|that’s me playing jan-ken-po (rock paper scissors) at the front left – from a bikini to a suit! from the bottom to the top now we here…|
|the full saturday group. i’m at the back right… always at the back|
|kiritsu! rei! (stand up! bow!)|
What to Do Before You Go
1. Get your paperwork in order.
2. Get some super cute stuff made.
The blurry bit (internet privacy and all, guys) is my name, my FB and LINE info, my email, and the city I’m in. These cards are from my fave, Moo Printing, and if you want to get some made you can use my Moo referral link with no extra cost to you (full disclosure: you get 10% off your order, and I get an $8.25 credit…we both win!)
3. Take some photos.
I have heard this over and over from JETs… they wished they had taken more photos of their families, local food, festivals, their hometown, the inside of grocery stores, etc. before they came because the kids are really interested in this kind of stuff. I had to re-do the only recent family photo I had because I was wearing a tiny tube top dress in it and my brother was holding a beer, and it wouldn’t have been appropriate to show my students that. Take a million pics, save it on a flash drive.
Again, this differs by consulate. We’re having ours as a garden party at the fancy shmancy consul general of Japan’s residence, which is apparently super swanky and I will probably take some James Bond photos inside the house if I can. This is where they are giving us our passports back with our Japanese visas in them, so this one is mandatory. I don’t know what else goes on at this, I think it’s mostly just a “bye see ya don’t get arrested for drugs cause we won’t help you type of thing” and then I guess they tell us what time to be at the airport the next morning. It’s just a few hours and then that’s it.
Dudes, I’m ready to go. JAPAN HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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