Lyre wrote:If Austin is still running things, you guys are in for a treat! He made the whole preparation process easy and wonderful, and if we all behaved, he awarded us with kitten pictures!
Allison_NaraPA wrote:When I mention Chicago, the first things that most Japanese bring up are Michael Jordan and Al Capone. Which are awesome, but about the pizza?
Allison_NaraPA wrote:I second Lyre, and to all, Congratulations!!!
While you await placement, you could begin considering what small gifts, photos, and other midwesterny things you may want to bring with you.
When I mention Chicago, the first things that most Japanese bring up are Michael Jordan and Al Capone. Which are awesome, but about the pizza? The corn fields of the midwest? And all the things you love about your region? How will you share these things with your new students and co-workers?!
For example, one big hit I`ve had was a photo of petite me standing in front of a corn field, right before harvest (the stalks are several feet above my head). Every time I ask kids to guess what plant it is, they always guess sugarcane.
thedocumentarian wrote:I'm trying to find a picture of me with Obama when he was running for US Senator. I have a picture of me with Rahm Emanuel but I'm sure they don't know who he is. Haha. I'll probably take them some Mexican candy (non-US related but my non-Mexican friends love it).
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