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Spaghetti September 6th
« on: September 06, 2007, 08:54:41 PM »

“I’m siiiiiinging in the rain, just siiiiiinging in the rain.”
Batten down the hatches me hearties, a storm be a blowin’ through. Um what can I tell you? This week has been pretty uneventful apart from the extreme weather so I won’t take up your time any longer…please proceed to the useful bit. But first, a word from your President:

YETI Elections: 1st year JET wanted!!!

Hello all you beautiful people.

Now is the time for the 2007 election for 1st year YETI representative.
So, you might ask - what kind of person would actually volunteer for this position?

Basically, this is an opportunity to get involved with YETI in a way never before dreamed!!!! We want someone who can represent the wishes and needs (hopes and dreams?) of first year ALTs as well as get involved with event planning and all those great things that go along with being a member of YETI - no we can't disclose those advantages publicly, sorry.

As elections for this position are in September, you will remain in this position until next September (or when you go home - whichever is earlier) Because of this, you will have the opportunity to work with us, as well as the next group of YETI people.

This is a non paying position as are ours. It's a thankless job but it's also lots of fun and gives you the opportunity to get involved and decide what to do with 50 or more people from time to time. You don't have to get involved with every event.
If you are interested please send a short blurb (a paragraph or so) to Natalie at  and she will put it in the Spaghetti. Deadlines for submissions are Wednesday September 19th at 4:00pm. Voting will go on for one week after that and the winner will be announced the following week.


Fuji Climb 2007 – To climb or not to climb that is the question.

*Update*: Considering the typhoon, we will assess the situation and decide for definite on Saturday morning if we really should attempt it in these conditions. Please check the forum for confirmation. If you haven’t got the internet at home please call one of us to confirm, you should have all received the contact list this week from Lee. Don’t worry if we don’t end up doing it, we have plenty more things up our sleeves and you can always climb it next July/August. Look out for forthcoming Pub Quiz and Halloween shenanigans.

This year we will attempt the summit on Saturday September 8th. There will be two teams of explorers. One team will be led by the genki and heroic Mike Wilcox. The other will be led by the fairly lazy Dr Gibbons. I think you can guess who is starting from the bottom and who is starting at the 5th station, 2200 meters above sea level.

The lazy people will begin the hike from the 5th station at 7:00 pm. Mike will lead the bravest souls from the bottom, starting at (TBA) o'clock.

Please RSVP on the forum if you want to come, can provide rides, accommodation, food or performance enhancing drugs.

Also, please feel free to help me develop a to bring list:
- extra socks
- a hat
- gloves
- warm jacket for the top
- flashlight
- sunglasses
- sunscreen
- water (2L)
- money
- good shoes or boots for hiking
- a sense of humor
- high protein food
- a camera
- an mp3 player
- a phone and charger
- aspirin
- wet naps

*NEW* "Furinkazan-ko 2007"  4th Annual Motosuko Lake Party
Come and welcome the Autumn season under Mt. Fuji!
When:  Saturday September 15th
Where:  Lake Motosuko Kokusai Bungalows
Time:  Afternoon until finish.  (Designate a driver or party late and camp!)
Other:  BYOB and grills to BBQ.   Cinder blocks to make a grill available to rent.  DJs and bonfire dance at night.

Entrance Fee 500yen. 
Parking 500yen. 
Tent space 2500yen (bring your own tent).
Stay in Bungalow 1500yen.

All are welcome to attend!  We will be hanging out at the lake and grilling starting in the afternoon.  Take a look at the attached flyer for information and a map.
We hope to see you there!
Info:  Andy 090-9136-3959.

*NEW* Tokyo Game Show
One of the world's largest video game expos will be held near Tokyo at the end of the month and it only cost 1000 yen to get in!  The Tokyo Game Show will be open to the public Saturday Sept. 22nd and Sunday Sept. 23rd. Anyone wanna go?

Nagano Soccer Tournament
It's baaaaccccckkkkk!!!

That's right kids, the Nagano soccer tournament is happening at the end of next month. Come one, come all...whether you are a player or just a socializing...all is welcomed. This is usually a big event during the fall and it is a chance to meet others outside of the ken while getting to know the few who are in the ken as well. Here are the details:

WHEN? - September 29-30 (Sat & Sun)   
WHERE? - Sania Park, Sugadaira Kogen (Nagano Pref)   
WHO? - Eastern Japan teams may enter; men’s 11-a-side and women’s 6-a-side tournaments will be held.
HOW MUCH? - Players staying Fri & Sat - \16,500
                     Players staying Sat night - \11,500
                     Supporters staying Fri & Sat - \14,500
                     Supporters staying Sat night only - \9,500

For more information go here:

Let me know ASAP who wants to go. Tell me if you are playing or not and how many nights. Please RSVP on the forum or send me a pm if you have any questions. For the newbs, if you know peeps that don't get on the forum....please spread the word. We would love for a load of people to go. Also, drivers are definitely welcomed!!!

