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CockGoblinThis is kind of a long story, but I'd appreciate someone giving it a quick look.
Started dating the girl of my dreams first year of college. Petite Japanese girl we had homestay at my house the year before, and then started long-distance dating when she came back to visit a year later. She's absolutely perfect and we're both head-over-heels for each other.
Once I graduated, I tried applying to all sorts of overseas EFL companies in Japan - JET, Interrac, ECC, but I never got in. It's been almost a year since I've graduated, but the only job I can get is working under my mom's boss as a temp in her office.
Now, my gf is less than a year from graduating her college and I still have no idea of how to get to Japan. After 4.5 years, the waiting has taken it's toll on both of us, but it's been really hard on her.
We're both worried about a lot of things. We absolutely don't want to leave each other, but I don't know how to deal with this. We're both miserable apart, and she's getting more miserable each day. I don't know how to look for/qualify for any jobs other than EFL jobs, nor do I have the skills to not-get fired on the first day. If I had time, I'd stay here and work at getting a better degree or an actual skill-set I could use. But the longer I stay here, the worse things are gonna get.
There's a lot more to this, but I can't word it right in one post. I just want us to be happy.
Can someone please give me some advice? Or help talk me through this?
ElbowkushI myself was on a business trip, tired and not interested in being “cute”, but I doned a peacock feather that night to add some flair to my outfit. I strode up to the bar and ordered a beer (something I have done a million times over) and began to strike up a conversation with these two friendly British gents.Three hours later, I was handing off my business card to Neal with my cell phone number scribbled on the back. I walked out of the bar, thinking that I would never hear back from this nice guy. Three days later, there was an e-mail from Neal in my work e-mail account. I was surprised and flattered that he remembered me.From that first e-mail our lives were changed forever.We entered our long distance relationship utilizing every tool and technology possible. Communicating on a daily basis through e-mailing, Skype or cell phone allowed us to get to know one another without distractions or hesitations. Soon, Neal came out to the United States to visit me for his birthday… then again for three weeks at Christmas time.He survived meeting the family, in fact he fit right in. After our first New Year’s kiss, we knew that we were going to have many more in our future.
CockGoblinGetting circumcised tomorrow. Been waiting years for this. I really hope i don't regret it. Anyone have any advice for how to cope with the pain afterwards. I'm 20 and my head has never seen the world, i imagine it's going to hurt like a motherfucker.
DeebieSkeebiesWhy mars, though? Im an idiot when it comes to this kind of stuff but why are we so crazy about mars when there are other planets out there that were observed by telescopes and shit that are like earth. mars doesnt seem that thrilling to me but it's crazy the stuff we have found about it though. Space is cool as fuck.
Krotchs_BrotherI won't be a dick because at least you admitted to being an idiot about this stuff.
But do you realize how far Mars is from us? Its the closest planet that's a reasonable and worthwhile trip for us to make.
You're probably referring to Kepler 452b. That planet is 1400 light years away.
Light years are a measure of distance, the amount of distance a ray of light travels in 1 year.
It would take light 1400 years to reach that planet. It would take our fastest ship about 26 million years to reach it. Safe to say we're never getting there.
Also, we don't even know if its rocky or just a smaller gas giant. In other words, while it is very similar to Earth it is also wildly different. Or it isn't. We don't even know.
DeebieSkeebiesHaha why you gotta be a dick in the first place? Just explain the shit in a non-pretentious douchey way. But thanks for the information, though. It makes more sense but we should also focus on the issues earth has, like crazy overpopulation/urbanization while exploring the next frontier.