Red Data Girl: The First Familiar (Week 11)

Red Data Girl: The First Familiar
By Noriko Ogiwara

A Translation

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moosekleenex:

Maxi dresses.

story of my 5’ 1/2” life.

moosekleenex:

Maxi dresses.

story of my 5’ 1/2” life.

I’m about to go to bed, so I’m just going to leave it be. It’s not bothering anything.

I’m about to go to bed, so I’m just going to leave it be. It’s not bothering anything.

I don’t really mind moths. I’m just glad it’s not a giant spider. O.o

I don’t really mind moths. I’m just glad it’s not a giant spider. O.o

This is a giant moth that is currently hanging out on my kitchen ceiling.

This is a giant moth that is currently hanging out on my kitchen ceiling.

RDG Tonight!

Hey, everyone!

I finally finished the next piece of RDG. It’s a bit on the long side too. :) It’ll be up tonight (US time) at the usual time.

thekimonogallery:

Kennin-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan.  Photography by davegolden on flickr

thekimonogallery:

Kennin-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan.  Photography by davegolden on flickr

keyo55 said: Hello, do you know what is the chance of me getting accepted into the JET program? I was born in Malaysia with Chinese background (non-Caucasian face) but I have became a citizen of Australia and have been living there for just over 10 years now. Plus I've been studying Japanese for 5 years and majoring in Secondary Education. I'm really worry since the requirement says one has to be a native speaker... :S Thank you.

If you’re fluent in English, I wouldn’t worry too much about your background, especially if you’re a citizen of Australia. When they say being a native speaker is required, they’re really talking about fluency and use in your daily life.

Check out these JET participant statistics. A number of people are hired from countries whose official language isn’t English. As an Australian citizen, you should be fine. Australia is one of the biggest countries when it comes to sending JETs to Japan.

Having a background in Japanese and education will definitely help you too. They say it’s not required, but I think my degree in education was what really got me my position in the end.

Lots of luck! :D

Close call…

Today was my first day of real summer break in a Japanese school. By “real” I mean I sat at my desk most of the day and did very little work. Instead, I spent a lot of my time translating Red Data Girl. I got through 6 pages and I was pretty proud of myself. At the end of the day, I was shutting down the programs on my computer when I realized not only had I forgotten to send myself an email with with the translation, but I had exited out of work without saving the file. Unsurprisingly, I freaked out. Luckily though, it turns out Word is smart and there’s a way to recover unsaved documents. I got it back, sent the email, and headed out for the day.

I have about 3 pages left of the week’s translation. My guess is I’ll be posting it in the next few days. Sorry for the wait!

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I'm a 22 year old American girl who has just moved to Japan through the JET Program. Follow my adventures as I settle into my first apartment, start my first real job, and generally figure out how to be a grown up... in a foreign country.

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