17th April, 2014

pupkid:

bevelrey:

micklovich:

this is the single most pretentious thing ive ever seen in my life im gonna vomit

AAAH

im in physical pain

ahaha oh man. I love this. It reminds me of the first time I read this scene in the book, and how I was totally confused. Like, this guy is the romantic hero here? This guy is the one the girls on Tumblr are all crazy for? This pretentious asshat?

I was so glad I kept reading long enough to realize it’s supposed to be. He’s a total pretentious ass overcompensating for so much and it’s so satisfying to watch the characters change in this story. I hope they can get that across in the film. if I can go from love to hate like I did with the book then it’ll be a success.

oh who am I kidding this movie is never going to make it to this country the book isn’t even translated here

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15th April, 2014

Watching the eclipse on livestream, while daylight shines outside. The internet is truly great.

14th April, 2014

as-warm-as-choco:

jonnnyariga:

uh Hi everyone!! i know this is  kind of out of no where but this is my good friend Ashley. I love her so much and she’s such a fun,loving person, and she needs help. She’s been fighting aplastic anemia for over 2 years and she recently lost her hair due to chemotherapy, and she’s only 15. For those of you who don’t know, aplastic anemia is a condition in the bone marrow where its unable to make enough white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Its very similar to leukemia. It has caused her to miss a numerous amount of school, and she has had to undergo many surgeries and doctors appointments. In fact, she is unable to return to school for the rest of the year. she’s been gone since December.
Because of her condition, she can’t be out in the sun, take the stairs, and she gets very nauseous easily. If she has to be outside for a long time, she needs a wheelchair. At school I had to ride the elevator with her and make sure she was okay every so often.
Unfortunately, her family is unable to pay for the treatment she desperately needs. I don’t know if this will work, but I was hoping that if i posted this, some people on tumblr would help donate. The money would go towards a bone marrow transplant. It costs $10,000 and so far they have only made about $1,300.
Please im asking this as her friend and someone who cares about her. If you could just signal boost this or even donate a dollar it would mean so much to me and her family as well.
Donation for Transplant
Facebook Page
There’s only about a month left until this campaign closes so please help.
Thank you so much.

REBLOG THIS ! You can save Ashley’s life… I know we can do it ! It’s only $10,000… It’s nothing for tumblr ! WHERE ARE THE NOTES!


and a reminder that even if you can’t donate $$ you can become a potential donor for free (and if you live in the US you can even do it via mail with a mouth swab, painless) with BeTheMatch (or your country’s version) as-warm-as-choco:

jonnnyariga:

uh Hi everyone!! i know this is  kind of out of no where but this is my good friend Ashley. I love her so much and she’s such a fun,loving person, and she needs help. She’s been fighting aplastic anemia for over 2 years and she recently lost her hair due to chemotherapy, and she’s only 15. For those of you who don’t know, aplastic anemia is a condition in the bone marrow where its unable to make enough white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Its very similar to leukemia. It has caused her to miss a numerous amount of school, and she has had to undergo many surgeries and doctors appointments. In fact, she is unable to return to school for the rest of the year. she’s been gone since December.
Because of her condition, she can’t be out in the sun, take the stairs, and she gets very nauseous easily. If she has to be outside for a long time, she needs a wheelchair. At school I had to ride the elevator with her and make sure she was okay every so often.
Unfortunately, her family is unable to pay for the treatment she desperately needs. I don’t know if this will work, but I was hoping that if i posted this, some people on tumblr would help donate. The money would go towards a bone marrow transplant. It costs $10,000 and so far they have only made about $1,300.
Please im asking this as her friend and someone who cares about her. If you could just signal boost this or even donate a dollar it would mean so much to me and her family as well.
Donation for Transplant
Facebook Page
There’s only about a month left until this campaign closes so please help.
Thank you so much.

REBLOG THIS ! You can save Ashley’s life… I know we can do it ! It’s only $10,000… It’s nothing for tumblr ! WHERE ARE THE NOTES!


and a reminder that even if you can’t donate $$ you can become a potential donor for free (and if you live in the US you can even do it via mail with a mouth swab, painless) with BeTheMatch (or your country’s version) as-warm-as-choco:

jonnnyariga:

uh Hi everyone!! i know this is  kind of out of no where but this is my good friend Ashley. I love her so much and she’s such a fun,loving person, and she needs help. She’s been fighting aplastic anemia for over 2 years and she recently lost her hair due to chemotherapy, and she’s only 15. For those of you who don’t know, aplastic anemia is a condition in the bone marrow where its unable to make enough white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Its very similar to leukemia. It has caused her to miss a numerous amount of school, and she has had to undergo many surgeries and doctors appointments. In fact, she is unable to return to school for the rest of the year. she’s been gone since December.
Because of her condition, she can’t be out in the sun, take the stairs, and she gets very nauseous easily. If she has to be outside for a long time, she needs a wheelchair. At school I had to ride the elevator with her and make sure she was okay every so often.
Unfortunately, her family is unable to pay for the treatment she desperately needs. I don’t know if this will work, but I was hoping that if i posted this, some people on tumblr would help donate. The money would go towards a bone marrow transplant. It costs $10,000 and so far they have only made about $1,300.
Please im asking this as her friend and someone who cares about her. If you could just signal boost this or even donate a dollar it would mean so much to me and her family as well.
Donation for Transplant
Facebook Page
There’s only about a month left until this campaign closes so please help.
Thank you so much.

