Recently found out a friend successfully applied for Japan Exchange and Teaching(JET) and will be going to Japan to do assist teaching for a year.
I was surprise as the impression i got from the program was of people who looked real foreign to the Japanese had a higher chance.. but i think if she could do it so can I.
Which is why i am blogging my thoughts right now as going for the JET has always been part of my Japan Life plan. I want to use JET as a stepping stone to discover livelihood in Japan and maybe , if i am lucky plus possible, work in Japan for a few years and if i am extremely lucky, get hitched with a native there - yes i am not being shy about it.
It has always been my dream and having been learning Japanese at a language school was a first step towards this dream. Now i want to move forward to meet and socializing with Japanese people - young or old.
Perhaps I might leave the design field behind and start working with in the Japan relations industry like as a translator or a relations executive in an events company that organizes Japanese events in Singapore or even with the Japanese Creative Centre or Japanese Cultural society - with a art/design background in consideration.
At my current level right now. I am really lacking in my Japanese linguistics. I need to make time to do revision and do well in Japanese proficiency tests, to immerse more and more into Japan and clock up a little bit of teaching/guiding experience. :)
It was not the JET program that my friend got into that surprised me but it was her attitude. The attitude of starting living before you start dying, do not do nothing and regret later. Start working towards what you want to do and stop procrastinating and then regret later. Her attitude towards her dream really encouraged me to move forward in doing what i want to do.
Despite my dream, I feel that spiritually, I will need to ask God if it is what He wants me to do, if i am on the right track moving towards what he wants me to fulfill. Well, i have one and a half year to do so and shall keep asking and taking my time to hear from Him. If its right with God, it will be right by me.
Onwards to 2016 to Japan! 行け！