Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Apartment Tour






For those of you who didn't suffer through all those kooky little mini movies I sent out... here's the apt, and how we're living.

When we were here before we lived in what was called kyoshokuin jutaku housing. Which is basically teacher/government housing. It was... okay. And nothing to really complain about, but our living accomodations are a bit more refined this go around.

A lot of that has to do with the fact that I'm a municipal JET, i.e. I work directly for a local municipal government, the Fukutsu Board of Education. Whereas Sandy, and the majority of JETs are Prefectural [state] JETs. Prefecturals are bound by a lot more regs as far as standardized living conditions and budget allocations. The fact that I work for a municipal government pretty much leaves our status/budget stuff completely at their discretion. You hear some horror stories resulting from that, but the majority of municipals live slightly better than prefecturals. Including us. Our apt is reeeeaaaaally nice.

So, on with the tour.

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