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Japan Diaries 4: Quarantine Week 1

Quarantine Week 1: October 18-24, 2021 This is it! It's officially my first week of quarantine here in Japan . For those who missed my intro article, my fellow Filipino Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and I were all housed in Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku City, Tokyo Prefecture. Since we're not allowed to leave our room, you might find the usual per day article boring so I'll be sharing with you a summarized version of my daily life as a quarantined ALT.  Day 1: October 18, 2021 Monday As part of the health protocol requirements, we were required to check our own temperature for 6 days using the temperature strip that they provided us in the kit. We should then email it to an assigned email. Here's my quarantine work setup I accomplished the 1st day of the 2021 Post Arrival Orientation tasks. The topics for the day are:  Day 1 ALT Orientation topics Here's my food for the day: Day 1 quarantine meal  I found out that my set meal was for people with lactose intoler

Japan Diaries 4: Intro

Intro Finally! After almost a year of waiting, I am once again heading to Japan . Not as a tourist but as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) under the JET Programme. You can read more about it in my article Road to JET 2021: Timeline .  Since this series is not purely about travel and on most days I'm working, I won't be posting a per day article like in the past series but a week and weekend compilation instead. In case there would be holiday trips or cultural events, I would write a special article about it and briefly mention it in the week/weekend article. Aside from that, I would like to share that the setup of this trip is also unique compared to those experienced by ALTs before. Because of the pandemic and the health protocols implemented in Japan . Incoming people are required to undergo a very strict 14-day quarantine. Thankfully, everything is arranged and shouldered by Japan's Board of Education. Read on and find out more about what happened during Day 0 of my t

Shibuya Crossing - Tokyo

Located in Shibuya-ku which is a special ward in Tokyo Prefecture in Japan , Shibuya Crossing is a famously known scramble crossing located in front of the Hachiko Exit of the Shibuya Station. Shibuya Crossing Shibuya Crossing Details: Ready to cross   Shibuya Crossing We got to visit Shibuya Crossing on the last day of our 3-day Disney Adventure in Chiba Prefecture. This was during the 20th day of our 2014-2015 Japan trip . Ready to cross the famous crossing! Here we go! With our Japanese family Team Nicerio crosses Shibuya Crossing Almost there! The famous Shibuya 109 Shibuya Crossing is usually or let's say commonly featured in local television shows. However, it gained worldwide fame when it was featured in several Hollywood films like Lost in Translation , The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift , and Resident Evil Afterlife and Retribution . KC and Ella Crossed Shibuya Crossing Aside from the crossing itself, the area is known for its shop


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