Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.
It’s almost a month already!?
Oh right…February is a short month. I am kinda glad though, because this month was a hell month for my work schedule.
Concerning my new preschool…LOVE the kids already. There’s one (there’s always one) big cry baby (literally) who is a bit hard to handle but has been absent for a couple of days due to being sick. His mom coddles him so much and we can all tell he’s spoiled especially after seeing how the mom reacts when we give him back to her. She cried as well! It’s interesting seeing parents and children interactions.
I already have my favorites. My manager’s sons (1 and 4) and one of my girls who is just the cutest. I love that her mom who is also cute, dresses her in red (my favorite color).
One of my coworkers said that she can see me as a good mother. O_O! I have mixed feelings with that but I took it as a compliment. ^_^ At least I know if (a BIG if) I have a child, I know I will have experience already and don’t have to panic on what to do to take care of him/her. For now I’m happy just being a temporary mommy to the babies at my school. *^_^*
I like people who have a sense of individuality. I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect, because that’s natural and that’s real.
I’d love to write about my week at my preschool tonight but I just finished responding and helping mr. anon his question and I’m already exhausted from work haha. Will write again later then. I hope I was able to help you and anyone else interested in coming to Japan.
Do lots and lots of research online if you are really interested. Including YT vids of foreigners who are already living in Japan. May see a lot of Canadian white girls when you search though lol. Probably can find me easily. OP! (look who has a YT ch that they barely update bahaha)
Hmmm that’s a toughie because I only know of jobs here that ask for degrees but since you have work experience for years it may not matter but I’m not sure. Some corporate jobs (non-English teaching jobs) in Japan require you have a high level of fluency in Japanese. I mean you can still get some type of job without a degree but if you are thinking of getting English conversation jobs or a corporate/tech job (that sponsors your visa) then that may be an issue. But fret not, you can always do home stays or go to Japanese conversation school where you can also work part time if you are willing.
Many foreigners go through the ‘teach English’ route as a means to get to Japan and get a working visa (which tend to be 3 or more years). If that is something you want to do you can come here through that for starters then make friends and contacts to find a job in your current field. Might be a big dip in salary at first but I think if you save a lot, come and take that time to find something better while enjoying your Japan life it can be journey worth taking.
Anyway, keep researching as much as you can and asking around if you are really interested. It took me a year to figure it out before I left (plus saving enough money and studying a bit of the language). I’ll always recommend living in Osaka but another good place is Fukuoka because of the people and the great location. Tokyo is of course common but I’m happy I got an opportunity in Osaka. More my cup of tea. Tokyo for me is just a great place to visit not to live.
Sites you can go to for starters are:
http://www.osk-ymca-intl.ed.jp/nihongo/en/ <—- Jpn school in Osaka