I went to Two Lovers Point today. This is a very famous place in Guam that was once the scene of a Romeo and Juliet-like story. Two teens wanted to be together but their parents wouldn't let them, so they jumped from the cliff together to their death. Today it's a place where many people go to remember the importance of love. Many weddings are held here each year. It costs $2-$3 to get out onto the actual cliff (depending on if they give you a discount. I got one!) and the view is phenomenal. They have a huge Monitor Lizard in a cage before you go out. I was thankful it was caged. Although I'm told they are free roaming on the island and can get to 6 feet long. No thank you.
So a few days ago I got my daith pierced (4/13 actually). I had done a bit of research on it. Honestly just trying to figure out if this was going to be a breeze or the mother bitch of all piercings. I have several piercings but since my mom reads my blog I won't to into all those details here (you're welcome mom!). From what I read it sounded like it would be a breeze, similar to nose, which honestly I didn't feel until they put the jewelry in. Lies. Complete bullshit in fact. I will say that with a caveat, I think it completely depends on your anatomy, which in turn impacts how slowly or quickly the piercer can ram that piercing rod through there. I was a lucky little winner of the bad anatomy game apparently because as soon as I sat down and he started drawing he said "I'm going to have to go slow and you can't move" to which my response was "sweet Jesus please go as fast as possible". He did not. But I also understand that he needed …
I'll preface this by saying that I had great intentions when I signed up for this (and the Nago half marathon 1/24/16). I started a training plan, I stuck to it for the first half, etc. somewhere along the way things fell off schedule. Then I had an unplanned trip to the US (and back to Japan) which resulted in severe jet lag. It also resulted in no running. Prior to leaving for the US I had been experiencing hip issues so I was not running, resting the hip. Flash forward to 1/4 when I returned to Japan. I ran 3.6 miles (my first run in almost a month) and it hurt. The following day I ran 3 again and was stifled by the hip pain. I took the rest of the days off until race day
Getting there was an adventure. A 3 train 45 minute adventure. Which on the way back home with baby deer legs would prove quite the challenge.
I was most certainly the only white person there; also likely the only person who couldn't read or speak Japanese. So when I was trying to figure out whe…
Now is a great time to apply because you can build your student base while school is still in session in China, then have a good student base for summer when more time slots open up!
That you have be a native North American English Speaker (US/Canada, or Europe if you don't have an accent!)You do not have to have ESL experience, or teaching experience, but you do need to like kidsPositive energySmile until your cheeks hurt during the interview/demo and Mock/s (they want good energy)
The hiring process (I will explain all of these in more detail after outlining):
Apply online HEREYou will receive an email indicating that you have been selected (assuming you have!) to proceed to the next step, the Interview and 10 minute Demo LessonMock 1 (this is a full length 25 minute lesson with a current VipKid teacher in the US pretending to be a 5 year old student with very limited English) you receive an email within 24-48 hours letting you know if you have to do another mock, Mock…