Don't Mind Me; Just Passin' Through

Expatriate from the Pacific Northwest in the US; currently stationed in Japan as a middle school JET. My Tumblr is for my fandom itches, with little spiels about teaching and life in Japan, and life in general. I'm a lesbian, so generally I'll bring up some queer stuff.

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The BOE discussing whether or not to cancel school for the teachers.

The BOE discussing whether or not to cancel school for the teachers.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’

Mary Anne Radmacher

Lion King II - Not One Of Us (English)

Today, for the first time since July or June I was scheduled for all the classes in a week. I was SO excited!

But then today everything went wrong when they changed the schedule, and it’s exactly how it’s been since school started after summer vacation.

And this song is playing over and over in my head.

(Source: youtube.com)

Daily Battle

Finding diverse fuCKING EXAMPLES FOR POWER POINTS ABOUT DAILY FUCKING AMERICAN LIFE

WHY IS EVERY FUCKING PICTURE OF A WHITE PERSON IN A WHITE PRISTINE HOUSE DOING EVERYTHING IMMACULATELY

NO ONE BRUSHES THEIR TEETH BEFORE SCHOOL IN THE MORNING WEARING MORMON CLOTHES BRIGHT EYED AND SMILEY

GOD FUCKING DAMNIT I WANT HALF AND/OR ALL OF MY MOTHERFUCKING EXAMPLES TO NOT BE WHITE PEOPLE

Does ANYONE know where I can find images of average daily life with diverse peoples of all different backgrounds in America? ANYONE?

Secret Message Fail

So I tried sending a message to one of the students not chosen to go to the speech contest NEXT FRIDAY (lucky girl) about  ideas for her new speech she must write. English teacher overheard me trying to slip this to Cool-sensei, but honestly I don’t care because he’s a useless prick.

Here’s generally what I sent her, which IDK, might be useful to other people in the future.

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The “4th year teachers” (AKA all the teachers that don’t technically belong to a grade level like the principal, librarian, secretary, groundskeeper, counselor, nurse…) have been collecting 1万円 a month from me since April.
I was socially pressured into doing it for the 4th year teachers yearly trip. Because I, a 27 year old American woman, really wants to hang out with ten 50 year old men and women in some tourist trap in Yamagata/Nagano/Kanagawa/Chiba.
All in all, I think it’s just an excuse the secretary has made to see my nipple color.
On the plus side, I’ll eventually be paid 8万円 back when I’m “too busy” for the trip. So I’m unintentionally saving money.

The “4th year teachers” (AKA all the teachers that don’t technically belong to a grade level like the principal, librarian, secretary, groundskeeper, counselor, nurse…) have been collecting 1万円 a month from me since April.

I was socially pressured into doing it for the 4th year teachers yearly trip. Because I, a 27 year old American woman, really wants to hang out with ten 50 year old men and women in some tourist trap in Yamagata/Nagano/Kanagawa/Chiba.

All in all, I think it’s just an excuse the secretary has made to see my nipple color.

On the plus side, I’ll eventually be paid 8万円 back when I’m “too busy” for the trip. So I’m unintentionally saving money.

After 3 years, going on my 4th year as a JET, I’ve started feeling more like a piece of furniture than a person sometimes, and I’ve started cycling through this weird in between tsundere zone.

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"I don’t understand why you say you need me to come to so many of your classes. It’s not like I do anything useful."

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"Why do you never let me help you in classes ;-;"

I met one of my 1st years mothers at the festival tonight and it was a very eventful meeting

The first thing she did was say “OH A FOREIGNER” and then proceed to hug me and then grab my boobs

Mind you, she’s obviously a bit older than me but still hot so I deal

And then she find out I’m her son’s teacher and gets really excited, “I Think my son’s a newhalf because all his friends are girls, he’s terrible at English, please come to my house and teach him!”

I mentioned the first part to a coworker and she said, “She sounds just like her son.”

Apparently she’s coming to my bar tomorrow and I’m scared, as is the 23-year-old Japanese waitress who was also fondled

Today’s learningness…

Today we learned “May I~” and “Could you~”

So of course I taught me 14 year olds, “Could you not?”

How to make yourself incredibly homesick in one day: Part 4

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