Last day as an ALT

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Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:59 am

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
Aristotle

And leisure I will have,in Hokkaido. I have one part time job in a English school lined up. No year contract, just a gig. No politics,no bullshit, no standing at the back of the class watching a teacher, the ennui boring into me. See video below.

It is over. :thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HagzTRmUBIE
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby Pitarou on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:46 am

Is life cheaper in Hokkaido? Are English teachers better paid? Who pays the bills?

What are you gonna' do with the rest of your time now? :thumbsup:
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:53 am

I don't do money, so I don't know. (my better half does that), but we are close to Costco which is all I give a shit about shopping wise.
I don't know.
I am paying the bills with my part time job, as we are living at my parents-in-law.
Spare time = study Japanese, garden, run, and sing this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HagzTRmUBIE
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby azuhl on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:08 pm

Well, I hope you enjoy yourself, congratulations and keep coming here!

As I stated, I want to move to Hokkaido and I'll be pumping you for information :D
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:11 pm

One bit of information I will give you now. None of the Hokkaido jobs make it to Gaijinpot. They are all run through a site called Hokkaido Insider. It costs 5000 a year to belong to, but that is where all the Hokkaido jobs are.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby azuhl on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:15 pm

moolooman wrote:One bit of information I will give you now. None of the Hokkaido jobs make it to Gaijinpot. They are all run through a site called Hokkaido Insider. It costs 5000 a year to belong to, but that is where all the Hokkaido jobs are.


Delete this immediately! ...then PM me the info :P Seriously though, I hear it's pretty win up there, just a bit far for an interview, you know?
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:17 pm

I've got a job there already. :thumbsup: I tell you, that site is where all the jobs are. PM me and we can talk more.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby himitsu on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:28 pm

Take care!

Here a quote that you will probably know (slightly adjusted to the situation):

I didn't understand half of what you said half as well as I should like, and I understood less than half of what you said half as well as you deserve.

(that's what I was always thinking when reading mooloo's posts)
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:29 pm

Willie Wonka?
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:30 pm

:bow:

And wave to my avatar.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby himitsu on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:47 pm

(Bilbo Baggins at his bday party)
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:38 pm

Of course it is. Currently being filmed in NZ.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby Richard_Benoit on Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:48 am

Congrats to mooloo for getting out of the ALT game! Look forward to more great posts next school year though! (how's that? meet your needs?)
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby BeelzeBob on Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:21 pm

The day after tomorrow (Friday, 3/23) will be my last day as a dispatched ALT.
Then a two-week break and I'll start as a direct-hire ALT.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby pjs1 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:14 am

Today is my last lesson day as an ALT. I head back to the UK next month. This site has been an invaluable source of information and ideas throughout my time teaching in Japan. Thanks Englipedia,may you continue to grow and serve the ALT community.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby Richard_Benoit on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:48 am

Good luck with your repatriation! Safe journey!
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby Jeimuzu on Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:51 am

pjs1 wrote:Today is my last lesson day as an ALT. I head back to the UK next month. This site has been an invaluable source of information and ideas throughout my time teaching in Japan. Thanks Englipedia,may you continue to grow and serve the ALT community.


Oh Lordy, you're coming back to this sh*t hole of a country.

Just in time for the new budget and tax increases all round.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby Jeimuzu on Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:59 pm

What's going on here? I didn't post the above message today.

I did see a message that Mooloo bumped this post but it is gone now, what's this all about?
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby David-Joiny1 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:42 pm

That is a bit weird..Wonder what's goin on.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:45 pm

I was trying to reminisce but it didn't take off
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby pakalika on Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:43 am

Good luck Moo. I said this exact same thing about a year and half ago and guess what. I got a better offer back teaching English in JHS and ES so here I am. But at least it is not through a dispatch company. Directly through the BOE.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:13 pm

I'm just confusing everyone now. I haven't been an ALT for two years. It was an old post I woke up.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby SirDickusBacillus on Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:43 pm

As for Hokkaido jobs, if you can stand the cold and live near a populated (the south west) you should be good to go. Please take a look at the map before you move just anywhere up here. There is not a whole lot of transportation in the rest of the island.

Tonight, winter begins. Blizzard warning for nearby cities and negative temp caution for my area. Woo hoo!
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:50 pm

As cold and windy as MEXT in Sapporo. It's trying to snow. Winter tyres go on on Saturday.
(respect the spelling of tyres)
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby David-Joiny1 on Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:55 pm

Heck!You guys sound like you are gonna be freezing your nuts off. I'm still in jeans and a tee here. Perfect weather if not a bit chilly in the mornings.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby moolooman on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:47 pm

SirD will be freezing his bollocks off a lot earlier than me I wager
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby Jeimuzu on Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:35 pm

Still like to know how the date of that post got changed from March to November, quite bizarre.
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Re: Last day as an ALT

Postby thenewguy on Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:29 pm

I hid and had a wank in the janitor's cupboard/tiny room today.
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