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Welcome Back, ManyQs

Unread post by ManyQs » Sat May 06, 2006 4:48 pm

Long time no see.
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Well, thank you very much! How kind of you!!

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Unread post by sirwanksalot » Tue May 16, 2006 11:53 am

A many Qs inspired welcome to our newest registered user cheat-casino!!!

Congrats for getting around Shawn's previously impenetrable Wall of LetsJapan.org.

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Unread post by Hambone » Tue May 16, 2006 7:06 pm

sirwanksalot wrote:Congrats for getting around Shawn's previously impenetrable Wall of LetsJapan.org.


Maybe they're considering some kind of casino/eikawa chain hybrid? A lot of these students are just throwing their money away already.
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Unread post by angryboy » Tue May 16, 2006 9:11 pm

Hambone wrote:
sirwanksalot wrote:Congrats for getting around Shawn's previously impenetrable Wall of LetsJapan.org.


Maybe they're considering some kind of casino/eikawa chain hybrid? A lot of these students are just throwing their money away already.


Except at a casino there is a chance you could win.
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Unread post by User Banned » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:59 am

Preese wercome me. I dont feel the rabu yet.
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:40 am

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I'm new!!

Unread post by 6shinkirou9 » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:26 pm

Hey everbody!
I'm off to Japan in late August, but I don't know where yet.
Super anxious to find out my location!! This forum looks very interesting and helpful :) Any other fellow Canadians?
Lookin' forward to chattin' with you all.

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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:24 am

I can't wait to read "homesexvideo.org"'s first post! :rotfl:
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Unread post by danofthenorth » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:58 pm

To liven this thread up after half-a-month's vacation, I say, hello all.

I've posted a couple times now over in the eikaiwa board.

I'm a 23-year-old fifth-year senior in Oregon, a JET applicant, and a if-I-don't-get-the-JET-I'll-apply-for-some-other-Japan-job person.

My major is poli sci, my main field is journalism and I'm the editor of our campus newspaper.

I've visited friends in Japan three times over the past six years and look forward to living there.

good day
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Hello Spock

Unread post by The Lord Flashheart » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:38 am

Hello Spock

My name is The Lord Flashheart and I joined only recently although I've been here in Japan for 14 years.
In the short while that I have been a member I have already been called all sorts of lovely names. Must be doing well!

After putting the kids to bed I love to settle down to Let's Japan.org even when some are not so nice to me :cry: :oops:
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Re: Hello Spock

Unread post by BakaMike » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:41 pm

The Lord Flashheart wrote:Hello Spock

My name is The Lord Flashheart and I joined only recently although I've been here in Japan for 14 years.
In the short while that I have been a member I have already been called all sorts of lovely names. Must be doing well!

After putting the kids to bed I love to settle down to Let's Japan.org even when some are not so nice to me :cry: :oops:


Don't worry mate. We all have to take our hits on this site. A prickly bunch to be sure, but well worth the effort if you get the hang of it.

It's a no-nonsense, no-shit website. Speak out of turn, you'll get called. Try to be funny when you're not, you'll get called. In fact, you have to work very hard to not be given a hard time. I think for the most part we're all busy people who don't wanna waste time reading crap. There's plenty of sites for jokers and news. This one is for those who are interested in Japan, wanna learn about it or discuss current issues. Other things come up and we have some very smart people prepared to debate those issues on occassion. But for the most part, if you've got nothing to say it's best just to keep your gob shut coz you'll just get called. Being able to take it will get you respect, not learning from it will drop you in the :poo: .
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Re: Hello Spock

Unread post by The Lord Flashheart » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:05 pm

BakaMike wrote:
The Lord Flashheart wrote:Hello Spock

Don't worry mate. We all have to take our hits on this site. A prickly bunch to be sure, but well worth the effort if you get the hang of it.

