I realise it has been a while since I posted, but as you can imagine things have been a bit hectic here with packing up, getting my apartment ready for my successor, closing accounts, attending three school farewell parties, preparing farewell speeches…
Speaking of farewell speeches, mine fortunately went off without a hitch this morning during my official farewell ceremony at my base school – I was quite relieved that I got through the Japanese part without making a mistake.
Last Day of School
As you can guess today is my last day and soon my successor will be taking over the reins. 🙂
It has been a wonderful past couple of days with so many teachers and students giving me letters and small gifts. It’s really going to be hard leaving school, and Japan in general, but I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life.
Sightseeing and Returning Home
However, before I head on home I’ll be doing some sightseeing for the next two weeks. I am quite excited about being a free agent from tomorrow and doing whatever I please (ie: embracing the life of unemployment). 😀
So for at least the next month I won’t be posting anything (mainly because my internet access will be limited to free wi-fi when I can find it) – but do look forward to once I return home as I have many posts lined up that I want to share, including a belated post about my time in Tsuwano, my upcoming sightseeing adventure (which includes around Tokyo), and reflections, thoughts and advice to aspiring JETs about my time on the JET Programme over the past two years.
2017 JET Applications
Very soon after I return home the application forms for the 2017 intake of the JET Programme will become available.
As in the past, I am more than happy to answer any questions regarding the application and Statement of Purpose (SOP) essays – which I am always keen to proofread and offer suggestions.
The Show’s Not Over Yet!
As I mentioned, this is definitely not my last post. I absolutely love to write and share any helpful insights to life on the JET Programme and living in Japan. Even though my next post will be written from home in South Africa, I will continue to provide you with (hopefully) interesting content from my time and experiences in Japan.
As always, I am available to answer any questions through the comment section or through e-mail on my contact page. 🙂
Here’s to the next adventure!
Catch you all soon (and some Pokémon while I’m at it) 😉
The Final Official Onomichi Cat Count (from August 1st, 2014 to July 27th, 2016): 112