Shereena Chang aka adirasta


*NEW* Part-time Teacher Needed in the Fujiyoshida Area
Bunri Gakuin, the largest juku in Yamanashi, needs a part-time teacher to help with our Elementary school English program. We already have a team of five full-time foreign staff, but urgently need an additional member to help cover extra classes, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

3000yen per hour, all materials and training provided, plus travel expenses paid. The class sizes are small, and the emphasis is on both the children and you having fun while they learn English. For further details call the Bunri English Manager, Toby Wheeler, on 08013482050, or email

English Teacher Needed
Looking for a foreign English teacher to teach two evening courses on Mondays (from either 5:00-7:00 pm or 6:00-8:00 pm) in Nirasaki.  Depending on which time period the teacher would be able to teach, the students range in age from upper elementary to high school age. Teacher must be able to provide own transportation to lesson (buses and train lines are not feasible).  Pay is ï¿¥3,000 an hour plus ï¿¥500 travel fee.  Lesson starts ASAP.  Please contact Brian at (090-4606-9872) for more information.

English Teacher Wanted
People International Services, a small independently-run Australian English company located on Takeda Street near Yamanashi University, is seeking an enthusiastic teacher for students of all ages in a part-time position. We offer use of the company car for all business travel during working hours, a flexible schedule, a friendly Western office environment, and a competitive hourly rate for the right candidate. 
We require a native English speaker in possession of a driver’s license and prior experience working with children in the educational environment. Conversational Japanese language ability is a plus. This position begins at the end of August, with the possibility of a full contract depending on workload.
Please email Paul at if you are interested in working with us.


Deal of the Century!!!
Hurry folks, for this once and a life time offer. Below, are a list of items I have to offer and I am willing to let the lot go for an earth shattering price of 12 man 円 ....
Wine rack.......once you have this item in your gaff you will be able to entertain guests like no other.
Toaster..... essential item in any Gaijin apartment
Corner cabinet.... for putting pretty things in
Desk & Chair........ for all your study needs
Inflatable bed....... for those fun camping trips in the Nash
Map of Japan...... always handy in case you get lost and that does happen a lot in Yamanashi
Microwave........ necessity unless you brought your mother along to Japan with you
Japanese Study books helpful aid for getting to know the locals
Christmas & lights....... it will be lonely this Christmas.............. without them.......
T.V.......u cant possibly live without tuning into Japanese TV
Tokyo guidebook for when you get bored of the Nash!
Rice cooker...for when you are sick of having microwave dinners
Bag of rice... to test out the rice cooker to make sure it works.......(Joke, of course it does or does it?)
And last and by no means least a snowboard, bindings and boots plus a 4 wheel drive car to take to that all important snow park.......
If interested in finding out the exact details, then email today, but don't delay or you'll pay... hey hey hey!

Dell Trotter
PS: If you bargain I might throw in a few more goodies to help you on your way!
If interested email me at  
Panasonic “SuperDrive” VCR
Condition: Used, but like new. Price: \4,000
Panasonic Digicam Camcorder
100X Digital Zoom. Excellent condition. Price: \7,000
Camping Tent
3-man, but very roomy (high enough to stand up in), comes with storage canopy. Very good condition. Price: \3,500
2-seat reclining sofa with pop-out foot rest.
Very good condition. Price: \15,000

Please contact Tomoka for more info at: or 080-5417-4468

House Share with Japanese Teacher of English
Amazing House share from August 21st with 30 year old Japanese high school teacher(male), fluent English speaker: 2-Story house, 2 bathrooms, *10 minutes from Kofu by train, bus or car/20 minutes by bicycle (near Kaisumiyoshi station).  The house is surrounded by two large gardens and has free parking.  You would have your own second story 8 tatami size bedroom w/closet as well as a private study on the first floor.  The other rooms *dining/living/kitchen we would share.  Shared utilities. Rent: 30,000 yen a month. After one year, I will be moving to Australia, so the house (rented) could be yours to share with friends or family.
Contact Kazu on 080-5099-3913 if interested.

Reddish Maroon Subaru Vivio
Peppy little yellow plate with some nicks and scrapes. 
Runs great and just had shaken paid through April of 2009.  Get around Yamanshi while saving money on gas.
6.9 man or OBO
Contact Jason Coneby at for details or call 080-5468-6923

Car For Sale
1995 Mitsubishi Gallant Sport, 2Litre Twin turbo, 5 speed manual, Navy, Hatchback-so large trunk, 4 Wheel Drive, 85000kms, 6 disc CD player, Air conditioning, Set of snow wheels included, Shaken until March 08, Regularly serviced, Driver’s electric window not working, other than that, in perfect condition. 60,000yen.


--Website of the Weak--    

Hahahahahaha…sited as the “Best page in the Universe” this guy’s diatribes are hilarious. Read his hate mail and replies too. I think a certain Ms. Hall should start up a page along similar lines:


The World’s Strangest Laws – taken from the Times Online article by Alex Wade, Aug 15 2007.

25. It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.
24. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
23. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.
22. In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.
21. Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.
20. In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.
19. In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.
18. Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.
17. In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.
16. In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark.
15. In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station.
14. In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.
13. In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.
12. In London, Freemen are allowed to take a flock of sheep across London Bridge without being charged a toll; they are also allowed to drive geese down Cheapside.
11. In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
10. In the UK, a man who feels compelled to urinate in public can do so only if he aims for his rear wheel and keeps his right hand on his vehicle.
9. In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.
8. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.
7. In Chester, Welshmen are banned from entering the city before sunrise and from staying after sunset.
6. In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.
5. In Boulder, Colorado, it is illegal to kill a bird within the city limits and also to “own” a pet – the town’s citizens, legally speaking, are merely “pet minders”.
4. In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
3. In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.
2. In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination; he may only see their reflection in a mirror.
1. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast is legally the property of the King; the tail, on the other hand, belongs to the Queen - in case she needs the bones for her corset.
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