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youngblacksamurai:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

ofunicorndust:

inariazuha:

injellyfish:

ahkmenra-h:

hellabitcoins:

sansaspark:

magconbabe-matt:

This shit better work

HAH I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND LOOK WHAT I GOT FROM MY DAD TODAY OUT OF THE BLUE


what if we all got paper lol

GUYS I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND I JUST GOT $150 

I am not even kidding but I am reblogging this twice in a row because I just got $275.

I got $200 yay!

I reblogged this yesterday and today I got a check from the state because I overpaid my taxes…

cant hurt

I mean sure why not


My birth month!! Would be nice to get some extra money since I lost some from my 2 day gig being canceled by a typhoon.

youngblacksamurai:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

ofunicorndust:

inariazuha:

injellyfish:

ahkmenra-h:

hellabitcoins:

sansaspark:

magconbabe-matt:

This shit better work

HAH I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND LOOK WHAT I GOT FROM MY DAD TODAY OUT OF THE BLUE

what if we all got paper lol
GUYS I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND I JUST GOT $150 

I am not even kidding but I am reblogging this twice in a row because I just got $275.

I got $200 yay!

I reblogged this yesterday and today I got a check from the state because I overpaid my taxes…

cant hurt

I mean sure why not

My birth month!! Would be nice to get some extra money since I lost some from my 2 day gig being canceled by a typhoon.

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thechanelmuse:

So, I was in the middle of searching for how long Keke Palmer will be on Broadway as Cinderella. Gotta get my ticket. I scrolled down and saw this first comment: 

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The reach with this one disneyfied ass tale. They, however, have no problem whitewashing different races and ethnicities and see our disdain as sensitive and “reverse racist.” Case in point: Exodus - God and Kings, the new British-American biblical movie set in Egypt, that has caused uproar and boycotts: 

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Apparently these are acceptable…

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Lemme not go over the post limit. This is just a handful that scratch the surface. 

This picture isn’t my school but I needed a general pic. Anyway, today a new teacher joined our school (my class). Last week a Japanese teacher who was a part of my class finished. A month ago she said she was quitting and she finally finished. I’m happy she finished. She wasn’t a bad person or someone I didn’t like, I actually liked her. Working with her was a different story. Just after this one day with the new younger, bubbly girl I realized how much I really didn’t like working with the other girl. The mood is different and I just feel better going to work tomorrow. Coworkers really can effect the workplace. 
I’m also soooo happy that the kids love her already. One child who was attached to me now has another teacher he can attach to when I’m not around. Good, because I was getting tired lol.

This picture isn’t my school but I needed a general pic. Anyway, today a new teacher joined our school (my class). Last week a Japanese teacher who was a part of my class finished. A month ago she said she was quitting and she finally finished. I’m happy she finished. She wasn’t a bad person or someone I didn’t like, I actually liked her. Working with her was a different story. Just after this one day with the new younger, bubbly girl I realized how much I really didn’t like working with the other girl. The mood is different and I just feel better going to work tomorrow. Coworkers really can effect the workplace. 

I’m also soooo happy that the kids love her already. One child who was attached to me now has another teacher he can attach to when I’m not around. Good, because I was getting tired lol.

“If there is unhappiness in you, first you need to acknowledge that it is there. But don’t say “I’m unhappy.” Unhappiness has nothing to do with who you are. Say: “There is unhappiness in me.” Then investigate it. A situation you find yourself in may have something to do with it. Action may be required to change the situation or remove yourself from it. If there is nothing you can do, face what is and say, “Well, right now, this is how it is. I can either accept it, or make myself miserable.” The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
Eckhart Tolle

“If there is unhappiness in you, first you need to acknowledge that it is there. But don’t say “I’m unhappy.” Unhappiness has nothing to do with who you are. Say: “There is unhappiness in me.” Then investigate it. A situation you find yourself in may have something to do with it. Action may be required to change the situation or remove yourself from it. If there is nothing you can do, face what is and say, “Well, right now, this is how it is. I can either accept it, or make myself miserable.” The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

Eckhart Tolle

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hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

Progress in My 1st Year working in an International Preschool

If you’ve been keeping up with my international preschool journey in Japan then you know I’m still new at this. It’s going on the 6th month of the school year and out of the 13 kids I have now 4 one-year olds seem to really be making progress I had no idea would occur now. When are kids suppose to start speaking? I still don’t know but I’m happy to have at least 4 kids who can repeat after me or when I point to a letter or a color card or a flashcard they can say the word. Now I’m starting to feel like a teacher instead of just a babysitter. Starting in September I will be changing up the routine a little bit in hopes they will be prepared for the next year’s class. That means a little more of a challenge especially for the youngest ones. It won’t be that different though. 