REBLOG THIS ! You can save Ashley’s life… I know we can do it ! It’s only $10,000… It’s nothing for tumblr ! WHERE ARE THE NOTES!


and a reminder that even if you can’t donate $$ you can become a potential donor for free (and if you live in the US you can even do it via mail with a mouth swab, painless) with BeTheMatch (or your country’s version) as-warm-as-choco:

jonnnyariga:

uh Hi everyone!! i know this is  kind of out of no where but this is my good friend Ashley. I love her so much and she’s such a fun,loving person, and she needs help. She’s been fighting aplastic anemia for over 2 years and she recently lost her hair due to chemotherapy, and she’s only 15. For those of you who don’t know, aplastic anemia is a condition in the bone marrow where its unable to make enough white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Its very similar to leukemia. It has caused her to miss a numerous amount of school, and she has had to undergo many surgeries and doctors appointments. In fact, she is unable to return to school for the rest of the year. she’s been gone since December.
Because of her condition, she can’t be out in the sun, take the stairs, and she gets very nauseous easily. If she has to be outside for a long time, she needs a wheelchair. At school I had to ride the elevator with her and make sure she was okay every so often.
Unfortunately, her family is unable to pay for the treatment she desperately needs. I don’t know if this will work, but I was hoping that if i posted this, some people on tumblr would help donate. The money would go towards a bone marrow transplant. It costs $10,000 and so far they have only made about $1,300.
Please im asking this as her friend and someone who cares about her. If you could just signal boost this or even donate a dollar it would mean so much to me and her family as well.
Donation for Transplant
Facebook Page
There’s only about a month left until this campaign closes so please help.
Thank you so much.

REBLOG THIS ! You can save Ashley’s life… I know we can do it ! It’s only $10,000… It’s nothing for tumblr ! WHERE ARE THE NOTES!


and a reminder that even if you can’t donate $$ you can become a potential donor for free (and if you live in the US you can even do it via mail with a mouth swab, painless) with BeTheMatch (or your country’s version)

as-warm-as-choco:

jonnnyariga:

uh Hi everyone!! i know this is  kind of out of no where but this is my good friend Ashley. I love her so much and she’s such a fun,loving person, and she needs help. She’s been fighting aplastic anemia for over 2 years and she recently lost her hair due to chemotherapy, and she’s only 15. For those of you who don’t know, aplastic anemia is a condition in the bone marrow where its unable to make enough white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Its very similar to leukemia. It has caused her to miss a numerous amount of school, and she has had to undergo many surgeries and doctors appointments. In fact, she is unable to return to school for the rest of the year. she’s been gone since December.

Because of her condition, she can’t be out in the sun, take the stairs, and she gets very nauseous easily. If she has to be outside for a long time, she needs a wheelchair. At school I had to ride the elevator with her and make sure she was okay every so often.

Unfortunately, her family is unable to pay for the treatment she desperately needs. I don’t know if this will work, but I was hoping that if i posted this, some people on tumblr would help donate. The money would go towards a bone marrow transplant. It costs $10,000 and so far they have only made about $1,300.

Please im asking this as her friend and someone who cares about her. If you could just signal boost this or even donate a dollar it would mean so much to me and her family as well.

Donation for Transplant

Facebook Page

There’s only about a month left until this campaign closes so please help.

Thank you so much.

REBLOG THIS ! You can save Ashley’s life… I know we can do it ! It’s only $10,000… It’s nothing for tumblr ! WHERE ARE THE NOTES!

and a reminder that even if you can’t donate $$ you can become a potential donor for free (and if you live in the US you can even do it via mail with a mouth swab, painless) with BeTheMatch (or your country’s version)

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10th April, 2014

Today’s Conversation

jetsetonjapan:

*I’m the only female teacher in the staff room.

Kyotou-sensei: ジェシカお茶出してね。(Basically telling me to serve tea)
Me:….え?
Kyotou-sensei: *motioning pouring of tea*
Me:….はい…

I poured the tea, went into the principal’s office, said shitsureshimasu, bowed at the guest after being introduced by the vice principal, and bowed again as I left. When I went to put the tray back one of the female teachers saw me and made eye contact with me and apologized that I had to serve tea.

