I am a 23 year old Canadian who just got short-listed for the JET Programme 2017. My name is Megan, for those of you who don’t know because you aren’t related to me and reading this because I told you too. This blog is going to mostly pertain to past, present and future adventures in Japan, the JET Programme, and basically how I got to where I am now.
A little bit of my academic background– I am just about to graduate (6…more…weeks…) from university with a Bachelors Degree with a Major in Japanese, a minor in English and a second minor in Religious Studies. I know what you’re probably thinking, “Oh god, another Japan loving otaku.” If you were thinking that, you’d only be half right. I do love Japan — the intriguing culture, the colourful history, and oh, the delicious food :). However I do appreciate the occasional horror anime or inspirational Ghibli film, but not for the same reasons an otaku would (Overly voluptuous women, ridiculous characters, etc.). One day I’ll write a blog about Ghibli movies and just how important they are in understanding Japan.
I also have my Certificate to Teach English as a Foreign Language (CERTEFL) which I got in Thailand (I will also touch on this in another blog).
A little bit of personal background– I am the oldest daughter of 3 girls. My dad passed away when I was 10, so it was up to my mom to raise us all by herself. But because of this, I had to mostly put myself through university– everything I accomplished, was because of my own hard work. I think this is what has made my accomplishments seem so much sweeter.
Anyways, enough rambling. This is me in a nutshell. Time to get to the good stuff 🙂