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    That's too bad. I hope the people of China can...

    That's too bad. I hope the people of China can enjoy all of the freedoms others enjoy.
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    Is ice cream chocolate or vanilla??

    Is ice cream chocolate or vanilla??
  3. Japan is notorious for being unaccepting of...

    Japan is notorious for being unaccepting of foreigners and for believing that they couldn't possibly understand their ways. It seems like you've made the right choice and that Japanese life had warn...
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    Poll: When it comes to things like education, I don't...

    When it comes to things like education, I don't think there's any genetic difference between races, but I do think there are cultural differences - things that you pick up from your parents,...
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    Poll: I guess I'm 9% racist. I think because I think...

    I guess I'm 9% racist. I think because I think things like affirmative action are racist because it's treating people of different races differently. If we're all equal, we should be treated the...
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    Aha, you're overqualified. I never met anyone at...

    Aha, you're overqualified. I never met anyone at Nova who had a masters in anything. They're afraid you'd eventually realize that you could do a lot better and leave for another company (which you...
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    Try Geos, Aeon, Berlitz. I don't have much info...

    Try Geos, Aeon, Berlitz. I don't have much info about these other companies but other members might.
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    Have a good trip. I'm jealous. I wanted to go...

    Have a good trip. I'm jealous. I wanted to go to China while I lived in Japan, but I was there during the SARS scare and my company wouldn't allow me to go. I took a trip to Thailand instead.
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    I made more money at Nova than I've ever made at...

    I made more money at Nova than I've ever made at a job here at home and lived veeery comfortably while I was in Japan. I don't think there's ever been a time in my life when I had to worry about...
  10. Much noisier!! All the announcements and jingles...

    Much noisier!! All the announcements and jingles used to drive me crazy. :mad:
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    http://www.wa-pedia.com/practical/teaching_at_nova...

    http://www.wa-pedia.com/practical/teaching_at_nova.shtml

    Go to "Interview and Qualifications."
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    Glad it was helpful. :-) It probably...

    Glad it was helpful. :-)



    It probably won't come up, so you could just not mention it. And, even if it does come up, I don't think they'll care. There are lots of Nova teachers who speak...
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    But none of the countries in Asia like each other.

    But none of the countries in Asia like each other.
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    Yes, although I've heard they'll do a part-time...

    Yes, although I've heard they'll do a part-time deal for people who don't have degrees with the possibility of becomming a full-time employee at your next contract.



    Well, yes and no. I broke...
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    -- Good effort. -- Come to voice class. ...

    -- Good effort.

    -- Come to voice class.

    These were my standard notes. I also really liked...

    -- 3PS

    ...which just means that the student dropped the third person "s" a lot, like "He...
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    That's what I always wanted to do with them. :D I...

    That's what I always wanted to do with them. :D I hated filling out those comments. It's so pointless.
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    I always found the ten minute "breaks" to be...

    I always found the ten minute "breaks" to be inadequate. I drank a lot of water during the course of the day because my throat got dry from talking all day. Thus I had to make many trips to the...
  18. I think Japanese people who compliment on...

    I think Japanese people who compliment on chopstick use are genuinely impressed. They figure that, as a Japanese person, they have a lot more practice at using chopsticks than a foreigner (and...
  19. When I got the chopstick question I was usually...

    When I got the chopstick question I was usually proud to show them how well I could use them. I never got tired of people complimenting me on that. I was even told my technique is better than many...
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    Poll: I've merged the two "Is Japan a Western Country?"...

    I've merged the two "Is Japan a Western Country?" threads. I hope that doesn't make things too confusing.
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    Poll: But what about all the pop-culture stuff like...

    But what about all the pop-culture stuff like movies and music? That's not very "useful" and yet they can't get enough of it.

    Kirei wrote....
    Oh, that was before my time. I thought there might...
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    Poll: Is Japan a Western Country?

    Of course Japan is an Asian country, but what about in the minds of the people of the world and in the minds of the people of Japan? Japanese people seem to see themselves as being quite different...
  23. :D Yeah, they're usually pretty touchy about...

    :D Yeah, they're usually pretty touchy about that. But Canadians can be pretty easy to wind up.
    Clever come back on her part *insert sarcasm*. :-)
  24. People do this everywhere. An (East) Indian...

    People do this everywhere. An (East) Indian American friend of mine who was born in Chicago and moved to Idaho (not known for being racially diverse) would get stupid questions like, "Do you worship...
  25. Poll: Once a drunk businessman in Fuji City stumbled up...

    Once a drunk businessman in Fuji City stumbled up to me and called me "gaijin".

    A group of us would get turned away at nomihodai (all-you-can-drink) sometimes, but that's understandable since...
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