You guys… I am so baffled by what happened today. One side of me is like whatever about it - when in Rome, right? And the other side of me, my feminist side, is just enraged. I do not dislike my Kyouto-sensei nor do I have any negative feelings towards him after today, but it was just weird.

I guess in my quest to be accepted and trying my best to not be disrespectful and to understand the culture I am now seen as a “Japanese” person. Actually, I have been told on many occasions that I am just like a Japanese person. (No I am not. I’m Latina and super proud of it!) I just want to be polite and respect your culture and traditions. Nevertheless being asked to serve tea was weird. I feel that being a woman on the JET program is completely different than being a male on the JET program. One example was something I heard from a past JET. At her base school all the female teachers would sit together at lunch and only the male teachers were allowed to sit in the principal’s office. She told me that she even asked if she could sit in the principal’s office and was denied.

Please tell me what ya’ll think and if you have ever been asked to serve tea before. I don’t really know how to feel about this. I’m not mad, just baffled.


I wanted to offer my own two cents (yen?) as another JET who is has been the only woman in the office a few times.

It’s true that a lot of people assume tea making is a woman’s job in the office, but before you assume you’re being unfairly singled out because of your sex, you should take into account the politics in your office.

Here’s my office: I work in the town hall. My section shares a room with the child safety division. I am the only full-time woman in the room, but we get female temp staff some times.

When we have guests visit/have meetings here, we always make tea. But it isn’t the female worker who makes the tea, it’s generally the lowest ranked worker. I’ve seen this in action: if they have a temp worker, they will make the tea, but if our side has a temp worker and they don’t their lowest ranking member (a man) will prepare it. I’m never asked to make tea for their guests, even though I am literally 2 feet away (and closer to the tea pot!). When we had a male temp worker in my section, he made all the tea even though I was right there and have made tea a trillion times. 

(my normal work day)

A lot of times, it might seem like they give those jobs to female staff, but in reality the female staff may be the lowest on the totem pole. Female staff in offices (and schools) are often part-time or temp workers, because it allows a more flexible schedule in a country where child-care is expensive and often unavailable to working mothers.

So, before you assume its a gender-based decision (and it might be!), take a look around. Are you the least busy in the office (if you work in a school and the part-time staff have already left for the day, you probably are!)? Are you the lowest ranking in the office? Are you just messing around on your computer and making tea won’t interrupt you (lol)? These may be the reasons you’re the tea-maker for today.

There are positive ways to see this sort of thing. If you’re being included in these sort of office politics, it can be seen as a compliment— that they figure you are capable of understanding the office enough to treat you like anyone else. Many ALTs are treated like children and led by the hand, and this can be seen as a vote of confidence. 

If you feel it is an issue of sexism (which is a big issue for so many ALT women and no joke), there are steps you can take, but before you jump to that conclusion, make sure you take a look at the whole picture.

anyways drink up bitches!

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8th April, 2014


Fuck the king

forget the other plots I’m ready for the Arya Stark power hour

(anyway I’m going to be making a separate blog for “fandom” related posts so I can keep this one just personal and focused. If for some reason you’d like to follow that blog, drop me a message.)

Fuck the king

forget the other plots I’m ready for the Arya Stark power hour

(anyway I’m going to be making a separate blog for “fandom” related posts so I can keep this one just personal and focused. If for some reason you’d like to follow that blog, drop me a message.)

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4th April, 2014

today and tomorrow’s weather: 暴風雪 (severe snowstorm)
yes, it’s spring in northern Hokkaido! *cries*
new JETs, this is your future
Life is alright. Besides what seems like a million separate goodbye/welcome parties, things are pretty boring. School is out so there isn’t much work in the office. There’s only so much preparation one can do.
Things have been a little tense. I found out that next year my office will be moving to the other side of town, officially, which puts me in a spot. I need to find a new apartment by this summer (so the new ALT can move into my current room), and I was hoping to find somewhere close to work because I can’t, in any way, afford a car. But now this move complicates things a bit.
Dai is doing alright, though there have been some troubling developments. He’s been pretty lucky when it comes to GVHD (graft versus host disease): a little on the skin, nothing that needed serious intervention. But now he’s got it in his liver, which is pretty scary. The liver is pretty important. He says not to worry, but… you know me. Hopefully it can be controlled. 
I signed up for the JLPT, N2. It’s really weird to look at a textbook again. I feel really out of my element. As always, listening is fine, but my reading skills are… well, let’s just say I’m functionally illiterate. Things are improving steadily but it’s just so slow. I’ve been seriously wishing that the test included a speaking section, which is blasphemy. 
But! In better news, I’ve made some plans for Golden Week. In early May I’ll head down to Sendai, hopefully walk the steps in Yamadera (which I’ve been wanting to for ages now), and finish by visiting Dai if he’s well enough.
I wish I could spend the whole vacation with him, but with his manly pride he pushes himself too hard to look normal and strong and not sick!!! when I come around, and I don’t want to kill him (ha ha).
… and that’s a long post. 

today and tomorrow’s weather: 暴風雪 (severe snowstorm)

yes, it’s spring in northern Hokkaido! *cries*

new JETs, this is your future

Life is alright. Besides what seems like a million separate goodbye/welcome parties, things are pretty boring. School is out so there isn’t much work in the office. There’s only so much preparation one can do.

