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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

Japan Diaries: Summary

My adventures in Japan might have been long over but their memories still linger. To summarize my adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun , here's the list (complete with links*) of places and events that I have visited and experienced: *click the links to read the articles Japan Diaries Day 0 and 1  - Arrival & Stroll around Tsubasagaoka-kita Day 2  - Rengakan Illumination Day 3  - Expo 70 Commemoration Park Day 4  - Solo Backpacking to Okuyama Ameyama Natural Park Day 5  - Universal Studios Japan Day 1 Day 6  - Universal Studios Japan Day 2 Day 7 and 8  - Christmas in Japan & My Solo Wakayama City Visit Day 9  - A Day in Kyoto City Day 10  - A Visit to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Day 11  - Wakayama City Checkup Day 12  - Nishikinohama Beach Park, Dotonbori, & Osaka Castle Day 13  - Rinku Town Visited Day 14 and 15  - New Year in Japan Day 16 and 17  - Meeting the Deer of Nara City Day 18  - Tokyo Disneyland Day 1 Day 19  - Tokyo

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