Tuesday, September 20, 2005
after visiting Akihabara and seeing some street performers, I was re-inspired to think about my place in the world. do I want to live in Japan? (if so, is Ye Ol' Eikaiwa the best option) do I want to travel all over the world (again, is Ye Ol' Eikaiwa my best strategy?) do I want to migrate back to science??
and I came up with a short list of skill that can be useful anywhere in the world.
1. English -- better to have teaching experience and a certificate of some kinda, but English alone and any degree are a huge asset
2. Hair scissors -- everyone needs their hair cut, styled, and general pampering. as my co-worker Keven said of his barber who costs equivalent of $40 for a cut (though not an uncommon price here), "Its worth every yen because he speaks English and tells me I look like Tom Cruise."
3. Smile purdy and pour that booze -- bartending skills
4. Any kind of performing. singing. dancing. sketching. posing. comedy. the less of a language barrier the better.
I have a vision of finding a pretty female tango dancer and getting a stereo and dancing in the street. taking turns leading. tuned into each other and the crowd.