Things have been a little tense. I found out that next year my office will be moving to the other side of town, officially, which puts me in a spot. I need to find a new apartment by this summer (so the new ALT can move into my current room), and I was hoping to find somewhere close to work because I can’t, in any way, afford a car. But now this move complicates things a bit.

Dai is doing alright, though there have been some troubling developments. He’s been pretty lucky when it comes to GVHD (graft versus host disease): a little on the skin, nothing that needed serious intervention. But now he’s got it in his liver, which is pretty scary. The liver is pretty important. He says not to worry, but… you know me. Hopefully it can be controlled. 

I signed up for the JLPT, N2. It’s really weird to look at a textbook again. I feel really out of my element. As always, listening is fine, but my reading skills are… well, let’s just say I’m functionally illiterate. Things are improving steadily but it’s just so slow. I’ve been seriously wishing that the test included a speaking section, which is blasphemy. 

But! In better news, I’ve made some plans for Golden Week. In early May I’ll head down to Sendai, hopefully walk the steps in Yamadera (which I’ve been wanting to for ages now), and finish by visiting Dai if he’s well enough.

I wish I could spend the whole vacation with him, but with his manly pride he pushes himself too hard to look normal and strong and not sick!!! when I come around, and I don’t want to kill him (ha ha).

… and that’s a long post. 

19th March, 2014

actegratuit:

The Blue Pond in Hokkaido Changes Colors Depending on the Weather
“The Most Beautiful Pond In The World!”
According to the photographer Ken Shiraishi, who made a pilgrimage up to Northern Japan last month to take these shots, the water contains a high degree of aluminum hydroxide, which reflects blue light – a phenomenon responsible for our lovely blue skies. Shiraishi spent several days up there photographing the pond in various light.
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ahhh if we weren’t moving into ‘gross half-melted muck’ season, I would totally make a trip down here during one of these upcoming 3 day holidays… actegratuit:

The Blue Pond in Hokkaido Changes Colors Depending on the Weather
“The Most Beautiful Pond In The World!”
According to the photographer Ken Shiraishi, who made a pilgrimage up to Northern Japan last month to take these shots, the water contains a high degree of aluminum hydroxide, which reflects blue light – a phenomenon responsible for our lovely blue skies. Shiraishi spent several days up there photographing the pond in various light.
via

ahhh if we weren’t moving into ‘gross half-melted muck’ season, I would totally make a trip down here during one of these upcoming 3 day holidays… actegratuit:

The Blue Pond in Hokkaido Changes Colors Depending on the Weather
“The Most Beautiful Pond In The World!”
According to the photographer Ken Shiraishi, who made a pilgrimage up to Northern Japan last month to take these shots, the water contains a high degree of aluminum hydroxide, which reflects blue light – a phenomenon responsible for our lovely blue skies. Shiraishi spent several days up there photographing the pond in various light.
via

ahhh if we weren’t moving into ‘gross half-melted muck’ season, I would totally make a trip down here during one of these upcoming 3 day holidays… actegratuit:

The Blue Pond in Hokkaido Changes Colors Depending on the Weather
“The Most Beautiful Pond In The World!”
According to the photographer Ken Shiraishi, who made a pilgrimage up to Northern Japan last month to take these shots, the water contains a high degree of aluminum hydroxide, which reflects blue light – a phenomenon responsible for our lovely blue skies. Shiraishi spent several days up there photographing the pond in various light.
via

ahhh if we weren’t moving into ‘gross half-melted muck’ season, I would totally make a trip down here during one of these upcoming 3 day holidays…

actegratuit:

The Blue Pond in Hokkaido Changes Colors Depending on the Weather

“The Most Beautiful Pond In The World!”

According to the photographer Ken Shiraishiwho made a pilgrimage up to Northern Japan last month to take these shots, the water contains a high degree of aluminum hydroxide, which reflects blue light – a phenomenon responsible for our lovely blue skies. Shiraishi spent several days up there photographing the pond in various light.

via

ahhh if we weren’t moving into ‘gross half-melted muck’ season, I would totally make a trip down here during one of these upcoming 3 day holidays…

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