misc.illusions wrote:I requested a rural area, but in the interview the coordinator marke it off and asked if I could manage anywhere I was placed. Of course, I said "Oh, yes! I'll adapt to anything!"
So maybe I'll get placed in an inaka~ XD
Ooh, I'm grateful to anyone who actually requested rural (or Hokkaido). Less chance of me getting placed there, haha! (Happy being placed anywhere, of course)
To get you guys in the mood, I want to recommend this video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3067683435545761102
. It's not about teaching English, but it's great. It's about a guy who met a Japanese girl in San Francisco and fell in love. Her father had once walked from South America all the way up to Canada, back in the 1970s. So this guy decides to literally walk the length of Japan for her, from the southern most tip of Kyushu all the way to the northernmost point of Hokkaido. Also, his father was born in Japan to an American military family, but no one remembers where - the only thing he has to go on is a drawing his grandmother made when she was there decades ago. So he is also looking for his father's birthplace. He meets many people along the way and has great adventures. It's funny and inspiring. The video is 60 minutes long, so watch it when you have some time. And if any of you remember the early days of the show The Amazing Race, he was one of the contestants.
Good stuff, I tell you.