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JET Programme: Post-Interview Anxiety

After a job interview, feelings like anxiety and uncertainty as to how you did are usually experienced. Normally you don’t have to wait too long before finding out if you’ve got the job. However, in the case of the JET Programme interview results, the waiting period, along with those feelings of apprehension, hang around for…… Continue reading JET Programme: Post-Interview Anxiety

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JET Programme: All about the Interview

The word is out that the JET Programme application results are starting to come out now, and that means interviews are the next step on the road to Japan. There are many resources out there from current/former JETs (including myself) who have provided information about what to expect for the interviews that commence in January.…… Continue reading JET Programme: All about the Interview

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Last Day, Sightseeing, Returning Home, and 2017 JET Applications

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…… Continue reading Last Day, Sightseeing, Returning Home, and 2017 JET Applications

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JET Programme: Applying for 2016

This post is for all those aspiring JETs out there who wish to apply for the 2016-2017 intake to the JET Programme. If you are a current/former JET, then please feel free to share this post with anyone you might think would be interested in applying. 🙂 Disclaimer: Just to note that I am writing…… Continue reading JET Programme: Applying for 2016

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A Brief Interlude

August is the month of summer vacation in Japan. A time where desk-warming is in full swing, the art of looking busy has been mastered, and English speech contest coaching is called for. Additionally, this is usually the best time (along with Christmas time) to take nenkyu (paid leave) and go travelling or visit home.…… Continue reading A Brief Interlude

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Happy Weekend Everyone!

Today was a good day. 🙂 First of all, my 5-in-a-row classes were cancelled because of tests, so I had the freedom to do what I pleased at school today, which was a welcome break for me. Secondly, we had no electricity for two hours because of maintenance, which meant I could read my book…… Continue reading Happy Weekend Everyone!

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Pizza: To Eat or Not to Eat…

That is indeed the question when living in Japan. Back in South Africa I do enjoy the occasional pizza. I especially enjoy those freshly-made, wood-fired, deliciously crafted pizzas that come with a variety of local toppings, such as with biltong, smoked salmon, springbok carpaccio and roasted butternut. Not all on the same pizza, mind you,…… Continue reading Pizza: To Eat or Not to Eat…

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Random Video Post

I'm not usually one to highlight adverts, especially car adverts. However, today I came across the latest Toyota advert online. What caught my attention was that the video shows three different versions of the same advert, but they are set in three different countries, namely Japan, Australia and South Africa. The advert shows the same… Continue reading Random Video Post

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JET Programme: The Interview

The interview stage for JET Programme applicants is right around the corner. Literally. From what I have been told the interviews in South Africa start this coming week (good luck fellow Saffers!). So without further delay I will impart my own experiences, along with some hints and tips, from the interview I went through. Disclaimer:…… Continue reading JET Programme: The Interview