It's a no-nonsense, no-shit website. Speak out of turn, you'll get called. Try to be funny when you're not, you'll get called. In fact, you have to work very hard to not be given a hard time. I think for the most part we're all busy people who don't wanna waste time reading crap. There's plenty of sites for jokers and news. This one is for those who are interested in Japan, wanna learn about it or discuss current issues. Other things come up and we have some very smart people prepared to debate those issues on occassion. But for the most part, if you've got nothing to say it's best just to keep your gob shut coz you'll just get called. Being able to take it will get you respect, not learning from it will drop you in the :poo: .


Thank you BakaMike. Good thing I developed a hard shell from all those years of abuse from the wife and kids.
Points taken though. Will try to be a good boy :twisted:
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Unread post by drac » Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:56 am

Good evening

I want to thank Shawn/Chris for letting me on.

Yes, that Drac, for those who remember...

Excuse me while I head across to the dark corner and lurk with those cans of chu-hi secreted about my person.

Cheers

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Unread post by RalphWiggum » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:15 am

It's been a long time, mate.

Welcome back.
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Unread post by drac » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:14 pm

Why thank you Ralph. It feels good to be back. :thumbsup:

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Unread post by senseiman » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:24 am

Hey Drac, I remember you. Its been a long time since you've been around. Welcome back!
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Unread post by wilde_oscar » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:46 pm

Hi Drac,

Good to see you back! I also had a long-ish LJ hiatus but am now back.

What have you been up to for the last little while?

Cheers,

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Unread post by sirwanksalot » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:57 pm

So are you going for the big 500 again?

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Unread post by drac » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:08 pm

Cheers, senseiman WildO & Wanksy (the facial really makes a difference mate). I feel all u-re-shiii!

Going for 500? Not unless Shorn or Kris add a couple of hundred to my stats...

So.. after the last time I just needed to get away. I tried a few things, met some of the oldsters elsewhere, but I guess I just needed to crawl into a hole and get on with the business of getting on. There have been a lot of changes in the surreal world over the past coupla years, but life just keeps rolling on. When the latest bit of Mova news came up I realized I missed parts of the old LJ and decided to crawl on back. Ain't I Mr. Freakin' Happy... :wink:

How's about yourselves?

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Unread post by CabinBoy » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:27 am

Hello, my name is CabinBoy and I will begin working for one of the 4-letter schools in the Fall.

Let the flogging begin.

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Unread post by AmishChief » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:56 pm

I'm AmishChief, working for ECC out of Nagoya. I'm one of the few brave (or indecisive, haven't decided which one yet) souls who decided to stick with the company for a third year. nigerian-nampa's posts motivated me to provide a perspective of how we do things in Toyota's feifdom, otherwise known as Chubu.

Also joined for ideas of how to escape eikaiwa land. My company's alright, but a career it is not. A desire to pass JPLT 2-kyuu and my girlfriend are still keeping me around, but at least I'm past the "Japan sucks because of *!*!*" stage. Usually 8)

*bares back and awaits inevitable flogging*

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Unread post by Redrum » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:21 pm

So what does an Amish chef (EDIT* Oh a chief not chef)(I wrote the rest of this b4 the first edit)actually make. Coleslaw, Waldorf salad, that awesome stuff with corn in it? Do you fire up a wood burning grill and cook up potatoes? Carrots? Antique furniture? Was the stuff I saw in the movie "Witness" really true? Are you a P.A amish or one of those freaky Ohio kind? I'm just messing around welcome aboard.
Your a Chief not a chef, serves me right for drinking in the afternoon. So if the "Barn raising" isn't going right you step in, is that right.

EDIT*Its my Birthday today I get a free "Drunk in the afternoon" pass.
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Unread post by Wage Slave » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:56 pm

Lucky Bugger.

Happy Birthday!
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Unread post by sirwanksalot » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:17 pm

AmishChief wrote:I'm AmishChief, working for ECC out of Nagoya. I'm one of the few brave (or indecisive, haven't decided which one yet) souls who decided to stick with the company for a third year. nigerian-nampa's posts motivated me to provide a perspective of how we do things in Toyota's feifdom, otherwise known as Chubu.

