I’ve gone into my own personal alternate story, given tips on how to cope with alternate limbo and gone into what you can and should do after being upgraded – now it’s time to address the title: “Why I’m Glad I Was an Alternate.” In this final installment of “alternate” posts, we can finally get […]
Hannah Azok Writer/Playground for tiny Japanese kids
Hey there! I’m Hannah and this is my third time in Japan. As a high-schooler in 2008, I did a homestay in the suburbs of Nagoya. As a college student, I studied at the International Christian University in Tokyo from 2011-2012. Now I’m teaching English on the JET Program and living in the inaka city of Kyotango in Kyoto prefecture. Since I’ve been lucky enough to have such a wide range of living situations and experiences in Japan, I thought it was about time I shared some of my wisdom (and embarrassing stories…) in order to give people an insight into what it’s like to live here!
I will be posting advice for those living in Japan / thinking about moving here in the future, ridiculous things that may happen to me living in the inaka, and excerpts from the journals I kept during my previous two stays in Japan. If you can learn at least one new thing about Japan from my posts, then that’ll make writing worth it to me! ?
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So, you’ve been upgraded? Or maybe you were shortlisted, spared from undergoing the trials of alternate-dom? Regardless of how you conquered the monstrous beast that is the JET application, congrats! *cue celebratory music* In this post, I will go into to the things you can (and need) to do once you’ve been upgraded to the […]
Last time I went into my experience as an alternate; this time, it’s time to turn the focus to you, fellow alternates! Either you were alternated but have since received the mysterious “call” and have therefore ascended to the lofty rank of “short-lister” (fingers crossed?) or… you’re still very much stuck in limbo. If the latter […]
So it’s that time of year again – the time of year when JET hopefuls are given the “yay” or “nay” regarding their participation in the program; the time of year when many dreams are either shattered or realized. Those who are lucky enough to end up on the legendary “short-list” are most likely jumping […]
So two weekends ago I had the opportunity to visit the brand spanking new Pokemon Gym in Osaka! And I am thanking my lucky stars that I just so happen to be living but a mere few hours from Osaka on the dawn of such a momentous occasion! Fate, I tell you – fate! As […]
Hey I’m Hannah Azok! Or…HA! What do you currently do for a living? I teach English to crazy Japanese junior high and elementary students in the inaka. I also serve the dual purpose of being a playground for said elementary students. Oh, and by night I’m a super hero that doles out sweet beautiful vigilante […]
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