuting through London during rush hour to get to the JET Two Day Pre-departure Orientation (a mouthful in itself!) only confirmed further that moving to rural Japan was the right plan of action!  Meeting the UK JETs The Pre-departure Orientation was first time the UK JETs could finally get to meet each other and truly… Continue reading JET: Pre-Departure Orientation