Also joined for ideas of how to escape eikaiwa land. My company's alright, but a career it is not. A desire to pass JPLT 2-kyuu and my girlfriend are still keeping me around, but at least I'm past the "Japan sucks because of *!*!*" stage. Usually 8)

*bares back and awaits inevitable flogging*
You came in after I left. I was an ECC chuubu guy too. Mikawa area.

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Unread post by Tall Tall Tree » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:03 pm

I worked for ECC in Nagoya and environs for the 2005-6 school year. I might know you.

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Unread post by AmishChief » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:08 am

Tall Tall Tree wrote:I worked for ECC in Nagoya and environs for the 2005-6 school year. I might know you.
A realistic possiblity. If that is the case, we were one of a big group of 20+, correct?

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Unread post by AmishChief » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:11 am

sirwanksalot wrote:
AmishChief wrote:I'm AmishChief, working for ECC out of Nagoya. I'm one of the few brave (or indecisive, haven't decided which one yet) souls who decided to stick with the company for a third year. nigerian-nampa's posts motivated me to provide a perspective of how we do things in Toyota's feifdom, otherwise known as Chubu.

Also joined for ideas of how to escape eikaiwa land. My company's alright, but a career it is not. A desire to pass JPLT 2-kyuu and my girlfriend are still keeping me around, but at least I'm past the "Japan sucks because of *!*!*" stage. Usually 8)

*bares back and awaits inevitable flogging*
You came in after I left. I was an ECC chuubu guy too. Mikawa area.
I live in the heart of Nagoya, but I was working in Mikawa twice a week during the last school year. So there's you, TTT, nigerian nampa, and who else that is/was ECC on these boards? It seems like there are mostly wazza/AEON/GEOS guys around.

Honestly, the appeal of LJ is that it's a nice foil to Big Daikon. I still post on those boards every now and then, but the vibe I get there is a combination of "You're not JET, piss off!" and "How many J-chicks can I nail tonight?". No thanks.

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Unread post by Tall Tall Tree » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:57 am

AmishChief wrote:
Tall Tall Tree wrote:I worked for ECC in Nagoya and environs for the 2005-6 school year. I might know you.
A realistic possiblity. If that is the case, we were one of a big group of 20+, correct?
Yes indeed.

Congrats on making it two years. They wouldn't renew my contract after my first; they apparently weren't too happy with my performance with kids' classes. I don't think I got a fair shake, but I try not to be bitter about it anymore. I'd love to go back -- I miss Yamachan's tebasaki something awful, among many other things -- but not to teach. Not to teach.

Welcome to LJ.

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Unread post by nigerian_nampa » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:43 am

How well is that ECC Speak stuff being implemented in Chuubu? Out here it's been a mess. This month they're eliminating all study time from FTLs to force the students to preview lessons at home. :shock: The first day of that is going to be frightening.

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Unread post by AmishChief » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:44 am

nigerian_nampa wrote:How well is that ECC Speak stuff being implemented in Chuubu? Out here it's been a mess. This month they're eliminating all study time from FTLs to force the students to preview lessons at home. :shock: The first day of that is going to be frightening.
The proposal is to turn all of the FTLs into Speak lessons, effectively killing the study time. Problem is that there aren't enough activities to do in some of the lessons with the lower levels...especially with the Discoverer students.

It also comes down to whether the students will use the software at home and preview the material or not. I've had some students recently who have been using the software (if the passports are any indication), but without the whole class using Speak for the same lesson, the method goes dry.

I have nothing against the software, it's pretty solid for what it does. Getting the students to use it all the time is a different matter though. We'll....see. No crisis in Chubu yet, although we have an all-staff meeting this Thursday, so some new wrinkles might be announced then.

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