I’m still glad that the school is brand new so I don’t have to follow a rigid curriculum but sometimes I wish I had more of a guideline I could follow. It looks like there are more books I could read for 3 year olds and up since, preschool usually means 3 years old to 5 or 6. Oh well I’m still enjoying the experience, especially now that I see the progress. Doing the same morning routine and not getting much out of the kids for over 3 months was a little draining and became boring for me. Looks like I have more to look forward to now.

ramandab-daisuki

willthatfitinmysuitcase asked:

Ooh i would love a link to other lovely back ladies in Japan. Moving there next week wednesday to teach. ESL teacher by trade. Already taught in Indonesia and Turkey and am about to start the Japan adventure next week. I've been enjoying creep/stalking your posts. :)

ramandab-daisuki answered:

Here`s the list of the few POC ladies and gentlemen that I follow personally who live and teach out this way! I am always looking for more but they seem to always find me first and I follow back! 

I may have misspelled some people`s urls so please let me know if any of them don`t work correctly/ Also I hope I haven`t left anyone out so please hit me up if I did! 

You`re going to have a great experience and I`m going to have to do some stalking of my own to read up on what it was like for you out in Indonesia and Turkey! That is so amazing! 

Good luck on your trip over and I`m looking forward to your future posts! Don`t be a stranger! 

Recently me and my friend been thinking about making a video series about being black in Osaka and/or Japan in general and wondering what kind of things my fellow brownies want to know. If you have questions please send questions my way. I’ll keep ya’ll updated about the video series. I can tell you one thing though…it won’t be made right away cuz it’s something I want to make properly and I also need to get back into editing.

denifilberto asked:

Hi! How did you get into teaching English in Japan? I'm going to college as a foreign language major and I have to double major with Education and minor in ESL in order to do so. Did you have to double major, or is there an easier way to be able to go to Japan and start my teaching career?

I didn’t study education in university. I wanted to live in Japan from 2010 and my friend said she got a job working in Japan in the US. I worked in an English convo school for two years and the application process wasn’t that hard. I applied online had two interviews in NY and then bam! got the job. You just need your degree already and money to pay for your flight. Some companies/programs may pay for your flight though. Eng convo schools you can search are NOVA, Berlitz, Aeon, and then other companies that send you to public schools are Interac, JET and more but I can’t remember right now. Keep searching online and good luck. But I will let you in on a secret, a lot of people who work in these companies tend to dislike the whole thing after a year or two. I can say I am one of them. Luckily for me I found a job in an international preschool which is more interesting and challenging for me now.

kevinthedude asked:

hi! do you teach english in japan? if you do, i wanted to know if you have to have a bachelor's degree to teach english, because most companies require it for the visa? but if i already have a visa, would i still need a bachelor's degree to work for an english company?

Right now I teach in an international preschool where the main language is English therefore I’m not only teaching an English lesson I’m taking care of them in English the whole day. If you are talking about an English conversation school, I did that for 2 years and yes I needed a bachelors degree. Most schools if not all say you need. I don’t think it’s only just for visa reasons. As well as working in public schools as an ELT.

3rd Month as a Newly Made Preschool Teacher in Japan

It looks like I’m liking my job more and more despite the feeling of exhaustion and stress and annoyance with miscommunication. Working in an international preschool in Japan where there’s only 3 people who can speak native English and one of them is from London (meaning we miscommunicate a lot as well) can be a challenge. What I do really like is the kids. I have the hardest class to look after, the 1 year olds. Not only do I have to teach them something in English (my morning lesson) but throughout the day I have to just basically take care of them and love them. It’s been 3 months with them and I’m attached already. At first I had a few favorites but now I really like all 14 of them. I do have an ultimate favorite of course but that’s probably because his parents are the sweetest to me (and can speak English) as well as the kid being really attached to me from the very the beginning. Either way I do like all my kids a lot. 

This week was open class and all the parents were either moved and/or felt their kids are in a safe place after seeing our lessons. All of my kids parents are first time parents so they are all very worried putting their child in a place with non-family members. I would be too if I had a child. I love kids so I’m glad they could see that me and the other teachers in my class love them too and care about them.

I will continue to try hard at being a better teacher since this is my first year doing this. I did have experience teaching 6-8 year olds at the English conversation school in the past 2 years but 1 year olds are a totally different playing field. They lucky they cute haha. Also with working in a conversation school, the kid’s English didn’t improve as much as the kids I’m working with now because they only came once a week. Also since my school emphasizes in being bilingual they get to use both English and Japanese but the main language is English. Basically this means I still get to hear Japanese and learn some things with the kids but I still hardly use it because well I need to speak English with the kids. I’m okay with that but that means I still need to put an effort in practicing my Japanese on my own time. 

Anyway, despite being tired and wanting to not think so much about work after it’s over, I still do. This weekend I will make some craft just to sing some song with the kids with a prop. I didn’t have enough time to prep this week so I’ll have to do it home. This is the first step of me loving my job, maybe. Or more so loving my kids even more. They deserve it.

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