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 “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

How to make yourself incredibly homesick in one day: Part 3

How to make yourself incredibly homesick in one day: Part 2

How to make yourself incredibly homesick in one day: Part 1

Activity for second year English studies, New Horizon Unit 2 Part 2. I had too much fun with this and the teacher probably won’t use it so all of you should appreciate! (Yes, I know that’s not the flag of England, but the students don’t know the difference and always ask, “Is that the hospital??”)

Current 1st year worksheet. It’s amazing because NO ONE GETS IT.

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